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Friday, October 24, 2014

Pumpkin Cornbread Recipe (w/ recipe book giveaway!)


Remember this cookbook which I reviewed last week? I've been using it almost exclusively just these past few days and have made some headway on trying out the recipes. We have enjoyed everything we've tried so far which includes:


  • Harvest Pumpkin Soup
  • Pumpkin Cornbread
  • Spaghetti with Peppers, Onions & (Italian-style) Sausage (pumpkin & tomato based sauce)
  • Pumpkin Walnut Biscuits
  • Roasting our own pumpkin. (I had help with this. I watched and learned this time 'round. I'm less intimidated now than I was before.)


We had some out-of-town company this past weekend and I had made up the pumpkin spaghetti sauce ahead of time for trying out with them. Everyone to a person loved it! And the pumpkin cornbread really is amazing.

And that brings me to the point of this post. One of you asked for the recipe and so I checked with the publisher (Storey) who gave me permission to post it. (This stuff was so good that we ate the entire pan in one sitting. It could pass for yummy cake almost!) Without further ado, here are the instructions as provided in the book:

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PUMPKIN CORNBREAD

Ingredients:
 1 1/3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 cup ground cornmeal
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup canned unsweetened pumpkin
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup nonfat milk
3/4 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon honey mixed with 1 tablespoon melted butter (optional, to brush on baked loaf)

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 5" loaf pan with oil.
2. Combine the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl, until thoroughly mixed.
3. Whisk together the eggs, pumpkin, butter, and milk in a smaller bowl. Quickly mix this into the flour mixture until just combined. Gently stir in the walnuts.
4. Pour the batter into prepared pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until the loaf is golden brown and slightly separated from the edge of the pan, and a skewer inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and brush with the glaze, if using. Cool completely before slicing with a serrated knife.

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Notes: I usually use stevia instead of sugar and decrease the amount of sweetener, despite the fact that that is an insult to my Texas roots. I did not do so this time though, which is why it could pass for cake!

Also, I think cornbread served as a loaf of bread it somewhat odd so I put it into a 9 x 12 Pyrex dish and cooked it for roughly 35 minutes instead.

Now, besides giving away a recipe to everyone, Storey has also offered to give away one copy of Pumpkin, A Super Food to one of you! Simply leave a comment (including a valid e-mail address) to be entered into the drawing. This contest is open to U.S. Residents only and will be open through Friday, October 31st.

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER, as selected by Random.org, IS SHERRY. CONGRATS!

Enjoy!

Again, many thanks to Storey who sent me a copy of the recipe book in order to facilitate a review. I received no further compensation for these posts and all opinions are my own (i.e., I really do like the recipes!). 

13 comments:

Jessica B. said...

I would love to win this!
jesslburke @ hotmail. com

Cassandra said...

Ooh, I have to make this. I wonder if I can "veganize" it. Nondairy butter and something to replace the eggs. Hmmm... will have to think over that for awhile and then just jump in and see what happens!

Smart Helm said...

Sounds so good! I love fall and pumpkin is one of the best parts :)
Melanie.Helm @ Jacobs.com

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

Thank you SO much for the recipe! Sign me up for the drawing!

Annette Whipple said...

Oh, I'm glad they let you share the recipe. I'm interested in winning, too, to share with my sister! thissimplemom@gmail.com

Beckie B. said...

What a delicious post! Put me down for an entry to win this cookbook. msudawgtooATcomsouthDOTnet

Jan said...

Sounds like an awesome cookbook. I'd love to win a copy but have put it on hold at the library - can't wait to start trying more of these pumpkin recipes. =D

traveler said...

What a wonderful recipe. this book would be a treasure. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

Thanks for this delectable recipe which interests me greatly. Love the cookbook. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Alicia said...

This book looks awesome! I would love a copy!
mamabear28cubs at gmail dot com

Sherry said...

Oh, thanks for sharing this recipe! Can't wait to try it. Roasting pumpkin is the only way we use pumpkin--largely because we have a garden full of them every year! I'm glad you learned how.

And I would love to win this book too :) cre8sld@comcast.net

Kerry S. said...

What a great recipe and contest! Kerry skerrysc[at]gmail[dot]com.

connie said...

What a fun cookbook - thanks for the opportunity!

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