Cooking Up Comfort: Recipe for Honey-Pumpkin Cornbread
Hearty dishes for cold, dreary days
On crisp winter days when the wind blows cold, warming up from the inside-out with hearty comfort foods can feel like a worthy solution. From chili to cornbread to dumplings, flavorful and filling foods prepared without an overload of ingredients certainly can provide a feel-good boost on chilly evenings.
Chili, a classic wintertime favorite, can be taken to the next level with a few tasty additions. Make a spicy version by mixing in bacon, sweet potatoes and a chopped jalapeño pepper for a quick warm-up. A simple and somewhat sweet spin on a classic, comforting side, Honey-Pumpkin Cornbread pairs well with the slightly spicy chili. If you’re really looking to put the comfort in a comforting main course, this Skillet Chicken and Dumplings recipe takes less than an hour to create.
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Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Circulon Nonstick 9-Inch Square Baking Pan
1½ cups all-purpose flour
1¼ cups yellow cornmeal
3 tablespoons sugar
1½ teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
2 large eggs, at room temperature
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
4 tablespoons honey
1⁄3 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
Heat oven to 400°F. Lightly butter baking pan.
In bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In separate bowl, whisk pumpkin puree, eggs, butter, honey, buttermilk and orange zest. Stir flour mixture into pumpkin mixture until moistened; transfer to prepared baking pan.
Bake until cornbread pulls away from sides of pan and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, 20-22 minutes. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack at least 10 minutes before cutting.