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traditional corn bread with bacon

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Megan Todd
Warren, OH

Who doesn't Love Bacon?? And it goes oh so well with homemade corn bread, which my family absolutely Loves!! If making traditional cornbread, omit the bacon & brown sugar. Enjoy for breakfast or as a nice side to your favorite dish! Quick & easy too!

(1 rating)
yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For traditional corn bread with bacon

  • 1 1/2 c
    fine yellow corn meal (mesa)
  • 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2/3 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 Tbsp
    double acting baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
    buttermilk (can use almond milk as a substitute for dairy free)
  • 1 lg
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 1/4 c
    crumbled, cooked bacon (can use bacon bits)

How To Make traditional corn bread with bacon

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 325 degrees F Prepare muffin pan by spraying with non-stick cooking spray or line with paper cupcake liners. If preparing bacon, cook until crisp in large skillet over medium heat, a few slices at a time. Remove from skillet and drain on paper towel lined plate. when cooled, crumble bacon.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, mix together, corn meal, flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, & salt. Mix well.
  • 3
    In separate small bowl, add buttermilk, egg, and melted butter, whisk together until well blended. Then add to flour mixture and mix together well.
  • 4
    If adding bacon, add to mixture at this point. Scoop batter into cupcake liners/pan, about 3/4 full. Makes 12 muffins.
  • 5
    Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Serve with butter and maple syrup for a fun treat or breakfast!