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  • Good-for-You Cornbread

Try this healthier version of a classic comfort food with soups, salads, or the Cornbread-Crusted Turkey or Three-Bean Chili With Chunky Tomatoes

Recipe Source: Deliciously Healthy Dinners


  • 1 C cornmeal

  • 1 C flour

  • ¼ C sugar

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 C low-fat (1 percent) buttermilk

  • 1 large egg

  • ¼ C soft tub margarine

  • 1 tsp vegetable oil (to grease baking pan)

calories 178
Total fat 6 g
Saturated fat 1 g
Cholesterol 22 mg
Sodium 94 mg
Total fiber 1 g
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrates 27 g
Potassium 132 mg


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 °F.

  • 2
    Mix together cornmeal, flour, sugar, and baking powder.

  • 3
    In another bowl, combine buttermilk and egg.  Beat lightly.

  • 4
    Slowly add buttermilk and egg mixture to dry ingredients.

  • 5
    Add margarine and mix by hand or with mixer for 1 minute.

  • 6
    Bake for 20–25 minutes in an 8- by 8-inch, greased baking dish.  Cool.  Cut into 10 squares.

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