Old-Fashioned Spoon Bread

Old-Fashioned Spoon Bread

Sweet maple butter tops this souffle-like cornbread.

15 min. prep time
8 servings
000 Ratings


Spoon Bread

3 cups milk
1 cup yellow cornmeal
2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 Land O Lakes® Eggs, separated

Maple Butter

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Heat oven to 350°F.

Combine 2 cups milk and cornmeal in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 8-11 minutes or until all milk is absorbed and mixture is of cooked cereal consistency. Remove from heat. Add 2 tablespoons butter, baking powder and salt; stir until well mixed and butter is melted. Beat in egg yolks and remaining milk with whisk until smooth. Transfer to bowl; set aside.

Beat egg whites in another bowl at high speed, scraping bowl often, 1-2 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Gently stir into cornmeal mixture until smooth and no lumps remain.

Carefully pour into 2-quart greased casserole. Bake 40-50 minutes or until golden brown and top springs back when touched lightly in center.

Stir together all maple butter ingredients in bowl; serve with warm spoon bread.

Recipe Tip

- Substitute gluten-free baking powder when making this recipe gluten-free.

This recipe was developed using alternative flours and products labeled as “gluten-free.” The best source for additional information is the ingredient listing on product packaging. Learn about gluten-free baking.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 290

Fat: 17g

Cholesterol: 125mg

Sodium: 380mg

Carbohydrates: 24g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 7g

Recipe #4441©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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