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Old-Fashioned Spoon Bread

Old-Fashioned Spoon Bread

Sweet maple butter tops this souffle-like cornbread.

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15 min
Prep Time
55 min
Total Time


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 large Land O Lakes® Eggs, separated

Maple Butter

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

2 tablespoons maple syrup

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 2-quart casserole dish. Set aside. 

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

    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.

  4. STEP 4

    Carefully pour into prepared pan. Bake 40-50 minutes or until golden brown and top springs back when touched lightly in center.

  5. STEP 5

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

Tip #1

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

Tip #2

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.

Tip #3

- This recipes is naturally gluten-free except the baking powder. Substitute gluten-free baking powder if you'd like to make this recipe gluten-free.

Nutrition (1 serving)

290 Calories
17 Fat (g)
125 Cholesterol (mg)
380 Sodium (mg)
24 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
7 Protein (g)
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