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Oklahoma Agriculture in the Classroom


Food & Fun Recipes

Cornbread in a Bag

  • 1 c cornmeal
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • ½ c whole-wheat flour
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 t baking powder
  • ½ t salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 c milk
  • ¼ c oil
  • gallon size plastic bag
  • 9- X 9-inch pan
  1. Combine the first six ingredients in the plastic bag.
  2. Close the bag
  3. Mix well by working bag with fingers until the ingredients are completely blended.
  4. Add the final three ingredients.
  5. Mix well by working the bag with fingers.
  6. Open the bag and pour the mixture into a 9- X 9-inch pan.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.
Geography Activity
  1. While cornbread is baking, discuss the fact that cornmeal was something early settlers may have carried with them on their journey to the west.
  2. Discuss what kinds of landforms and climates settlers may have come across on their journey (mountain, plateau, desert, etc.)
  3. Use cornmeal to create a desert scene on construction paper.
  4.  Students will smear a thin coat of glue, then sprinkle cornmeal on the glue.
  5. Allow to dry.. 
  6. Students will make rocks and cactus from construction paper or other medium (grass, leaves, pebbles, etc.)