Chipotles give this skillet cornbread the perfect hint of spice and when served fresh out of the oven with a pad of butter you'll be in heaven! mexicanplease.com
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Sweet Chipotle Skillet Cornbread

Chipotles give this skillet cornbread the perfect hint of spice, and when served fresh out of the oven with a pad of butter you'll be in heaven!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 328kcal
Author: Patrick Calhoun | Mexican Please

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1.5 cups cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1.5 cups buttermilk
  • 3 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 chipotle, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon adobo sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat cast iron skillet in oven at 425F
  • In a mixing bowl add 1 cup flour, 1.5 cups cornmeal, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 Tablespoons sugar.  Combine well.
  • Get 3 Tablespoons of butter melting somewhere, I used a skillet on the stovetop.
  • In a separate bowl combine 2 eggs, 1.5 cups buttermilk, 2 Tablespoons of the melted butter, 1 minced chipotle, and 1 Tablespoon of adobo sauce.  I usually cut off the stem and scrape out the seeds of the chipotle. 
  • Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and combine well using a spatula or wooden spoon.
  • Take the skillet out of the oven (use a hotpad!) and add the remaining Tablespoon of butter.  Swish the butter around so the bottom and sides of the skillet are coated.
  • Add the cornbread mixture to the skillet and form an even layer.  Bake for 25-30 minutes.  (This batch was baked for 30 minutes).
  • Let cornbread rest in the skillet for a few minutes after taking it out of the oven, then serve with a helping of guilt-free butter. 

Notes

I recently made a batch of cornbread using Masa Harina in place of the cornmeal and I thought it was awesome.   See Masa Harina Cornbread for details.
For an even sweeter version, add 1-2 additional Tablespoons of sugar or honey. 

Nutrition

Calories: 328kcal