Deliciously Moist Indian Head Corn Bread

Ahh, Indian Head Corn Bread! I’m sure many of us are craving this delicious treat right now. This recipe has been passed down through generations and is steeped in tradition. It’s soft, moist and aromatic. The sweet and smoky aroma of roasted corn and chili will tantalize your tastebuds, and the crunchy nutty topping will bring delight to your palate.

This flavorful cornbread originated in the Southern states, drawing from the unique culinary traditions of the region. It hints of the Native American culture, incorporating ingredients like cornmeal and roasted corn, while adding modern touches like chili powder. This delightful dish brings the best of both ancient and modern flavor profiles together, creating a truly unique and delicious experience.

Making Indian Head Corn Bread is a breeze and only takes a few simple steps. With a few pantry staples and some half an hour of your time, you’ll be in for a flavorful feast. The recipe comes together quickly and easily, making it perfect for busy weeknights. Plus, the nutty topping packs in a punch of crunchy texture without too much extra effort.


• 1 cup all-purpose flour
• 1 cup cornmeal
• 1/4 cup white sugar
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 1/2 cups milk
• 1/4 cup melted butter
• 1 egg, lightly beaten
• 6 ounces roasted corn
• 2 tablespoons chili powder
• 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
• 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease an 8 x 8 baking dish.
2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Stir together.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, butter, and egg.
4. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Fold in the roasted corn and chili pepper.
5. Pour batter into prepared baking dish and top with sunflower seeds and walnuts.
6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
7. Cool for 10 minutes and enjoy your Indian head cornbread.

This Indian Head Cornbread is easily customizable and you can play around with the seasonings. A pinch of cinnamon and a sprinkle of brown sugar adds warmth to the dish, and adding some diced jalapeño peppers gives it some extra spice. And if you’re looking for an indulgent twist, try adding some cubes of cream cheese into the mix for an ultra-rich flavor.

With its unique flavor and soft, moist texture, Indian Head Cornbread is the perfect companion to a bowl of chili or soup. It’s also a lovely snack in its own right. Serve it with butter, honey, or jam for an extra special treat. Whatever way you serve it, this treat is sure to please. Enjoy!