This is not only good for you, but good in you—making it a healthy comfort food.

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Makes: 10 servings

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup low-fat (1%) buttermilk
  • 1 egg, whole
  • ¼ cup margarine, regular, tub
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil (to grease baking pan)
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Mix together cornmeal, flour, sugar, and baking powder.
  3. In another bowl, combine buttermilk and egg. Beat lightly.
  4. Slowly add buttermilk and egg mixture to dry ingredients.
  5. Add margarine and mix by hand or with mixer for 1 minute.
  6. Bake for 20–25 minutes in an 8 x 8-inch, greased baking dish. Cool. Cut into 10 squares.

Yield: 10 servings Serving size: 1 square Calories: 178 Total Fat: 6 g Saturated Fat: 1 g Cholesterol: 22 mg Sodium: 94 mg Total Fiber: 1 g Protein: 4 g Carbohydrates: 27 g Potassium: 132 mg

Thank you to the DHHS National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for this recipe from the Heart Health Home Cooking African American Style Cookbook!