Perfect Side Dish
Corn bread is the perfect side to any dinner. Be it Thanksgiving or just another Thursday night, we know you and your family will love this Corn Bread recipe. This Corn Bread topped with Chia Fruit Spread pairs well with everything. It’s easy to make this recipe gluten-free, too if you have guests with food allergies! Simple, healthy and delicious, we added nutrient boosters like kefir and chia fruit spread to this recipe without sacrificing the traditional flavors of the dish you love!
Nutrient Boosters: Kefir and Chia Fruit Spread
Kefir is a fermented drink made from milk. It’s similar to a drinkable yogurt and is teeming with nutritional benefits. Kefir is loaded with probiotics, more than traditional yogurt! Probiotics are microorganisms that aid digestion, weight management and even mental health. Probiotics are also important in keeping us generally healthy. Certain probiotics, including those found in kefir, can have antibacterial properties and help ward off infection. It’s easy to include kefir in your diet, whether you’re baking with it or adding it to smoothies!
We love to top this Corn Bread with our favorite Raspberry Chia Fruit Spread from World of Chia! With just 4 ingredients; raspberries, chia seeds, agave nectar and lime juice, it’s easy to add this wholesome and nutritious spread to your favorite dishes. This fruit spread comes in many different flavors and is great in both sweet and savory dishes. With the additional of nutrient-dense chia seeds instead of processed pectin, you can feel good about adding this new staple to your family’s diets.
Corn Bread with Chia Fruit Spread
- 1½ cups coarsely ground cornmeal
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, or gluten-free flour
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/3 cup milk of choice
- 1 cup kefir
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted or 1/2 cup avocado oil; divided
Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
In a separate bowl whisk in the milk, kefir, vanilla extract and eggs. Add 7 tablespoons melted butter or avocado oil.
Grease a 9 inch pie pan with the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter or avocado oil.
Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the egg/liquid mixture. Gently stir, to combine. The batter will be thick but easy to pour.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until an a toothpick comes out of the center of the cornbread comes clean. Cool for 20 minutes before slicing. Serve with chia fruit spread flavor of choice.
Disclosure: Triad to Wellness provides Nutrition Communication services to World of Chia Fruit Spreads.