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Molasses Cornbread

Teresa

Molasses Cornbread is a lovely treat you’re family will love. It’s moist because you add both buttermilk and sour cream to the recipe. It has the rich, savory flavor of molasses which permeates the cornbread. On top of that, it’s really easy and is a great accompaniment to soups, stews, chilis or any Tex-Mex main dish.

We were in NYC last month and stayed at the Omni at Berkshire Place in Manhattan. The chef there, Ron Ulczak, was amazing. We had many catered meals while we were there, and all were marvelous. Ron served a cornbread for all of us southerners while we were there. I asked him where a New Yorker learned to cook southern-style. He informed me that he had worked in the Carolinas for several years. He learned to make a lot of great southern recipes while living there. He gave me his cornbread recipe saying it was a compilation of several cornbread recipes.

This recipe does have a strong molasses flavor since it calls for a quarter of a cup. It works really well in this cornbread. But if you aren’t used to molasses you may want to dial back the amount, although it really tasted lovely. It’s scrumptious and mouthwatering served with Herb Roasted Chicken and Vegetable Soup.

I have to admit, it’s really hard for me NOT to like cornbread in any version. I like it with jalapenos, I like it with diced green chilies, I like it sweet, I like it Boston Market-style, I like it with broccoli and I like it with honey. Molasses Cornbread has a really different taste than all of my other cornbread recipes. It also browns up a lot darker than regular cornbread. That said, this is really tasty.

If you’re looking for a different way to make cornbread, then consider this southern-style Molasses Cornbread recipe. If you like molasses in recipes you’ll love this recipe. It’s quick and easy and fairly economical too as a side dish. I could eat this lovely cornbread by the plateful and not have too much! It’s hearty, filling and such satisfying comfort food. You may never look at another cornbread recipe! On the other hand, maybe you’re like me and have to keep 15 or 20 different recipes on hand all the time. 🙂

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Molasses Cornbread is a lovely southern-style cornbread recipe.

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The texture of Molasses Cornbread is quite wonderful.

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Molasses adds real depth of flavor to this recipe. It was wonderful served with Herb Roasted Chicken and Vegetable Soup.

Here’s what I did.

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to make Molasses Cornbread.

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Place cornmeal, UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods), egg, sugar, baking soda and baking powder in a mixing bowl.

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Add sour cream, molasses, buttermilk and melted butter.

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Stir ingredients with a wooden spoon to combine.

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Grease a 9×9″ glass baking dish. Pour cornbread mixture into prepared dish.

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Bake at 425 for about 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

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Molasses Cornbread has the wonderful, savory flavor of molasses permeating the cornbread.

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Because of the buttermilk and sour cream in the recipe, Molasses Cornbread is moist and tender.

Here’s the recipe.

MOLASSES CORNBREAD

(Recipe adapted from Chef Ron Ulczak, Omni Hotel Berkshire in Manhattan, New York City, NY)

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Molasses Cornbread

Molasses Cornbread is the ultimate in southern-style recipes for cornbread. This tasty cornbread recipe is a great old-fashioned cornbread with a strong molasses flavor. It's quick and easy to make, and wonderful served with soup, chili or stew, especially on cold, winter nights. This marvelous comfort food is such a satisfying & delicious tasting cornbread you may want it frequently on your dinner menu.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breads, Rolls and Muffins, Breakfast
Cuisine Southern
Servings 12
Calories 134 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour bleached flour toughens baked goods
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter melted
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. baking powder

Instructions
 

  • Mix all ingredients until well blended.
  • Pour into a greased 9x9” baking dish.
  • Bake at 425° for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Notes

NOTE: If you're not used to a strong molasses flavor in baked goods, you may want to decrease the amount to one tablespoon.
Recipe adapted from Chef Ron Ulczak, Omni Hotels, Berkshire, NYC.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

Nutrition

Calories: 134kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 3gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 132mgPotassium: 66mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 200IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 90mgIron: 0.5mg
Keyword bread, breakfast, brunch, corn, cornbread
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

 

[b]Molasses Cornbread[/b]
 
Recipe Type: Breads, Rolls and Muffins
Cuisine: Southern
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from Chef Ron Ulczak, [url href=”http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/new-york-berkshire?gclid=CjwKEAjw1ZWgBRD-n6ew0oan1xwSJABAbf8pm-PDnLMEJi8jDRhuVBfrWx2RKNdbcOht1-v9e5a27hoCCv_w_wcB” target=”_blank” title=”omni hotel berkshire, manhattan, NY”]Omni Hotel Berkshire[/url] in Manhattan, NYC, NY
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Serves: 12
Tasty cornbread recipe with a strong molasses flavor. Quick and easy to make.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • ½ cup UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients until well blended.
  2. Pour into a greased 9×9” baking dish and bake at 425° for 20-25 minutes.
 
Notes
If you’re not used to a strong molasses flavor in baked goods, you may want to decrease the amount to one tablespoon.
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Molasses Cornbread is very quick and easy to make.

Molasses Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #cornbread #recipe will knock your socks off! It's one of the best #southern-style cornbread recipes ever! It's very moist because it uses both buttermilk & sour cream. Every bite is irresistible & mouthwatering. Terrific on cold, winter nights with a bowl of #chili. #molasses #MolassesCornbread

I served Molasses Cornbread with Herb Roasted Chicken and Vegetable Soup. My, oh my, was that ever a comfort food meal!

Molasses Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #cornbread #recipe will knock your socks off! It's one of the best #southern-style cornbread recipes ever! It's very moist because it uses both buttermilk & sour cream. Every bite is irresistible & mouthwatering. Terrific on cold, winter nights with a bowl of #chili. #molasses #MolassesCornbread

Serve Molasses Cornbread with chili, stew or soup. It’s great for cool winter nights!

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Molasses Cornbread

Molasses Cornbread is the ultimate in southern-style recipes for cornbread. This tasty cornbread recipe is a great old-fashioned cornbread with a strong molasses flavor. It's quick and easy to make, and wonderful served with soup, chili or stew, especially on cold, winter nights. This marvelous comfort food is such a satisfying & delicious tasting cornbread you may want it frequently on your dinner menu.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breads, Rolls and Muffins, Breakfast
Cuisine Southern
Servings 12
Calories 134 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour bleached flour toughens baked goods
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter melted
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. baking powder

Instructions
 

  • Mix all ingredients until well blended.
  • Pour into a greased 9x9” baking dish.
  • Bake at 425° for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Notes

NOTE: If you're not used to a strong molasses flavor in baked goods, you may want to decrease the amount to one tablespoon.
Recipe adapted from Chef Ron Ulczak, Omni Hotels, Berkshire, NYC.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

Nutrition

Calories: 134kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 3gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 132mgPotassium: 66mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 200IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 90mgIron: 0.5mg
Keyword bread, breakfast, brunch, corn, cornbread
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

11 Comments

  • Maryellen

    November 21, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    5 stars
    My family LOVED this cornbread! I always make cornbread, but this is my new receipt for everyday use!!! Thanks for sharing!! (Just to note: cast iron skillets are always a winner for cornbread!!).

    1. Teresa

      November 24, 2022 at 7:38 am

      Hi MaryEllen. Yes cast iron skillets are great, but so few people use them these days! 🙁 This is one of our favorite ways to make cornbread too!

  • Benita Rostel

    June 15, 2022 at 12:53 pm

    Even though I live in Florida it’s usually hot down here every once in a while I crave a pot of chili which I decided to make today and found your recipe for molasses cornbread. I have to say this is the best cornbread recipe I have ever used. My husband went absolutely crazy for it and it is so moist and delicious you don’t even need to put butter on it if you don’t want to. Thank you so much. Benita

    1. Teresa

      June 20, 2022 at 7:43 am

      Hi, Benita. It is one of my favorite cornbread recipes. So you you and your family enjoyed the recipe.

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  • Tamara Leigh

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    Oh my. I’m not big on cornbread. But this looks and sounds marvelous. Will have to give it a try. Thank you!

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      If you like molasses you’ll love it, Tamara. But then, I’m a BIG cornbread fan! (sheepish grin).

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