Maple Cheddar Skillet Cornbread

by Marla on November 7, 2012 · 43 comments

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The past few weeks I’ve been posting recipes including all of my fall cravings. Apple, cranberry, pumpkin & sweet potato show up often. Now I have this amazing Maple Cheddar Skillet Cornbread for you to try!

Do you adore cornbread? It doesn’t take long at all to bake & it looks so rustic and fun in the skillet ~ don’t ya think?

Maple Cheddar Skillet Cornbread | Recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

Cornbread is super tasty comfort food.

You don’t have to save it just for the cooler weather months though.

Maple Cheddar Skillet Cornbread | Recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

It is also heavenly to take on hikes and picnics. It is also amazing aprés ski food.

Maple Cheddar Skillet Cornbread | Recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

I was sure to make this one gluten free so everyone could indulge.

Be sure you have some homemade cranberry sauce handy as a dip.

Maple Cinnamon Cranberry Sauce | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

Ever since I gazed upon my friend Teresa’s post Cornbread 101: How to Make Perfect Cornbread I knew I had to make some myself!

By the way, have I ever told you how much I love Miss Teresa ~ you have got to check out her FUN filled blog Blooming on Bainbridge.

Maple Cheddar Skillet Cornbread | Recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

T’s is a classic take with southern charm ~ mine is lightened up a bit. I tend to do that kind of thing.

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I am so excited about my Vegan Cranberry Whipped Cream. I had to slather it all over this cornbread. You might need to do this too.

Do you have a favorite cornbread recipe?

Maple Cheddar Skillet Cornbread | Recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

Do you go traditional or do you add any secret ingredients to your cornbread? I dare you to share….

Maple Cheddar Skillet Cornbread | Recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

Maple Cheddar Skillet Cornbread

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 8-10 servings

Maple Cheddar Skillet Cornbread

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (250 g) fine ground Cornmeal
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine Sea Salt
  • 2 large Eggs, whisked
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 ml) plain lowfat Kefir
  • 3/4 cup (150 ml) pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup grated Cheddar Cheese (divided in half)
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Oil

Method

  • Put the coconut oil in a cast iron skillet and preheat oven to 425 F with skillet on middle rack. Let the oven heat up with the so the skillet can heat with it. Whisk together all of the dry ingredients. Combine the wet ingredients in a separate bowl, with 1/4 cup of the grated cheddar cheese. Combine the wet and dry ingredients.
  • Carefully remove the skillet from the oven with a mitt. Swirl the coconut oil inside the pan to coat it. Carefully pour the cornbread batter into the pan, it will sizzle and splatter a bit. Top with the remainder of the cheddar cheese. Bake for about 20-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out virtually crumb free & the top is golden brown.
  • Notes
  • This cornbread is not too sweet, if you would like it sweeter you can use 1/2 to 1 dropper full of Vanilla Stevia Drops.
http://www.familyfreshcooking.com/2012/11/07/maple-cheddar-skillet-cornbread-recipe/

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{ 43 comments… read them below or add one }

1 HeatherChristo November 7, 2012 at 6:15 am

Very pretty pictures of delicious looking cornbread Marla!

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2 Marla November 7, 2012 at 6:17 am

Thanks so much Heather!

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3 Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) November 7, 2012 at 6:18 am

Cornbread is a staple where I’m from and I’m addicted to anything maple so this is right up my alley – I tend to prefer sweeter cornbreads anyway. This looks so good!

I love to crumble up leftover cornbread in a glass and add milk. Have you heard of it before? It’s really common in east Kentucky. So good. The old folks even do it with buttermilk – yuck!

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4 Marla November 7, 2012 at 8:33 am

Rachel, that crumbled up cornbread + milk sounds awesome! A great snack or alternative to breakfast cereal. I did not know that is a common thing in Kentucky, thanks for sharing that tradition. I’ll pass on the buttermilk too!

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5 Rosa Mayland November 7, 2012 at 6:21 am

That cornbread looks fantastic and really mothwatering! Nice flavors and texture.

Cheers,

Rosa

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6 Heather (Heather's Dish) November 7, 2012 at 6:44 am

yes yes yes yes yes! i just bought some cornmeal the other day to remove myself from the cornbread drought i’m currently living in. i think this version should be first on the list, right? ;)

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7 Marla November 7, 2012 at 8:28 am

Sure!! I think it should Heather :) Enjoy!

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8 Sanjeeta kk November 7, 2012 at 6:51 am

Awee..what a wonderful bread..now I need to make the cranberry sauce soon..amazing clicks, Marla. Love the styling and those bright colored props.

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9 Marla November 7, 2012 at 8:31 am

Thanks Sanjeeta ~ I am always a fan of those bright colors!

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10 Jean (lemons and anchovies) November 7, 2012 at 8:12 am

I love the sound of your cornbread. The cheddar and maple syrup are a perfect match!

Thanks for the link to my Basque cornbread, Marla!

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11 Marla November 7, 2012 at 8:28 am

Jean, my pleasure ~ your cornbread looks great! Maple & cheddar are certainly a match made in heaven :)

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12 Averie @ Averie Cooks November 7, 2012 at 9:44 am

I have been making so many things in my cast iron skillet lately – love it. And love this cornbread idea. Easy and comforting!

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13 Sue {munchkin munchies} November 7, 2012 at 9:49 am

This sounds delicious and looks great in the skillet! I want to try it. Your photos are always pure eye candy…with no calories:)

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14 Heather November 7, 2012 at 9:50 am

This looks delicious! Quick question..what size skillet did you use? I have a skillet dying for some cornbread but wasn’t sure it was big enough. Also, what brand of cornmeal did you use? I would love a recommendation. Beautiful photos! Thank you, Heather

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15 Marla November 7, 2012 at 10:47 am

Heather, a 10″ cast iron pan is perfect for this. I use Bob’s Red Mill fine cornmeal. Hope you get to try it soon!

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16 kelley {mountain mama cooks} November 7, 2012 at 9:52 am

Gorgeous, Marla! I love skillet cornbread for all those crusty side bits. A fall favorite for sure!

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17 Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings November 7, 2012 at 10:01 am

My husband is going to love this!!

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18 Lucy November 7, 2012 at 10:42 am

This looks really good to me – I’m going to make some up and serve it with the chili I’m making for dinner – love all the colorful pics too!

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19 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers November 7, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Yummy! Your cornbread looks delish! I love the cranberries on top! Beautiful touch!!

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20 Joanne November 7, 2012 at 4:46 pm

This looks wonderful! I love that you paired the cornbread with the cranberry – so beautiful!

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21 Rebekah November 7, 2012 at 6:31 pm

This looks great! Is there a substitute for Kefir?

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22 Marla November 8, 2012 at 4:30 am

Rebekeh, sure you can try plain yogurt, milk or my favorite unsweetened coconut milk. My best guess is the coconut milk would have it bake up with the most similar results. Let me know what you try :)

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23 Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] November 7, 2012 at 6:50 pm

My fiance and I love corn bread! I am saving this recipe for sure.

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24 Laura (Tutti Dolci) November 7, 2012 at 8:13 pm

I love cornbread, especially baked in a skillet. Beautiful photos!

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25 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective November 8, 2012 at 5:43 am

Oh Marla, pretty pretty pretty! Cornbread never looked so good!

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26 Rachel @ Baked by Rachel November 8, 2012 at 7:32 am

Fun combination of flavors!

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27 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com November 8, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I need this in my life. Right about now!!!!!

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28 Marla November 9, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Kiran, go ahead and make one this weekend. I promise it is quick and well worth your time.

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29 Aya B. November 9, 2012 at 3:14 am

Superb…. What a combo

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30 Carlas Confections November 9, 2012 at 12:05 pm

So pretty! I love cornbread, and I love your fruit additions on top!! Beautiful!

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31 Marla November 9, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Thanks Carla. I am obsessed with cranberries lately ~ they are showing up in all of my food photos!

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32 Cookin' Canuck November 9, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Holy cow, does that ever look good, Marla! We make batches upon batches of chili each year and really need a good cornbread recipe to go with it.

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33 Marla November 9, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Dara, I am certain you have many awesome cornbread and chili recipes ready to go!

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34 Kelly Senyei (Just a Taste) November 9, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Every time I visit your site I end up with hunger pangs. Where do I even begin!? The cornbread, the cran sauce, so many yummy options!

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35 Marla November 9, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Thanks Kelly!! Back at ya! Love your recipes too :)

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36 zerrin November 10, 2012 at 8:39 am

Love cornbread! And yours look fascinating! Cranberry dip sounds yummy with cornbread, great idea! Here is my favorite cornbread with raisin http://www.giverecipe.com/corn-bread-with-raisin.html

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37 JulieD November 10, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Looks amazing, Marla! I love the addition of maple syrup and cheddar to cornbread!

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38 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen November 10, 2012 at 5:32 pm

That beautiful cranberry sauce and whipped cream are the perfect companions, what a great addition.

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39 Kate@Diethood November 11, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Dreamy cornbread! I do like cornbread, but your take on it might make me fall in love with it!

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40 Jeanette November 12, 2012 at 3:07 pm

I was just thinking of cornbread today – love this version with kefir!

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41 Marla November 12, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Hopefully you can try it soon Jeanette – the kefir adds great flavor + texture to this cornbread :)

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42 Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery November 16, 2012 at 9:15 am

Marla, This looks amazing! Your photos are unbelievable. We can’t wait to try this one with our Kefir.

By the way, Rachel – I’ll bet your East Kentucky Cornbread & buttermilk in a glass would be great with plain kefir too!

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43 Jersey Girl Cooks November 26, 2012 at 4:51 am

You are making me crave cornbread this morning! Beautiful photos and I also want the vegan whipped cream!

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