Recipe: Bacon Maple Cornbread

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Confession: This is a health- and fitness-focused blog, but I don’t eat kale 24/7 or work out like crazy every.single.day.

It’s simply not practical — or, let’s face it — fun. 

After all, it’s all about balance. And, friends, sometimes that balance comes in the form of bacon grease and maple syrup…enjoy!

Bacon Maple Cornbread

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 1 egg
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 6 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ~1/2 cup bacon grease
  • Butter and honey, for spreading

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix flour, cornmeal, egg, baking powder and 1 cup of the milk.
  3. Stir in maple syrup and bacon grease.
  4. Add in remainder of milk to get batter to the correct consistency — not runny, but not too thick.
  5. Pour batter into cake pan and bake until golden brown, about 45 minutes.
  6. Smother with butter and honey for a real treat 🙂

You can make individual muffins (bake for 15-20 minutes), but I prefer a larger pan to keep the cornbread from drying out.

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It’s got a nice smoky flavor from the bacon and a natural sweetness from the maple syrup. The perfect accompaniment to some good BBQ…but that’s another post entirely!

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How do you define balance when it comes to working out and eating healthy? 

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5 thoughts on “Recipe: Bacon Maple Cornbread

  1. I “try” to eat what I want in small quantities, several times a day….try to use low fat foods, but , listen, that “fat” does taste extra good every once in a while. Highland County, Virginia maple syrup would be terrific to use…..YUM!

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