Monday, November 1, 2010

Pumpkin Cornbread

Pumpkin in cornbread? You better believe it.

This year, I've really been on a pumpkin kick and have been scouring the internet for new pumpkin recipes to try. This one caught my eye because it had received so many glowing reviews by other food bloggers. I figured that if they all loved it, then I couldn't go wrong.

I did, however make a few changes to the recipe. I didn't have molasses or olive oil, so I just substituted them with brown sugar and canola oil. I had also read one review saying that her cornbread came out a little dry, so I added a little milk to the batter as well.

The cornbread really rose up in the oven and came out perfectly golden and fluffy with a nice crusty top. I can only imagine how much better this would be had I baked in a cast iron skillet, but that'll have to wait until I buy one first. Still, even without a skillet, this cornbread was absolutely delicious. There's a slight hint of pumpkin when you eat it, just enough to give the cornbread a little special something. It's also incredibly moist, even the day after. I seriously had a hard time trying to get myself to stop eating it after my first piece. My family enjoyed it as well.

So, if you've got a lot of pumpkin and are looking for something new and delicious for your dinner table, I'd suggest you make this cornbread. Do be warned, though, it is addicting.


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Pumpkin Cornbread (from Sugarcrafter)

1 c. flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 c. cornmeal
2 eggs
1 c. pumpkin puree
1/4 c. olive oil (I used canola oil)
1 Tbsp. molasses (I used brown sugar)
2 Tbsp. milk (I added this)

Preheat the oven to 400F and grease an 8x8 baking dish (I used two 8" pie pans). In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, spices, brown sugar, and cornmeal. In a small bowl, lightly beat the eggs, and then stir in the pumpkin, oil, milk, and molasses. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until combined, and then pour the batter into the pan, smoothing out the top as much as possible. Bake 30 min. or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

This recipe is linked to:

Tuesdays at the Table
Tasty Tuesdays
Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays
Hearth and Soul Hop
Dr. Laura's Tasty Tuesdays
Moms Crazy Cooking "This Week's Cravings Blog Hop - Pumpkin"
Whatcha Makin' Wednesdays
What's Cookin' Wednesdays
Homemade Holidays
Meatless Mondays
Thanksgiving Party

60 comments:

  1. Very unusual, Lisa! I think the molasses might have made it more gingerbready, don't you?

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  2. Lisa, this sounds delicious. Thanks.

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  3. What a great idea to combine pumpkin and cornbread - this looks so incredibly moist, Lisa. Going to enter your giveaway...

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  4. This cornbread sounds fantastic Lisa! Definitely a change from the normal boring cornbread, that's for sure!

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  5. I love this idea! It would be a perfect match for a spicy mexican posole - and reminds me of the pumpkin empanadas sold at this amazing mexican bakery in Detroit.

    Thanks for the recipe and for the inspiration!

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  6. i was planning on making corn bread for dinner thursday night - and i do have some pumpkin to use up - so i'll be baking this. Thanks :)

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  7. This sounds delicious Lisa! I'm definitely going to give this a try. Stopping by for a little catch up and to thank you for your kind thoughts for my mother - she's in a rehab now, still a tough time.

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  8. I will have to try this! I love cornbread and adding pumpkin to it! YUM!

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  9. Pumpkin is so versatile. I love the idea of using it in cornbread!

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  10. I can't wait to try this! I've been on a pumpkin kick too, and I love cornbread!! Visting from Tasty Tuesdays!

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  11. All weekend I was thinking about making pumpkin cornbread and now you've convinced me!

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  12. YUM!!! I've never thought of adding pumpkin to cornbread, but this looks heavenly!

    Thanks for sharing at Dr. Laura's Tasty Tuesdays!

    Dr. Laura

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  13. I love the taste of pumpkin that mixed in with texture of cornbread this must be delicious

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  14. Lisa,
    I love pumpkin cornbread in general and your looks awesome! Way to go gal:) The changes you've made to the recipe are very creatvie too. I love it.

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  15. What a delicious spin on cornbread, Lisa!

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  16. Wow! It looks and sounds great! I love cornbread and with pumpkin, yum! It's a must try!

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  17. Wow you have got fantastic texture! Yum :)

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  18. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Love your tweaks as well - I'll have to try them! :-)

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  19. Lisa - how delicious, I am a huge cornbread fan and I am sure that hint of pumpkin just makes it taste even better! Thanks for sharing this with the Hearth and Soul Hop!

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  20. So nice to meet another LDS blogger! The girls love it if I say I am going to put them on my blog.

    This looks fantastic. I don't like pumpkin pie but I love pumpkin in all kinds of things. I would never have thought to put it in cornbread. That would go great with out soup tonight.

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  21. I made this last week - I loved it! I was surprised. I plan on making it again.

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  22. Looks yummy, I think I might need to try this!

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  23. I've never made cornbread, it isn't something seen much (or even at all!) in England but this recipe looks really nice!

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  24. YUM!I have seen this on a few blogs and totally want to give it a go. I do have a can of pumpkin in the cabinet ;)

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  25. This is great! I can't remember the last time I've had cornbread, but I do love it. And adding pumpkin makes it even better!

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  26. Pumpkin sounds like the perfect addition to cornbread...yum!

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  27. Wow, I so want to make this! I am making chili tomorrow with cornbread but it's a southwest chili. I think I'll save this for my pumpkin chili! Thanks!

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  28. Pumpkin and cornbread sound like oxymorons! But, it sure looks good!
    :)
    Valerie

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  29. This looks delicious! Would have never thought to add pumpkin to cornbread. Definitely get you a cast iron skillet! You can usually even find them at thrift stores. Makes a big difference in baking cornbread; just be sure you get the skillet really hot with the oil in it before you add the batter. yummmm

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  30. Yum, pumpkin and cornbread..this would be a nice little dish at Thanksgiving dinner!

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  31. This sound really yum idea..I have never baked with pumpkin..the one time I ate a muffin ..I really liked it...high time to bake something at home..cornmeal is such a healthy idea too

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  32. Lisa,
    That is a good combination! I am sure it taste good.

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  33. We've been on a pumpkin kick too. I just posted a recipe for Spiced Pumpkin Mousse with Gingersnap layers.

    http://ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com/2010/11/recipe-spiced-pumpkin-mousse-with.html

    This cornbread looks really yummy!!!! Never thought of adding pumpkin!

    -heather8

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  34. I love this idea. I never even thought to pair pumpking with cornbread.

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  35. I made cornbread last night actually, and never once thought of adding pumpkin - brilliant!

    Thanks for linking this to This Week's Cravings!

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  36. This would be a great Thanksgiving side! Thanks! :)

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  37. What a fun idea!! I like how you've taken something "regular" and made it more creative. :)

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  38. I tried this tonight and it was a big hit with my guys. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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  39. What an interesting combo...that's a must try!

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  40. Hi Lisa! Oh, I am a pumpkin sister along with you! I adore anything pumpkin and I also love cornbread so I will definitely be giving this a try. Molasses is something you should keep in your kitchen because it has a lovely dark flavor and color to add to baked goods and it is very rich in calcium and magnesium. I do have a cast iron skillet and love to bake cornbread in it but it does tend to be a bit dry, so adding in the milk is a great tip! Thanks for sharing on the hearth and soul hop this week! Alex@amoderatelife

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  41. This sounds terrific! I love cornbread but never thought of a pumpking cornbread. I will have to try this!

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  42. I love cornbread! Great idea to add pumpkin; it must be wonderful:)

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  43. I. too have been looking at lots of pumpkin recipes, but have never seen Pumpkin cornbread, that would be wonderful with my chili. Your pics are wonderful.

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  44. Two of my favorite things combined into one amazing treat! I love this idea!

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  45. What a fun idea! It sounds good!

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  46. I love pumpkin cornbread! This reminds me that I should make a batch again, it is so good with chili!

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  47. I've never heard of this combo before but it sounds delicious! Great idea!

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  48. This is nothing I would have thought of, but it sounds really good!

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  49. I never thought to put pumpkin in cornbread! What a great pairing for Thanksgiving :)

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  50. What a seasonal twist on a favorite! I need to give this a try!!!

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  51. Thanks for stopping by my blog Lisa! I never thought of adding pumpkin to my cornbread recipe. This looks so good!

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  52. Wow! Two of our favorites combined to make something really wonderful ... Can't wait to try this one!

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  53. This sounds very delicous and we love pumpkin...I make banana pumpkin muffins and we love them. I'll have to try this one next...thanks, Roberta
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  54. I ended up making this the other day and it was delicious! Thanks!

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  55. Hi Lisa, I love your take on this recipe. Earlier in the Fall I also combined corn flour and pumpkin to make some muffins and I have to say that the combination is heavenly to me. I'm so glad you shared your version with us. Thanks again for participating in the YBR this month:)

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  56. Yum! I've seen a few recipes like this recently, and being a pumpkin lover I totally plan to add pumpkin to our cornbread the next time I whip up a batch of chili. Sounds great!

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