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Cast Iron Skillet Apple Cornbread

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  • Author: Alex
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: serves 12-16 1x
  • Category: side dish


This apple cornbread recipe is a fun and festive twist on classic cornbread. Made in a cast iron skillet, it’s got crispy edges and a soft center with pieces of sweet apple in every bite.


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups cornmeal
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened soy milk
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 small McIntosh apples, peeled and diced small (about 1 1/2 cups)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Combine the flour, whole wheat flour, cornmeal, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder in a mixing bowl and mix.
  3. Mix together maple syrup, olive oil, soy milk, lemon juice, and eggs in another mixing bowl.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet and stir until just combined.
  5. Fold in the diced apples to the batter.
  6. Drizzle 1-2 tbsp olive oil into a 12 inch cast iron skillet, and use a paper towel to spread it around, coating the edges and bottom.
  7. Heat the cast iron skillet over medium heat on the stovetop for 2-3 minutes, until the skillet is hot.
  8. Pour the batter into the heated skillet, then carefully transfer to the oven.
  9. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean in the center.
  10. Let cool for a few minutes, then slice into 12-16 slices.
  11. Best served warm with a pat of butter and a drizzle of maple syrup.


  • Keeps well in a sealed container on the countertop for up to 3 days.