I am convinced that when a steaming hot bowl of chili and cool fall days are paired together, the perfect combination is simply created. Having one without the other is still wonderful, but having both at the same time is what I like to call phenomenal. The only thing that would make this pair even better is if its missing link, fresh baked cornbread, was included in the mix too.
So although chili and fall may be two peas in a pod, let me affirm that there is absolutely no third wheel to be found in this trio! I personally recommend chili, fall and cornbread to all three be teamed up for creating the perfect autumn supper your entire family will love.
My recipe for Sweet Yogurt Cornbread is one of my very favorites. In my opinion it is the perfect combination of healthy and tasty; bringing together ingredients like whole wheat flour, cornmeal, Greek yogurt, a bit of sugar, and low-fat buttermilk to create a tasty side dish that is just waiting to accompany your favorite chili recipe, like my recipe for Quick and Easy Turkey 2-Bean Chili.
Since it is October, I thought it would be nice to add a little extra fall flair to my cornbread recipe. I used the same base recipe from my Sweet Yogurt Cornbread, but simply substituted out the yogurt for pumpkin to create a simple alternative to the classic
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Cornbread
1 cup cornmeal
½ cup whole wheat flour
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ cup pumpkin puree
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat a cake pan with baking spray.
In a large bowl, lightly mix together all dry ingredients: cornmeal, flour, salt, sugar, baking soda, and baking powder.
In a medium bowl, whisk together pumpkin, buttermilk and egg. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, and mix just until combined.
Pour batter into cake pan and bake 17-20 minutes.
Serve warm for best results, and feel free to top with a tiny bit of butter for extra flavor and taste!
- Name your favorite food pairing: Chili and cornbread, milk and cookies, cake and ice cream, cheeseburgers and fries, cereal and milk, soft pretzels and cheese, etc.?!
- What is your favorite recipe to add pumpkin into?
- Are you a fan of cornbread? Do you prefer your cornbread salty or sweet?