Custom Cornbread

Serves 12
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 16 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  • 8 oz. shredded cheese (optional), such as Cheddar, Pepper Jack or Swiss
  • 3 tbsp. up to 1 1/2 cups mix-ins (optional), your choice (see below of suggestions)

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together first 5 ingredients. In another large mixing bowl, whisk together milk, eggs and butter. Stir wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until combined (some lumps will remain). Fold in optional ingredients. Allow mixture to stand at room temperature 20 min. Pour into a 9x13" baking pan lightly coated with cooking spray. Bake in a preheated 350° oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (30-35 min.). Serve warm or at room temperature.

Suggested Mix-Ins:

  • sliced green onions
  • chopped roasted red peppers
  • chopped pickled or fresh jalapeño peppers
  • blanched chopped broccoli
  • sautéed chopped onion
  • fresh or thawed frozen corn kernels
  • chopped red pepper
  • chopped cooked bacon
  • chopped chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • fresh herbs (about 2 tbsp.)
  • fresh blueberries