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Cornbread with Spicy Blackeye Peas

Ready In: 1 hour
Serves: 9
Low Added SugarVegetarian
Serve with Oven Fried Chicken for a family dinner.

What you'll need

Measuring spoons
Measuring cups
Cutting board
Sharp knife
Oven mitt
Medium pot
Medium bowl
9x9 baking dish
Large skillet
Spatula or spoon


Serves 9
6 cups Water
16 ounces Black-eyed Peas drained and rinsed
1 cup Cornmeal
1 cup All-purpose Flour
1/4 cup Sugar
1 tablespoon Baking Powder
1 Egg beaten
1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
1 cup Buttermilk Lowfat
1 cup Corn
Nonstick Cooking Spray
1 Onion Medium, chopped
2 cloves Garlic finely chopped
1 Jalapeño Pepper seeded and chopped (optional)


1.Place an oven rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat oven to 425˚F.
2.In a medium-size pot, bring water to a boil over high heat.

Add black-eyed peas and return to a boil. Lower the heat to medium and simmer for 30 minutes.


While the black-eyed peas are cooking, mix cornmeal, flour, sugar, and baking powder in a medium bowl.

5.Add the egg, oil, buttermilk, and corn to the flour mixture. Mix ingredients until just blended (there may be a few small lumps).
6.Spray a 9 x 9-inch square pan with nonstick cooking spray.
7.Pour the batter into the pan.
8.Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

As the cornbread continues to bake, drain the black-eyed peas and keep half a cup of cooking water.

10.Spray a skillet with nonstick cooking spray and sauté onions and garlic over medium heat until tender, about 3 minutes.

Add black-eyed peas, jalapeño pepper, and reserved cooking water to the skillet and continue to simmer and stir for 5 minutes more.


Serve a square of cornbread over ½ cup of black-eyed peas.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 0.50 cup

Serving Per Container 9

Amount Per Serving
Calories 329
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8 g10%
Saturated Fat 1 g5%
Sodium 203 mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 54 g20%
Dietary Fiber 7 g25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: