This comforting Southern favorite tastes like a cross between cornbread and creamed corn and is a delicious, sweet side dish for a hearty meal. Traditional corn pudding uses lots of eggs and a fair amount of butter. A healthier and more compassionate approach to creating the light, fluffy texture of the pudding is to use garbanzo bean flour and cornmeal. Together, they thicken the non-dairy milk-based sauce without cholesterol or saturated fat, and add a dose of protein to boot. Garbanzo bean flour can be found in most healthy grocery stores and in the healthy aisle of many traditional grocery stores.
When I was growing up, stuffing was the queen of our holiday table — and luckily for a stuffing-lover like me, I got to experience two distinct types each and every season.
My Southern grandmother, Lucy made her Thanksgiving stuffing with an abundance of sage and savory homemade cornbread, recalled easily from memory after decades of practice. A few weeks later, on Christmas eve, my Midwestern grandmother Helen made a delicious bread stuffing using a humble boxed mix. They were both incredibly delicious, and I looked forward to them every year.