Blackberry Cornbread


How is summer here already?

Are the days flying by just as quickly for everyone else, or I am just getting that old?

Wait.  Maybe I don’t want you to answer that.

At any rate, one of my very favorite things about summer is eating piles and piles of fresh berries: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and yum–blackberries.  Not only do blackberries pack a powerful nutritional punch, they are also low in calories, carbohydrates, and fat, making them one of the most beneficial fruits to include in a balanced diet.

Of course, they’re probably not quite as healthy when you use them to make cornbread and then proceed to eat the entire pan.

But in my own defense, I really couldn’t help it–it was that good.  I was worried it might be a bit too sweet for my husband, but even he shoved it in his belly like there was no tomorrow.  And the best part?  This bread came together in less than 10 minutes–I spent more time eyeing the oven than I did mixing up the ingredients.

If you need an easy but impressive side dish for a pot-luck or summer picnic, this is it.  Ooooh, and with a side of honey butter, you’ll be the hit of the party.  Promise.


Blackberry Cornbread
from EveryDay with Rachel Ray, June 2012
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 7 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1½ cups blackberries
  1. Preheat oven to 375 and grease a 8x8 baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together cornmeal, flour, ¼ cup of the sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together buttermilk, eggs, and butter, then stir into the flour mixture.
  4. Spread batter into your prepared pan and scatter 1 cup of the blackberries on top. Press down lightly on the berries until they are mostly submerged.
  5. Scatter the remaining berries on top and dust with the remaining sugar.
  6. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until bread is lightly golden around the edges and springy to the touch.

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  1. Cornbread is my JAM, girlfriend! I love the stuff and eat it every chance I get. This is such a unique twist to cornbread–I’ve never thought to add fruit and make it sweeter!! Genius idea, if I do say so myself 🙂 but that’s why we’re BFFs of course!
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  2. interesting flavor combo! i’ve never really had anything like it, but it sounds just wonderful!
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  3. Yes Please I think I will take some of that!!! = ) Great idea and those pic’s are amazing!!
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  4. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says:

    Fresh berries scream summer to me!!!! What a fun and different way to use corn bread…love it!!!! I can’t wait to pick some berries now;-)
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  5. This is so gorgeous! They really pop off the screen. And, um, YUM! Love the recipe too.
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  6. I always think of cornbread as a winter food to pair with chili, but the blackberries make this perfectly summery! Love, love, love it 🙂
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  7. Oh wow, how could I have missed this? It looks amazing! Love it!
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  8. Yum!!! I wouldn’t have thought of combining cornbread with fruit, but I bet it tastes divine! The color contrats is beautiful!

  9. Hello Rachel Ray, your recipes are great! Thank you very much. The items I cannot find here in Surinam, I replace it with local ones.
    From a happy user of your recipes in Surinam – South America.

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