Good-for-You Cornbread

Makes 10 Servings


1 cup cornmeal

1 cup flour

1⁄4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup low-fat (1 percent) buttermilk

1 large egg

1⁄4 cup soft tub margarine

1 teaspoon vegetable oil (to grease baking pan)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix together cornmeal, flour, sugar and baking powder.
  3. In another bowl, combine buttermilk and egg. Beat lightly.
  4. Slowly add buttermilk and egg mixture to dry ingredients.
  5. Add margarine and mix by hand or with mixer for 1 minute.
  6. Bake for 20–25 minutes in an 8x8-inch, greased baking dish.
  7. Cool. Cut into10 squares.


Nutritional Information

Per serving: Calories 178, Total Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 22mg, Sodium 94mg, Total Fiber 1g, Protein 4g, Carbohydrates 27g, Potassium 132mg


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