Corn Bread
Recipe type: Quick Bread
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Serves: 12
This is a simple and delicious recipe for corn bread. It's easy to prepare, and tastes delicious. Cook's Note: If you don't have chia seeds, substitute 1 large egg for the chia seeds and water mixture. Total Cost of Recipe: $1.86 or $0.16 per serving
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds ($0.30)
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup yellow corn meal ($0.31)
  • 1 cup all purpose flour ($0.16)
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar ($0.06)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder ($0.05)
  • 1 teaspoon salt ($0.03)
  • 1 cup evaporated milk ($0.67)
  • ⅓ cup corn oil ($0.28)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Mix chia seeds and water together and set aside. This allows it to become thick and similar to egg in texture.
  3. Put corn meal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  4. Mix dry ingredients together, and create a well in the middle.
  5. In another bowl, mix together evaporated milk, chia and water mixture (or an egg), and the oil. Mix these wet ingredients well.
  6. Pour liquid ingredients into the well in the middle of the dry ingredients.
  7. Stir until all ingredients are mixed together being careful not to over mix.
  8. Pour batter into a greased 8X8 inch baking pan.
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the pan comes out clean.
  10. This is best served warm with butter.
  11. TO MAKE CORN MUFFINS: Follow recipe as above, but spoon batter into a 12 cup muffin tin, filling the muffin cups ⅔ of the way full. Bake Muffins for 15 minutes.
Recipe by Patty Cake's Pantry at