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Grilled Peaches and Cornbread

Grilled Peaches and Cornbread

This simple dish makes a brilliant breakfast while camping or a side dish to a grilled pork loin.
Course: Breakfast, Side Dish


  • 9-inch cast iron skillet



  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg separated
  • 1/3 cup grated fresh corn about 1 ear
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 tbsp butter for pan


  • 4 peaches cut in half and pitted
  • oil for brushing peaches

To Serve

  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • Lavender flowers
  • thyme leaves



  • Preheat the grill to 350°F (for my gas grill this means all burners on low to get an even heat) If you are using charcoal, you will want to light them, then let them cool off slightly to achieve an even, low heat. Once the grill is to temperature, place a 9-inch cast iron skillet in the grill to preheat.
  • Grate the corn and keep as much of the liquid as you can.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. In a small bowl combine the buttermilk, egg yolk, corn and oil. Add the wet to the dry and stir to combine. In a clean bowl, whisk the egg white until stiff peaks. Gently fold the egg white into the batter.
  • Add two tablespoons of butter to the pan, shut the lid for a minute and let the butter melt, but not color.
  • Pour the corn bread batter into the hot pan.
  • Shut the lid of the grill and bake for about 18 to 25 minutes, depending on your grill. Remove the corn bread from the grill while you prepare the peaches.

Grilled Peaches

  • Brush oil on the cut side of the peach and lay them cut side down on the grates. – If you want a smokey flavor to your peaches, you can add some soaked apple or cherry wood chips to the grill. If you don’t have a smoker, then just put the chips in a foil packet with holes in it and place it directly on the heating element below the peaches.
  • After about 10 minutes, turn the fruit over and continue grilling for another 5 minutes.
  • Cut the corn bread in wedges.
  • Serve with the peaches, a dollop of yogurt, a drizzle of honey, some fresh lavender, and thyme leaves.