Friday, September 24, 2010


When I first found this little recipe that promised fresh corn bread in 3 minutes, I thought "no way". Well, I'm here to tell you "yes way" is excellent!!

You won't get the brown crunchy part of corn bread that a lot of people love, but, HEY!! THREE MINUTES!! The taste and texture is surprisingly good and when you weigh the benefits of serving hot corn bread in a snap, well...I will definitely be using this recipe often!!

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup white flour
1/2 cup corn meal
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Mix everything with a whisk and pour into a greased microwave safe baking dish. I used a 6 x 6 x 2 baking dish.

Microwave on high for 3 minutes. If your microwave doesn't have a carousel, then manually rotate the dish half way through the cooking cycle.

NOTE: I used a 1000 watt microwave and it took exactly 3 minutes. If your microwave is different than that, you may have to adjust the cooking time.

NOTE: I used cooking spray inside of the baking dish and the cooked corn bread removed very easily.


Anncoo said...


Nezzy said...

Woohoo, this Ozark farm chick simmered red beans and rice in the microwave last night served with cornbread I cooked in the hot oven that took way more than three minutes to cook and dang if my kitchen wasn't hot! Thanks so much for the recipe, I just my mirco to cook all the time.

God bless ya'll from the happy hills and hollers of the Missouri Ponderosa!!!

Peggy Clyde. said...

What a wonderful recipe to help with a meal when we're in a hurry. Thanks again.

Nancy said...

You are my hero! Seriously.

A nice pot of stew in the crockpot and now I don't have to heat up my oven to make cornbread? The ultimate in speed and energy conservation. Thanks again, Coleen!

Lara said...

Sounds intriguing!

Katy ~ said...

Coleen, I MUST try this. Cornbread in 3 minutes, I'm there. I cannot begin to tell you how much appeal this has for me. I'm smiling so hard at the thought of having this that my face hurts :)

Jack and Daynalee said...

This recipe is amazing. We tried it tonight and I was so happy with the results. Definitely a keeper. I posted it on my food blog (linked back to you of course) at

Thanks so much for a great recipe!

Anonymous said...

Found this on pinterest, used it, loved it, tried to do it again and panicked when I realized I didn't re-pin the first time! Whoever made this recipe, kudos. ...and I made it in the exact same dish as in the picture.