I love to read other blogs and most of my favorite recipes have come from bloggers :) There is something reliable about getting recipes others have tested, right?
Today I found a recipe I'm dying to try: quinoa cornbread from the blog Straight Up Food.
Here is the recipe:
The problem with most cornbread is that it's incredibly yummy (right?) but filled with tons of oil or butter (or both?). This recipe looks amazing and is something I would definitely serve in the fall with a hearty soup or chili.
This healthy update on cornbread uses no butter, eggs, milk, salt, oil,
or refined sugar or flour, instead getting its sweetness and texture
from apple juice, bananas, oats, quinoa and flax seeds.
1 cup water
1/2 cup dry quinoa
1 cup cornmeal
1/3 cup rolled oats, ground into flour
1-1/2 tablespoons flax seeds, ground
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 of a ripe banana
1 cup apple juice (or 2-3 pitted dates soaked in 1 cup water)
Water as needed
1. Cook the quinoa: boil 1 cup water, then add in the dry quinoa,
reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 15-20 minutes until the water is
gone and the quinoa is fluffy.
2. While the quinoa is cooking, combine the cornmeal, oat flour, flax seeds, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon.
3. In a separate bowl, mash the banana with a fork, and blend in the
apple juice (or water and dates). (If using dates instead of apple
juice, mix the banana, dates and water in a blender for a smoother
4. Combine wet and dry ingredients with a fork; fold in the cooked
quinoa. The mixture should be thick, but add a little water if it’s too
stiff. Spread mixture into a non-stick or parchment paper-lined 8×8-inch
square pan and bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes before
Notes: You can also use blue cornmeal in place of
the yellow cornmeal, and add fresh corn kernels or blueberries for a
heartier, more colorful cornbread. / Quinoa comes in yellow, red and
black, so feel free to use red or black for a more variegated cornbread.
/ Use a powerful blender, like a Vitamix or Tribest personal-size
blender, to grind the flax seeds and oats, and to blend the bananas,
dates and water.
Preparation: 20 minutes; cooking: 25 minutes; makes one 8×8 pan