Unleavened Cornbread Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Unleavened Cornbread Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Unleavened Cornbread

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"Adapting recipes for the Days of Unleavened Bread is always fun and challenging. Here is the one we use for cornbread during that week."

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Original recipe makes 12 muffins Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    35 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease a 12 cup muffin pan or line with muffin papers.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the cornmeal, flour, sugar and salt. Make a well in the center and pour in the egg, shortening and milk. Stir until well blended. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups.
  3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 21, 2011

6-21-11 I love you, Amy. You will be missed. You were one of my dearest, oldest friends. You were so sweet and thought of others first and then yourself. Please be at peace. (((((This is a great cornbread recipe when you find yourself out of baking powder! I have made this several times, and we really like this recipe! Thanks Amy and Katie for posting! ~~~Dana~~~(;))))))

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 20, 2008

An unusual recipe, but as a reference point, it is unsuitable for Passover as it contains flour and corn (unless you're Sephardi). Any mixture of grain (specifically the 5 grains barley, rye, wheat, spelt, and oats and also corn, rice and beans if you're Ashkenazi) and liquid is considered "chometz" or leavening for the holiday. Ironically, Baking powder can be kosher for Passover.


12 Ratings

Apr 05, 2007

I was a little dubious about trying this recipe and thought the mixture was too runny to work properly... But after it was cooked, it was PERFECT! This is my new personal cornbread recipe. Thanks!

Apr 25, 2008

WOnderful! Thanks so much ~ This week of "unleaven bread" has truely challenged me.. couldn't of found this at a better time!!! Todah~

Apr 19, 2011

My church does not allow baking powder or other leavening agents during passover so this recipe is great for us! I added a tablespoon of sour cream and a teaspoon of vanilla for extra flavor, and it turned out really delicious and moist. I baked it on a greased loaf pan and cut it into pieces it right after I took it off the oven. It took exactly 20 minutes to bake. I will keep this in my recipe book for years to come! Thank you!

Jul 14, 2010

This will be a great addition next year! My church personally does not allow baking powder since it is a leaven and we don't ban mixtures of grains since they are not leavening agents lol.. So this is perfect for me!

Jun 21, 2007

I substituted melted butter for the shortening. They were good but dense and a little dry. EDIT: They became hard and even more dry the next day...won't make these again.

Jun 22, 2011

Sweet Amy, you will missed by all. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to know you on The Quality Cook forum. This recipe has such a special meaning, not just because it's tasty, but also because it was yours. Thank you, our friend.


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  • Calories
  • 150 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.2 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 5.4 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 209 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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