Buddhaful Blue Skillet Cornbread

Oh yum. This is some friggin' good bread--a little sweet, a little rich, but oh-so-satisfying. This cornbread contains the ultra-healthy blue corn, which is higher in protein than yellow corn. Blue corn is also energy-building, supportive to the liver, and is more tri-doshic (an Ayurvedic term meaning "good for all body types") than yellow corn. Besides, nothing like a good soup and some homemade bread to satisfy your soul!

2 tablespoons flax meal (ground flaxseed)
1/4 cup boiling water

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1-1/3 cups nondairy milk
1/3 cup oil (non-virgin olive, melted coconut, or sunflower)

1 cup each: blue cornmeal and whole wheat pastry flour
2/3 cup organic sugar (optional for sweet cornbread)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon each: sea salt and baking soda

1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Place a large iron skillet in the oven to warm it while you're making the cornbread.
2. Flegg out. How, you ask? Simply combine the flaxseed meal with the boiling water in a small bowl and stir. Set aside for at least 5 minutes, or until gooey.
3. In another small bowl, combine the vinegar and milk (this will become your "buttermilk"). The vinegar/milk bowl will also need to be in time out for five minutes - same as the flegg. They can talk amongst themselves if they get bored.
4. In the meantime, combine the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Whisk or stir well, until thoroughly combined. Set aside.
5. Combine the flegg with the vinegar/milk mixture. Stir well, then whisk in the oil. Once the wet ingredients (and flegg) are very well combined, stir into the dry mixture. Combine well, but do not over-mix.
6. Remove the skillet from the oven (using good hot pads) and spray or coat lightly it with oil. Pour the batter into the skillet and smooth out the top. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Enjoy!

Makes 10 servings/SF/Blue (but of course)
("Blue" is a health guideline that is used in Radiant Health, Inner Wealth)

1 comment:

  1. 0 Comments? I'm proud to be the first to comment on this recipe. It is DELICIOUS & almost as importantly, MOIST! I made it for the first time yesterday. This will be my new cornbread recipe. The only substitution I made is to use corn masa instead of whole wheat pastry flour. This way it's edible by the wheat/gluten intolerant. Thank you Tess!