Good-For-You Cornbread

By Laura Brooks
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One very popular side at any respectable barbeque is cornbread, but many health conscious eaters avoid this delight because it is usually loaded with butter and oil.  Well, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has good news: you can save your arteries and enjoy your cornbread!  In their free, downloadable Heart-Healthy Home Cooking African American Style Cookbook, the NHLBI provides 20 tested recipes that will show you how to prevent strokes and heart attacks by cutting back on saturated fat, cholesterol, salt, and sodium while enjoying delicious foods from spicy southern barbecued chicken to sweet potato pie.

(Makes 10 servings)

    1 cup cornmeal
    1 cup flour
    1/4 cup white sugar
    1 tsp baking powder
    1 cup buttermilk, 1% fat
    1 egg, whole
    1/4 cup margarine, regular, tub
    1 tsp 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 the dry ingredients.
5. Add margarine and mix by hand or with a mixer for 1 minute.
6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in an 8 by 8-inch greased baking dish. Cool. Cut into 10 squares.

For more healthy recipes check out the other delicious recipes listed on this blog or visit Green Mountain Healthy Living Recipe Favorites

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