Healthy Cornbread with Spinach and Cheese

So delicious and light!! ..This Spinach and Cheddar Cornbread is great tasting warm or room temperature!! Nice twist on traditional cornbread! This cornbread has a lot of health benefits. It’s made with a whole-grain cornmeal, has less sugar than most cake-like cornbreads, and it has spinach packed into it. So, you’ll get vitamins and minerals, and less energy-crashing effects.

Cornbread with Spinach and Cheese – Recipe

The way of preparation – easy

Prep time

  • Prep time – 15 minutes
  • Cooking time – 45 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups cornmeal
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 bunch spinach
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 oz sharp cheddar, grated

Instructions on how to make cornbread with spinach and cheese

  • Heat 1/2 tablespoon of the butter in a skillet over low heat
  • Add a 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally until softened, about 6 minutes.
  • Stir in the chopped spinach and a pinch of salt and increase heat to medium-high.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally until the spinach has released its juices and evaporated, so that the mixture appears fairly dry, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool completely.
  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Heat the water, milk, and the remaining butter in a saucepan over medium-high until the butter is almost melted.
  • Stir in the cornmeal and continue stirring until there are no lumps and mixture is thickened, 1-2 minutes.
  • Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl, and stir in the chopped spinach mixture, sugar, salt, baking powder, and beaten eggs.
  • Fold in the grated cheddar.
  • Grease a 9 x 9 inches casserole with butter and dust the interior and sides thoroughly with cornmeal.
  • Pour the batter into the pan.
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes in the well-heated oven, or until top is lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the center of the dish comes out clean.
  • Let cool at least 5 minutes before cutting and serving.

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