Molasses Mistake Cornbread

Molasses Mistake Cornbread


"A moist cornbread made with molasses. It doesn't use any butter, because it really doesn't need it. I came up with this one night when I was trying to make a cornbread sweetened with molasses. When I was cooking it, I realized that I'd forgotten to put butter in it. I ended up cooking it anyway, and it didn't need any."


30 m servings 83 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 83 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.7g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 294 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8x8 inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together cornmeal, flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, stir together egg, milk and molasses. Stir egg mixture into flour mixture; mix until blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into center of pan comes out clean.
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  1. 14 Ratings


This bread tasted horrible! The molasses gave it an awful taste and it was very bitter. I will definately NEVER make this recipe again.

After reading the other reviews, I wasn't sure I wanted to make this. Since someone mentioned that the molasses made this taste nasty, I decided to substitute it with corn syrup. Good call! I en...

Tastes great... Super easy.

RE: the other reviewers who say this is missing something, or who don't like the "whang" of molasses--add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. When you cook with molasses you always need a bit of baking...

Having read prior reviews, I used maple syrup instead of molasses, and I also added corn to the batter. This was not the best cornbread I've ever had, but it was good for a low-fat recipe. I'll ...

I added about 1/4 cup of honey and 1/2 tsp of baking soda. It was great!!

Probably won't be making this one again, it I do it'll be greatly modified. I liked the different flavor from the molasses but it was missing something else in taste. I didn't like the texture...

I'm sorry, but this was just plain tooooo bitter! And I even added a little sugar to the batter. On the bright side I liked the texture. Maybe making it without the molasses wouldn't be too ...

I loved it although I added jalepenos and a bit of oil. Yummy!