Polenta Cornbread

I’m currently going through a polenta phase. I started making it in the rice cooker (I’ll share soon) for breakfast on weekends and a few times during the week. Polenta is one of my favorite pantry staples because it is a vehicle for sauce and toppings and I like both of those things.

 Hello, comfort food.

Polenta Cornbread is a meal prep staple! Great for breakfasts and snacks throughout the week, Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

I’ve been trying to add cornbread into our meal prep rotation because Casey loves cornbread and I like having something on the counter to offer unexpected guests or family. It’s a great way to round out my Turkey White Bean Chili, or any chili for that matter. The problem is, I’ve been having a hard time finding a cornbread recipe that I like. On one of my many cornbread attempts, I ran out of fine cornmeal and used the polenta I had in the pantry.  And here we are! I landed on a recipe for cornbread that I actually love! Most of them being bland, boring, dry or crumbly for my taste. This one definitely is the oppoosite of that. 

Polenta Cornbread is a meal prep staple! Great for breakfasts and snacks throughout the week, Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

As a person who likes texture in my bread (see the ultimate veggie sandwich and/or hippy banana bread), the polenta REALLY does it for me. There’s a nice sweetness with the sugar, a hint of tang with the buttermilk. It’s not mushy or crumbly. It’s light, with a bit of texture and a nice crispy edge. No real need to be drowned in butter like all the recipes I tried before (although that didn’t stop me from doing so!). This one has all the flavor I look for in a cornbread.

Welcome to my meal prep arsenal, Polenta Cornbread! Glad to have you. You’ll fit in nicely here and I think I might put blueberries in you next time. Just for fun!

Ingredients are gathered.

Polenta Cornbread is a meal prep staple! Great for breakfasts and snacks throughout the week, Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

All the wet ingredients mixed.

Polenta Cornbread is a meal prep staple! Great for breakfasts and snacks throughout the week, Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

 

Dry meets wet.

Polenta Cornbread is a meal prep staple! Great for breakfasts and snacks throughout the week, Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Hey, batter batter!

Polenta Cornbread is a meal prep staple! Great for breakfasts and snacks throughout the week, Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Baked in a prepared pan.

Polenta Cornbread is a meal prep staple! Great for breakfasts and snacks throughout the week, Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

First slice.

Polenta Cornbread is a meal prep staple! Great for breakfasts and snacks throughout the week, Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Inspection.

Polenta Cornbread is a meal prep staple! Great for breakfasts and snacks throughout the week, Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

All of a sudden one square turns into two…

Polenta Cornbread is a meal prep staple! Great for breakfasts and snacks throughout the week, Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

And then you’re getting the honey out of the cabinet.

Polenta Cornbread is a meal prep staple! Great for breakfasts and snacks throughout the week, Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Drizzle fest.

Polenta Cornbread is a meal prep staple! Great for breakfasts and snacks throughout the week, Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

I know who is gonna be happy for breakfast.

Polenta Cornbread is a meal prep staple! Great for breakfasts and snacks throughout the week, Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Spoiler alert: YOU

 

Polenta Cornbread

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makes about 10 servings

  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup polenta
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

 

Preheat oven to 400F.  Grease bottom of a 9×9 pan with butter or cooking spray. In a large bowl, beat buttermilk, butter, and eggs with a wire whisk.

Stir in remaining ingredients just until flour is moistened (batter will have lumps). Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve warm.

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Updated: March 22, 2019 — 12:20 pm

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