Pumpkin Cornbread

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Pumpkin Cornbread

I've seen this recipe floating around the food blogger world for a few months, and I finally mustered up the courage to give it a try.  I was very skeptical that this would work, but it did.   It was actually really good.  I mean really good! 

The cornbread wasn't very sweet, so it went well with dinner.  We served it with some White Chicken Chili, and it was great.  I will definitely make this again.  The only change I would make is to make pumpkin cornbread muffins - maybe even mini muffins.

Pumpkin Cornbread

Pumpkin Cornbread
(Printable Recipe)

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon molasses

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Grease an 8×8″ cake pan.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, spices, brown sugar, and cornmeal; set aside.  In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, lightly beat the eggs, and then stir in the pumpkin, oil, and molasses.  Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until combined, and then pour the batter into the pan, smoothing the top.  Bake 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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  1. Well it most certainly sounds really really good.

  2. Can you post the recipe for your white chicken chili?

  3. Hmmm...now that's difrnt. May have to give this a try.
    (the white chicken chili sounds yummy too *wink-wink*)

  4. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! :-)

  5. I think I would like it. Seems to be a trend to add cornmeal these days. I just found a recipe for banana cornbread....

  6. When I made this, I had the same thoughts that it would be a bit better made into cornbread muffins.

  7. I made this same recipe as well! I like your idea for muffins. That would have been fun.

  8. Pumpkin in cornbread...how seasonal! I love it!

  9. This just got put on my Thankgiving menu! Can't wait to try it!