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Cathie's Southern-Style Cornbread

What you need: 

1 tablespoon vinegar
1 1/2 cups nondairy milk
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2-3/4 cup sugar (I use 3/4 cup)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon EnerG egg replacer powder (do not premix with water)
1/3 cup oil
1/4 cup very warm water
sugar, to sprinkle

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place skillet into the oven to heat up. Add vinegar to measuring cup, and fill with milk to 1 1/2 cups. Sift together all dry ingredients.
2. Pour the oil, 1 cup of the "buttermilk", and the water into the dry ingredients and whisk to combine. The batter should be somewhat thin and puffy (the leavening agents should really be working).
3. If batter is not thin, add the other 1/2 cup "buttermilk". To be honest I always need all 1 1/2 cups. Carefully remove skillet from the oven and spray really well with nonstick spray.
4. Pour the batter into the skillet. Lightly sprinkle sugar on top and bake for 25-35 minutes or until a inserted toothpick comes clean. Let cool for a few minutes and then carefully flip the cornbread onto a plate.
Eat and Enjoy!

Preparation Time: 
about 45 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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This is seriously the best cornbread ever!! It is so moist and delicious--it's like eating cake! Everyone I have made it for has loved it, and I receive requests to make it often. You can't go wrong with this recipe.


This is my go to cornbread recipe. I use the lesser amount of sugar and usually leave out most/all of the oil and it still turns out great. So great with a bowl of chili.


Oh yeah, I didn't add the 1/4 cup of water though, I found mine didn't need it. And I used the 1/2 cup of sugar since I was going more for savory w/ the chili. Didn't sprinkle any sugar on top. Used rice milk & canola oil.  ;)b


Thank you, this recipe was the best I've made! I'm finally satisfied with cornbread!! :D I made it to eat with chili & it was perrrrfect. You're awesome. 


I read the reviews of this recipe yesterday and went home and made it with my dinner.  I had everything already in my cabinets and it was so easy and quick to make.  The cornbread is VERY good but als VERY sweet.  I used about 1/2c + 1/8cup sugar in addition to sprinkling the sugar on the top.  Next time i will reduce sugar to 1/2 cup and maybe put 1/4 cup in the mix and sprinkle up to 1/4 on the top.

I also had a few variations:  I used Vanilla Almond Milk, I also used 1/3 cup apple sauce instead of the oil (this could have also made it too sweet) and i didn't have the egg replacer but i did have Meringue Powder that used instead (same amount).
Either way my meat and potatoes hubby and my borderline vegetarian children loved it just as well!  they all had seconds!
VERY good recipe...and you can customize it to fit your tastes!


I make this recipe at least once a week. It always comes out amazing! I usually add a little ground flax seed to the mix as well, so I feel healthier :) I have found that mine takes about 18-23 minutes to bake until brown, if I leave it in any longer it comes out drier than I like.

Thanks for sharing this one!


This came out of the oven about ten minutes ago. I am a fan of sweet cornbread. This didn't taste sweet at all. Followed the recipe exactly. It rose up all big and yummy looking, but it's just flavorless. Used the 3/4 cup sugar (which sounds like it should be plenty), but it just isn't. I'll buy some jam tonight and see how that tastes on it.


I just finished baking this, and it is AMAZING!! Me and my omnivore boyfriend are won over, for sure. I am half tempted to eat the big pan of it I made for Thanksgiving. I would make more if I had more milk on hand.

I don't have a skillet but I used a regular 9-inch round cake pan, and  it took a little over 20 minutes until the edges started browning. 

Thanks for sharing this recipe, I will be making it many more times!


Just took this outta the oven. followed the recipe exactly and boy it tastes so good, and cheap to make! Im in ex pat american living in dublin and next time we have a 'bring something from your country' potluck this is def. what ill have to bring for sure. I think maybe ill add some chopped jalapenos inside before i cook it to add a little spice. oh man, so gooooooddddddd.... ;)b



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