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How to Make
Toasted Cornbread
With Avocado

How to Make Toasted Cornbread With Avocado
June 23, 2024

We all know avocado toast is a simple, quick, and delicious way to appease grumbling stomachs. It’s tasty as is and can easily be dressed up with extra toppings for more of a meal. But what if we said we have a fresh take on this classic? Enter: Toasted cornbread with avocado.

 

Next time you have a hankering for avocado toast, try replacing traditional store-bought bread with gorgeous, golden brown, toasted cornbread. It’s just as versatile and (dare we say) more flavorful. Trust us: Once you top a warm slice with a dollop of avocado spread, your taste buds will be transported to cloud nine.

 

Not to mention, toasted cornbread with avocados is the perfect go-to in every season, thanks to its subtle and adaptable flavors and fresh ingredients. We love to keep it light and refreshing in the spring and summer and full of spiced flavors in the fall and winter.

 

Ready to indulge? Keep scrolling for the perfect toasted cornbread recipe, plus plenty of drool-worthy avocado spreads to top it off.

 

Recipe for Toasted Cornbread

Baking your own cornbread may seem intimidating, but don’t fret. These easy-to-follow directions are a piece of cake (or cornbread), and you likely already have the key ingredients (all-purpose flour, cornmeal, and butter) on hand.

 

And yes, we’ve crafted the best recipe to help you achieve a perfectly golden top. Here’s everything you need and step-by-step instructions to give you the toasted cornbread of your dreams.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 c. yellow cornmeal or polenta
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/3 c. unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c. milk

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly butter a 9-inch cast-iron skillet or a 9-inch baking dish. Place in the oven to heat up.
  2. Combine flour, cornmeal, salt, sugar, baking soda, and baking powder in a medium mixing bowl. Whisk well.
  3. Add butter, eggs, and milk to the center of the mixing bowl. Stir until just combined, as you want some lumps remaining in the mixture.
  4. Remove your pan or dish from the oven, taking care, as the dish will be very hot. Pour the cornmeal mixture into the hot dish and return to the oven for 20-25 minutes or until the top is a beautiful golden brown. When done, a toothpick should come out clean when inserted into the bread.
  5. For extra toasty-ness, preheat the oven to broil. Place fully baked cornbread on the top rack for 1-2 minutes or until the top has browned.
  6. Top each serving of cornbread with one of the avocado spreads below.

 

Avocado Spreads for Toasted Cornbread

This cornbread is good with almost anything, so we encourage you to explore. If you need some inspo, our tried-and-true favorites, such as Avocado Hot Honey Butter and Garlic Avocado Aioli, are chef’s kiss. Here are some of our beloved avocado toppings to slather on your freshly toasted cornbread.

 

Spoiler: They’re simple to make and totally delicious.

  • Avocado Hot Honey Butter: There’s nothing like watching this spread melt into warm, toasted cornbread. This creamy and sweet avocado spread allows the perfectly toasted cornbread to truly shine and will quickly become your breakfast or brunch staple.
  • Garlic Avocado Aioli: Rich and herby, this aioli spread across a slice of toasted cornbread works great as an appetizer or as a side. The savory garlic avocado flavors complement the subtle sweetness of the cornbread like no other.
  • Mex-Tex Three Cheese and Avocado Chili Dip: Hearty and delicious, this dip atop your cornbread can make for an entire meal. Serve smaller pieces for an appetizer at dinner parties or get-togethers to impress your friends and family.
  • Caramelized Apple and Chile Guacamole: Sweet and savory, this seasonal favorite is just begging to be spread over a piece of golden cornbread. The caramelized apple balances the zest of the chile guacamole and keeps you coming back for more.

 

SPICE THINGS UP

If you want some extra spice, drizzle hot honey or Sriracha over any avocado spread or garnish your toast with hot peppers (e.g., jalapeños, serrano peppers, or habanero peppers) and chili flakes.

Serving and Pairing Suggestions

Whether you’re cooking for one, two, or 10, toasted cornbread with an avocado spread is always a fan favorite. Serve it as an appetizer at your next party, a side dish with your meal, or a midday snack to keep you satiated. After all, one of the greatest parts about toasted cornbread (besides the mouthwatering flavor) is its endless versatility.

 

Now, when it comes to pairing suggestions, the possibilities are endless. Whether you like sweet, salty, spicy, or savory, there’s an avocado spread to customize your toasted cornbread. Here are a few more ideas to get the wheels turning and your mouth watering:

 

Don’t be afraid to get creative and mix in new, unexpected toppings and flavors — that’s when the best creations come to life! We just recommend making an extra-large batch because you’ll always, and we mean always, want more.

 

Got leftovers? No problem! Be sure you know how to keep unused avocado fresh so you’ll have more for avocado cornbread toast tomorrow and the next day!

 

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