Canadian McIntosh Apple Cinnamon Cornbread
Here is a Canadian styled recipe that works well as an after dinner treat. Especially when paired with a dollop of freshly made whipped cream. What better way to make this creation than with authentic Canadian yellow cornmeal and McIntosh apples.
This versatile treat can also substitute as a quick breakfast on the run. So if you have picky breakfast eaters, here is a way to get some good wholesome grains in them and a hint of fruit too.
History of Cornbread
Cornmeal is made from Canada’s original “grain” source, corn. When matured, the corn kernels are dried and then pounded into a fine powder. This powder or cornmeal can then be used in a variety of ways. From being a breakfast cereal, to puddings, to cornbread, and even pancakes.
Good old fashioned cornbread was also known as Johnny Cake, or Journey Cake. So, as a breakfast on the go it makes perfect sense to grab a slice of this “Journey Cake” or as it is called today, Canadian McIntosh Apple Cinnamon Cornbread.
Yellow Cornmeal can be purchased in a 2 kilogram bag or smaller. At the local Food Basics grocery store the 2 kilogram package can be purchased for less than $4.
The McIntosh Apple
This red and green apple with crisp white flesh has been around since 1811. Although John McIntosh had found these strange little saplings growing where he was clearing land to farm, he dug them up and brought them home. Sadly, only one tree survived, but what a tree it was.
From this single tree, the tart apple to be named after the man who discovered it, was soon to become the most popular and beloved apple of Canada.
Every McIntosh apple that we eat or bake with today is a direct descendant of that lonely surviving sapling that John McIntosh nurtured.
Thank you, John McIntosh. Mac Apples are my favorite. They even make an awesome applesauce.
Cornbread and McIntosh Apples Combined
There is no better way to celebrate Canadian heritage type recipes than to combine both of these native plant food sources. So make some of these up tonight and watch them disappear.