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Cheesy Popcorn Corn Bread

Cheesy Popcorn Corn BreadRecipe courtesy of The Popcorn Board.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 cups popped popcorn
1 cup yellow corn meal
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1 cup 2% milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack or pepper Jack cheese
1 (4-ounce) can mild, diced green chiles, drained (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C). Spray an 8-inch oven-proof skillet or square baking pan with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Process the popcorn in a blender or food processor until finely ground. Pour ground popcorn into a large bowl and stir in corn meal, sugar, baking powder and salt until blended.
  3. Beat egg, milk and vegetable oil together in a small bowl and stir into popcorn mixture just until blended. Scatter cheese and chiles, if desired, over batter and stir just until evenly distributed.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes or until lightly browned at edges and tester comes out clean.

Makes 9 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/9 of recipe): Calories: 210; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 35mg; Total Carbs: 20g; Fiber: 2g; Protein: 6g; Sodium: 390mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of The Popcorn Board.