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Recipe: Crispy Blueberry Cornbread

Updated on July 13, 2016
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This is a sweet, crispy cornbread filled with plump, juicy blueberries - a marvellous breakfast or accompaniment to dinner.

Have it hot or cold, with butter, or plain - it's delicious any way you want it.

Every time I make this, the universal reaction is to demand my recipe! So I thought I'd put it up here for all to enjoy.

Try it. You'll love it. I promise.

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 35 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: 1 loaf

Ingredients

  • 1 cup yellow corn meal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup blueberries, frozen or fresh

Instructions

  1. Mix together 1 cup corn meal, 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon baking powder, and 1 teaspoon salt.
  2. Add oil and egg and milk. Stir until smooth. Mix in blueberries.
  3. Oil a bread tin, pour batter in. Bake at 400F for around 30 minutes, or until top splits open and bread is very golden brown.

Step 1 - Dry Ingredients

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Mix together 1 cup corn meal, 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon baking powder, and 1 teaspoon salt. Stir it well, until all ingredients are fully combined.

Step 2 - Wet Ingredients

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Add the oil, then the egg and the milk. Stir until the mixture is very smooth, and there are no lumps left. Mix in the blueberries - fresh or frozen will both work.

Step 3 - Put in Pan

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Oil a medium loaf tin, and pour batter into it. Place in a 400F oven to bake for around 30 minutes, or until the top is split open and dark golden brown, and a knife inserted in center comes out clean.

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Confirm that it's done with the knife test. Remove from oven, and slice. It's wonderful spread with butter when it's hot, but the leftovers are delicious cold as well.

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Enjoy!

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      querino de freitas 3 years ago

      when we made corn bread at home.....our cook always use 2 cups of ground corn to 1 or less of flour ...she never measured any thing,,all the bits of flours was mixed in with ground corn......all the best querino

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Simple and easy to follow instructions, very well done! Ilike the combination of corn and blueberries. Sounds interesting--thanks for sharing the recipe!

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      glassvisage 4 years ago from Northern California

      Yum! Such a simple but genius idea! A good alternative to the heavy blueberry pound cake :)

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      europewalker 4 years ago

      I love cornbread and blueberries, never thought of mixing the two. Looks so delicious, will have to try the recipe.

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      Krissa Klein 4 years ago from California

      Sure thing, billybuc - you're only a few states away, I'll have it right over!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sign me up. I love it. When you start making deliveries make sure you include me. :)

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      Krissa Klein 4 years ago from California

      You can definitely get it, but you might have to visit an ethnic shop to find it - West Indian or Caribbean shops would probably have it.

      Some of the major supermarkets may have a "foods of the world" section, so you might check there.

      Good luck!

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      D Frankland 4 years ago

      This looks delicious, and very pretty with the dark blue cracks along the top!

      Is it possible to get cornmeal in England?

      Another fine addition to my own 'recipes to try', Thanks!

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      Lena Kovadlo 4 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      I love corn bread and blueberries. Can't wait to make this treat. I love that the recipe looks simple to follow (even though I don't mind challenging recipes :) ) and that it has only natural ingredients. Passing this on for sure.