Skillet Apple Cornbread

Skillet Apple Cornbread
In partnership with Alex Aldeborgh (@daisybeet).

This recipe is a fun and sweet twist on classic cornbread. Made in a cast iron skillet, it has crispy edges and a soft center with pieces of juicy apple in every bite.

Best For: Sides
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 12-16



    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • ½ cup whole wheat flour
    • 1½ cup cornmeal
    • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
    • ¼ tsp salt
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • ½ cup maple syrup
    • 1-2 Tbsp olive oil
    • 1½ cup unsweetened soy milk
    • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 McIntosh apples, peeled and diced into ¼ in. chunks


      1. Preheat oven to 400º F.
      2. Add dry ingredients to a bowl and mix.
      3. In a separate mixing bowl, beat together maple syrup, olive oil, soy milk, lemon juice, and eggs until combined.
      4. Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet, stirring to combine. Be careful not to over-mix.
      5. Fold diced apple into the batter.
      6. Grease a 12 in. cast iron skillet with 1-2 Tbsp of olive oil, making sure to coat bottom and sides evenly. Heat skillet in the oven for 5-10 minutes or until hot.
      7. Pour batter into the hot skillet, then carefully return to the oven.
      8. Bake for 25-30 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
      9. Let cool for a few minutes, then slice into 12-16 slices. Best served warm with a pat of butter and a drizzle of maple syrup.

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