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Maple Cornbread

Is there anything better along-side some good barbecue or beef stew than a thick slab of warm cornbread, slathered with fresh butter? I’m going to guess the only thing might just be this maple cornbread.

I’ve been on a bit of a maple kick in recent weeks, well, a) because I am SO ready for Fall and Maple is just an autumnal flavor, but b) because one of my favorite Canadians ever, Aimee from Simple Bites, brought me pretty much a metric ton of Maple products when she came to visit in late July.

There’s just something really great about a Canadian friend on your doorstep bearing Maple sugar and syrup, I assure you!

 

 
Maple syrup highlights the natural sweetness of corn in this bread without making it over-the-top, dessert-like sweet. When you add a little salted butter on top, it becomes that perfect combination of salty-sweet that makes your taste buds sing.

Some people say Southern people don’t like sweet cornbread, but I think that’s hogwash (or hogwarsh, as Nanny would have said). We like it plenty.
 

 
One of the things I love about a simple cornbread is how versatile it can be. You can bake it in whole pans, like I did for this recipe, or you can bake it in individual muffin tins for easy serving and freezing. You can add cheese, jalapenos, or even a can of fresh corn to liven up the texture. Or you can leave it simple.

Later this week, I’m going to show you a fun breakfast recipe using cornbread muffins that just might knock your socks off. You can use this recipe, or you can simply go with a box of Jiffy mix. But if you’re really after something special, make this recipe. It’s no harder to put together than the Jiffy box anyway!
 

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Sarah

Tuesday 11th of October 2011

Real Simple has this recipe in this month's issue. It was wonderful cornbread. Your recipe is great if you don't want to make a 9x13 pan of cornbread!

Tres Delicious

Monday 5th of September 2011

Thanks for sharing. You've given me a bright idea what to do on our backyard corn.

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction

Saturday 27th of August 2011

I've never been a huge fan of corn bread... But, this may have just won me over. :)

SweetSugarBelle

Saturday 27th of August 2011

Okay, I gotta say, I am a little jealous of your Canadian friend that comes with maple syrup! I want one of those too! We do like sweet corn bread. Well, we like it any way it comes, but definitely sweet! I LOLed at the hogwarsh...I can HEAR it in my head! ♥

Adryon

Friday 26th of August 2011

Alora's been asking me to make cornbread because it's her "favvvvvoorrrriiiteeeee". Now I want some too. With beans like Aimee said - a whole vat!