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Apple Cornbread Made in the Ninja Foodi Recipe

Written by: Emily Smith

This apple cornbread I whipped up in my Ninja Foodi is a game changer. Sweet, moist, with a delightful crunch, it's the perfect side for any meal. You've gotta try it!

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Warm, cozy nights call for comfort food, and not much else fits the bill like a home-cooked apple cornbread baked in a Ninja Foodi. Imagine the aroma of freshly baked sweet apples mingling with the savory scents of cornmeal and butter. This recipe won't just fill your house with a mouthwatering aroma; it's sure to fill your hearts with joy, too! You see, this cornbread has a tender crumb that pairs perfectly with the sweet, tart apple chunks. I'm telling you, once you've tried this recipe, your family will be asking for it time and time again!

Ingredients for Apple Cornbread

  • Cornmeal: Adds a rustic texture and flavor to the cornbread, giving it a hearty and slightly gritty mouthfeel.
  • Flour: Provides structure and helps the cornbread rise, creating a light and fluffy texture when combined with other ingredients.
  • Sugar: Balances the savory flavors of the cornbread and enhances the sweetness of the diced apple for a well-rounded taste.
  • Baking powder: Acts as a leavening agent to help the cornbread rise and achieve a soft, airy texture when baked.
  • Milk: Adds moisture to the cornbread batter, ensuring a tender crumb and helping all the ingredients come together smoothly.
  • Eggs: Bind the ingredients together, adding richness and helping the cornbread maintain its structure during baking.
  • Butter: Contributes moisture and richness to the cornbread, enhancing its flavor and creating a tender, melt-in-your-mouth texture.
  • Apple: Provides a burst of sweetness and a juicy, fruity flavor to the cornbread, adding a refreshing twist to the classic recipe.

Equipment Needed

  • Mixing bowl: To combine dry ingredients with wet ingredients and mix the batter thoroughly.
  • Cake pan: To bake the cornbread in the Ninja Foodi and achieve the desired shape and texture.

Serves: 8 people

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 apple, peeled and diced

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the Ninja Foodi on the bake/roast setting at 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, and melted butter.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  5. Fold in the diced apple.
  6. Pour the batter into a greased 9-inch round cake pan.
  7. Place the cake pan in the Ninja Foodi and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Let the cornbread cool before slicing and serving.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 250 kcal | Carbohydrates: 35 g | Protein: 5 g | Total Fat: 10 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 60 mg | Sodium: 350 mg | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 15 g | Calcium: 100 mg | Potassium: 150 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Vitamin A: 50 µg | Vitamin C: 2 mg

Preparing and Storing Apple Cornbread

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the apple cornbread batter as directed in the recipe.
  • Cover the cake pan with plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
  • When ready to bake, remove the batter from the refrigerator, let it come to room temperature, and bake as instructed.

Freezing Instructions

  • Allow the apple cornbread to cool completely after baking.
  • Wrap the cornbread tightly in plastic wrap and place it in a freezer-safe container.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • To serve, thaw the cornbread overnight in the refrigerator or at room temperature. Heat in the oven or microwave before serving.

Did you know that adding a splash of maple syrup to the apple cornbread batter can enhance the flavor and add a subtle sweetness to the dish? It's a delicious twist that elevates the traditional cornbread experience!

Common Questions About This Ninja Foodi Apple Cornbread Recipe

FAQ:
Can I use a different type of flour for this recipe?
Yes, you can try using whole wheat flour or a gluten-free flour blend as a substitute for all-purpose flour.
How can I make this recipe dairy-free?
To make this recipe dairy-free, you can use a plant-based milk such as almond milk and substitute the butter with a dairy-free alternative.
Can I add nuts or other fruits to this cornbread?
Absolutely! Feel free to add chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts, or experiment with fruits like blueberries or cranberries for added flavor and texture.
How should I store the leftover cornbread?
Store any leftover cornbread in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days, or in the refrigerator for up to a week. You can also freeze it for longer storage.
Can I double the recipe to make a larger batch?
Yes, you can double the ingredients and bake the cornbread in a larger pan or in two separate pans if your Ninja Foodi has the space to accommodate the larger batch.

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