Cornbread is a delicious and simple typical Guatemalan dessert that will fascinate any demanding palate. It is very simple and quick to prepare, like many Guatemalan desserts, and naturally the main ingredient of this bread is corn flour.

This type of bread is well known throughout Latin America, each country has its small variations, but today we will teach you how to make a delicious Guatemalan-style cornbread in a simple way. The mixture of corn, sugar and milk generate an explosion of flavors that you will love.


  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tbsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1¼ cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup of yellow corn kernels
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

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Step 1 : Preheat the oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit or 205 celsius

Step 2 : In a bowl, mix the corn flour, wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon powder, salt and lemon zest, then mix for a few minutes until all the ingredients are well mixed.

Step 3 : While you are still beating the mixture, add the milk, egg, melted butter and yellow corn kernels. Mix everything well with encircling movements, to obtain a smooth and sticky dough.

Step 4 : Grease a baking pan and pour the batter into it. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. And it's done!

You can enjoy it hot fresh out of the oven, or cold. We recommend sprinkling icing sugar on top just out of the oven to decorate it, or brown sugar if you prefer.

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