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Maple Cornbread

Maple Cornbread
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When I was growing up we had a hen house with four hens. I am not sure why my parents decided to add farm animals to our suburban backyard (urban-homesteading was not hip in the early 1990s), but one of the clear benefits was the fresh eggs they provided — well, on days when my sisters and I remembered to check for them.

I don’t remember eating a lot of egg dishes with the eggs from our hens, but I do remember a lot of corn muffins, and good corn muffins need eggs. We had corn muffins on the supper table often, whether the meal was roast chicken or spaghetti. Buttery Parker House Rolls with their fussy yeast were too time-consuming, and for Thanksgiving only. Corn muffins were our workhorse.

To this day I still love a good batch of cornbread or corn muffins, and now that I have my own kitchen, I like dressing up cornbread to fit the meal its accompanying. A wedge of cornbread placed in a bowl with spicy chili ladled on top is flavored with cheddar and studded with jalapenos, but for breakfast or snacking, nothing is better than the simple addition of pure maple syrup — both in the batter and right on top of a square, still warm from the oven.

Maple Cornbread
Photo/Art by Aimee Seavey
Maple Cornbread

The maple flavor is subtle. In truth, I wish it were stronger, but it’s there…and with a little extra on top to help it out, it’s perfect. The bread itself is light and moist — no dry cornbread here!

Maple Cornbread
Photo/Art by Aimee Seavey
Maple Cornbread

Make a batch for your next brunch or to keep on hand for snacking. You’ll want to make this again and again.

Maple Cornbread
Photo/Art by Aimee Seavey
Maple Cornbread

Ready to make a batch? View and print the recipe for Maple Cornbread.

Aimee Seavey

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Aimee Seavey

Biography:

As Yankee's Digital Editor, Aimee manages, produces, and promotes content for Yankee's digital and social media initiatives. A lifelong New Englander, she loves history and a good Massachusetts South Shore bar pizza.
Updated Monday, March 19th, 2012
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2 Responses to Maple Cornbread

  1. Laura March 24, 2015 at 7:55 am #

    I followed a link for “Best Birdwatching Spots” and got a recipe for cornbread. Where are the birds?

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