Blue Corn Cornbread
UPDATE: I have a newer favorite version of cornbread, this Cornbread Recipe.
This delicious Blue Corn Cornbread is made with blue cornmeal for a cool look, and has a tender and soft texture.
In my free time, I like to walk slowly up and down the grocery store aisles and look at every single item on the shelves (I’m so easily entertained, huh?) Part of it is because I think it’s fun, and the other thing is it gives me inspiration. Sometimes when I see an ingredient, I know exactly what I want to use it for.
When I saw a bag of blue cornmeal at Whole Foods, I knew I wanted to take it home with me and experiment! I tried coating some chicken cutlets with it instead of bread crumbs, but I also thought…blue corn cornbread! And I must say, I love it. It’s a nice little spin on regular cornbread, since blue corn has a different, distinct flavor. And then to spread some butter on it and drizzle some orange blossom honey? Mmm…
Blue Corn Cornbread
- 3/4 cup butter at room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 extra large eggs
- 1.5 cups milk
- 10 oz all purpose flour, by weight (2 cups, measured)
- 5 oz blue cornmeal, by weight (1 cup, measured)
- 4.5 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 cup corn kernels optional
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or with a hand mixer/by hand), cream the butter and sugar.
- Next, whisk the eggs and milk in a bowl until blended. In another bowl, sift together the flour, blue cornmeal, baking powder, and salt.
- Add 1/3 of the flour mixture to the creamed butter and sugar with the mixer on low speed, then 1/2 the egg/milk mixture, then 1/3 of the flour mixture, the last half of the egg/milk mixture, then the rest of the flour mixture, waiting until each installment is absorbed before adding the next. If adding the corn kernels, stir them in with a spatula just before the last installment of flour is incorporated.
- Pour the cornbread batter into a butter greased 13 x 9 x 2inch baking dish. Bake for 22-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cut your cornbread into squares, and drizzle honey or spread butter onto your cornbread when ready to serve.
Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.
15 Comments on “Blue Corn Cornbread”
Hi Fellow Cooks – I’ve been making Blue Cornmeal Corn Bread for years, my recipe calls for Plain Yogurt instead of milk. The batter comes out real thick, but cooks up good! One can find blue cornmeal at Natural Grocers.
I’ve tried around 6 different cornbread recipes over the years and was never thrilled about any of them. Well, I finally found a keeper! We ate it in record time. I think that next time I’m going to add 2/3 cup sugar instead of 1 cup, though. And I’m going to add the optional corn kernels too.
I felt 4.5 tsp of baking powder would give it an aluminum taste so I reduced it to 3 and I could still taste the baking powder will have to research another rising agent
Otherwise very good
Amazing Recipe ! Thank you! Wondering if anyone has tried making this recipe into muffins!?!
I just received a bag of blue cornmeal and thought “what should I make with this?”
I found your recipe and made it today and it is AMAZING!
I’ll be making another batch to share on the 4th of July!
this is the best of the best
This is the best ever cornbread ever.
Do you think I could use oat milk instead?
Whole Foods in Hawaii does not carry the blue corn cornmeal however did find it in the bulk bin area of another healthy options grocer. Your directions are very easy to understand and follow. My family enjoyed the results and were intrigued with the light blue hue!
I’m so glad you found some, and happy to hear that your family enjoyed it.
OMG! I do the same thing in the grocery store! Just last week, I spent a good two hours walking down the aisles and admiring/scrutinizing/comparing things, and only walked out with five items. 90% of the time, I have no intention of buying the things I look at, but I find something very satisfying about it nevertheless, and it gives me idea for future dishes.
I love the proper creaming reminder. I forget sometimes and it really makes that difference. Totally understand the pull of grocery store shelving. Pretty colorful packaging makes me happy.
HAHAHA “pretty colorful packaging makes me happy” you crack me up <3. Couldn't agree more!
These look great, love the blue tinge from the blue corn meal!
Thank you! Yes, I love that it is natural too! Blue corn is awesome =)