Cornbread: Spicy Pumpkin Cornbread

posted by ROY 03-19-101 6:04 PM

Spicy Pumpkin Cornbread

1 Tbsp. plus 1/2 cup cornmeal
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp allspice
2 eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
3 Tbsp molasses
1Tbsp freshly grated orange zest
1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp chopped walnuts

Grease an 8-inch square baking pan. Sprinkle bottom and sides with 1 Tbsp cornmeal; set aside. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium size bowl, combine the remaining 1/2 cup cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice; set aside. In a medium size bowl, lightly beat eggs. Stir in pumpkin, milk, oil, brown sugar, molasses and orange zest. Add to flour mixture, stirring only until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in 1/2 cup nuts. Turn into prepared pan. Smooth top and sprinkle with remaining 1 Tbsp nuts.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand in pan 10 minutes before cutting.

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