Golden Cornbread Skillet: Perfect for Fall, Halloween Meals

Corn has been a staple food of native people in North and South America for thousands of years. Try this healthy version of cornbread from The American Cancer Society's Healthy Eating Cookbook.

Butter-flavored cooking spray

2 cups self-rising cornmeal mix

2 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 1/2 cups 1-percent milk

1 egg, beaten

1 tablespoon canola oil

1/2 red pepper, diced

1 15-ounce can corn, drained

8 ounces fat-free cream cheese

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a cast-iron skillet or an 8x8-square baking dish with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, mix cornmeal, sugars, milk, egg and canola oil until well blended. Stir in pepper, corn and cream cheese.

Pour mixture into skillet and bake for 25 minutes until golden brown. Makes 8 servings.

This recipe yields approximately 230 calories and 4.5 grams of fat per serving.


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