You might think that making cornbread should involve opening a container of cornmeal, right? Wrong! Lately I’ve been grinding popcorn to make the cornmeal for our cornbread. We don’t have it very often with this weight loss eating plan but since I do make it gluten free, once we’ve lost a little more weight, I will make cornbread more often.
I start with about 3/4 cup of popcorn.
Add it to the Vitamix and don’t forget the hearing protection!
In just a few seconds, the popcorn has been ground into cornmeal.
It’s a good idea to sift it just to be sure there are no big pieces remaining that could result in a cracked tooth.
For just the two of us, I make a small batch of cornbread using a tiny little black iron skillet.
Yum . . that is good stuff!
Marie Gilkey says
I cook mine the same way, in an old black skillet. Love how it comes out all crispy on the edges. Kids fight for the corner pieces!!!
Is it sweet? Probably not as that wouldn’t go with your paleo diet either but I LOVE my cornbread sweet!! Sounds so good might hafta make some later.
Not sweet at all. Yes, sweets are history.
I find popcorn to be not as tasty in my cornbread as regular dried corn … there is a natural sweetness to regular corn that popcorn seems to miss out on 🙂 and *I* like sweet corn bread
It depends on what type corn is used for the cornmeal. We’ve always used dent corn when we used corn for cornmeal and it isn’t sweet either.
Judy, you never cease to inspire! Thanks. 😉
Pat (EagleKnits) says
You’re cooking it on the stovetop instead of in the oven? I’ve never seen that done before. Please share your cooking instructions!
Char Scott says
How do you make it gluten free? Do you use a gluten free flour mix?
Karen Langseth says
I have a question….since it can grind corn can the Vitamix grind wheat for bread…..I almost have myself talked in to a grinder for wheat, but if the vitamix can do it, that would be a better fit for me???
How about putting the recipe for the smaller cornbread on your blog? I live alone and no longer need the big cornbread recipe that I used to make when my family all lived at home. It would be easier to make yours than to attempt, probably many times, to cut my existing recipe down to fit my family of one.
wanda ll says
Never made it on top of stove. How high is the burner and for how long, with or without lid. How do you do it? Do you heat skillet first like you do in the over before adding the mixture. Need the recipe too please.
Do you have the dry mixing container for grinding your corn or do you use the wet container? I have a vita mix and have used the wet container for grinding crackers and coffee. I don’t have a dry container.