I’m not one to normally crave certain foods or flavors (well, except chocolate!), but recently, that has changed. I have been craving pumpkin, apples, and caramel. It has been the perfect time to crave these foods, as all this last week, it has been cold, rainy, and the leaves are starting to fall.
It’s early October and I am cold. I think I am in for a long Fall and Winter.
So, getting back to my cravings, I have an open can of pumpkin sitting in my refrigerator. Part of that can was used to make Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins, of which I ate 3 of them and gave the rest away! But what to do with the rest of the pumpkin? An idea, a quick Google search, a recipe found! Pumpkin cornbread! I would be eating the cornbread with breakfast, so I made honey butter to go with it. A cup of hot chocolate (I swear I drink it by the gallon during cold months!), a piece of pumpkin cornbread (with honey butter), and a couple of fried eggs, and I had a wonderful breakfast!
Recipe lightly adapted from Sugarcrafter
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon molasses
1/4 cup butter, melted
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray an 8×8 inch baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients. Add in the wet ingredients and stir until everything is well combined. Note: you could use 2 mixing bowls, one for the dry and one for the wet and then combine the two, however, I was too lazy and already had too many dishes to wash, so I just used one mixing bowl!
Spoon the cornbread mixture into the prepared baking pan and bake in a preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove the cornbread from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Serve warm with (or without) honey butter! Enjoy!
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
3 tablespoons honey
In a small bowl, combine the butter and honey. Stir until well incorporated.
Made with love, not calories!
Happy Birthday mom…I love you!