Skillet Cornbread

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Are you looking for good healthy homemade recipes for quick breads that don't take long to prepare and ensure you know what ingredients your family is eating? This homemade cornbread is a quick and easy cornbread recipe made from scratch and the smell as this cornbread is cooking is going to bring everyone into the kitchen waiting in anticipation for a slice! This bread is at its best served warm from the oven with a nice dollop of butter. Cornbread is also fabulous served as a snack, served with soup, or as part of a larger meal such as chile. Cornbread recipes are simple to make and use a few basic ingredients. You can always switch the milk for a non-dairy choice and substitute oil for butter. The use of a well seasoned cast iron pan for baking ensures the bread won't be sticking to the surface, plus what a fun presentation when you place the entire cast iron from oven to table! Cornbread is a healthy comfort food that you can feel good about serving to your family. It looks so old-fashioned and the cast iron will keep it warm for quite awhile.

Impress your friends and serve this quick and easy cornbread recipe straight from the skillet. This skillet cornbread recipe idea is easy to make and looks nice served at your family get-togethers, for holiday dinners or fun breakfast ideas. No matter where you serve this quick and easy cornbread recipe it is sure to be a favorite. Cornbread is a nice accompaniment to chilli or served on its own with some butter. The nice thing about this quick and easy cornbread recipe is that it uses ingredients that you most likely already have in your kitchen. There is butter in the mix for this quick and easy cornbread recipe but feel free to slather it on top too.

Homemade bread always tastes good with butter, and this quick and easy cornbread recipe is no exception. Like any homemade bread recipe, this quick and easy cornbread recipe will taste better when you use quality ingredients. By quality, you can choose organic ingredients whenever possible, so you know that you are supporting happy cows and chickens whenever possible. The choices consumers make when it comes to the groceries they buy can go a long way to helping both animals and the environment. Using organic milk and eggs helps to ensure that the animals were raised in the best possible considtions, which also means they were fed healthy food. Organic animals that are raised for eggs, dairy products and meat, must have access to the outdoors and they must also be given organic feed. The animals may not be given any antibiotics, growth hormones, or any animal by-products. Knowing how your food is raised and grown can have a good impact on your mental and emotional health as well as the environment too. Organic foods are said to have more beneficial nutrients, to include more antioxidants, than conventionally-grown food. Organic foods are also a good choice for people who have certain allergies to foods, preservatives and chemicals, and may find that their allergy symptoms lessen or completely go away when they are eating only organic foods.

This is not to say that you should completely avoid conventionally grown foods. Shop around, become aware, and support your local farmers when you can. There is something to be said about buying your food from your local farmer, you get to know them, and the farm that they own. You want to know where your food comes from, whenever possible so that you can put your money into something that makes sense to you. Organic food will often be fresher because it doesn't contain any preservatives that make it last longer. Organic produce may also come from smaller farms in the area where you live. A good idea is to start paying attention to where your organic food comes from, and when possible support local farms.

Organic farming is much better for the environment too. This is because organic farming practices reduce the amount of pollution, which helps to increase the soil fertility. And if you think about it farming without the use of pesticides is also better for birds and animals who live in your area, along with the people who live close to the farms. You don't want pesticides leaking into the soil, as it can effect the water in the area you live in. There really are so many benefits to supporting organic happy cows and chickens, as the animals are not given any growth hormones or antibiotics, so you know the food you are consuming is healthy and the way it should be. Also, when animals are fed antibiotics, it can create antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. And you can feel good about supporting organically raised animals who aren't living in cramped spaces, as they have more room to move around.

Nutrition Facts for: Skillet Cornbread From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Cornmeal, all purpose flour, baking powder, salt, milk, egg, butter.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 249, Calories from Fat 92, Total Fat 10.2g 16%, Saturated Fat 5.7g 29%, Cholesterol 51mg 17%, Sodium 286mg 12%, Potassium 200mg 6%, Carbohydrates 34.0g 11%, Dietary Fiber 2.1g 8%, Sugars 2.1g, Protein 6.1g, Vitamin A 6%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 9%, Iron 11%

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