Zesty Cornbread

Zesty Cornbread

Take your cornbread from everyday to special occasion! Corn, peppers, and cheddar cheese (extra-sharp preferred) add both texture and flavor to this classic quick bread.

Ingredients
  1. 1 box King Arthur Gluten-Free Cornbread Mix
  2. 4-ounce jar sliced pimientos or 4-ounce can diced jalapeños, drained
  3. 8.5-ounce can (1 cup) whole-kernel sweet corn, drained; or 1 cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen/thawed
  4. 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Grease a 9" square pan at least 2" deep.
  2. Prepare the mix batter as directed.
  3. Fold in the corn, peppers of your choice, and 1 cup of the cheese.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, spreading to level. Top with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
  5. Bake the cornbread for 25 to 30 minutes, until the top is well browned.
  6. Remove the cornbread from the oven, and allow it to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before cutting. Serve warm.

Yield: about 16 servings