Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Blueberries & Cornbread

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Preparation Time 5 minutes Total Time 15 minutes (1 hour to chill and set)
Servings 6 Cost Per Serving $0.89
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Image of A mason jar of the buttermilk panna cotta topped with blueberries and some cornbread


Panna Cotta
2 cupsButtermilk
1 cup18% Cream
2 tspPowdered Gelatin
4 tbspHoney
2 tspPure Vanilla Extract or 1 Vanilla Bean
1/2 cupSkim Milk Powder (optional for more protein)
1 cupFresh Blueberries
Buttermilk Cornbread
1 1/2 cupOrganic Cornmeal
1 cupBarley Flour (or any flour)
1 tbspBaking Powder
1 cupButtermilk
1 cupApple Sauce or Pumpkin Puree
1/4 cupMaple Syrup
2 tbspOlive Oil or Melted Butter
1 tsp eachGround Ginger and Ground Cinnamon


  1. Evenly sprinkle the gelatin over your cold buttermilk. Let it set for 3 minutes.
  2. Over medium heat in a medium sauce pot, heat your cream stir in your honey and vanilla. Stir well.
  3. Pour in the buttermilk and gelatin. Add the skim milk powder and stir well. Simmer for about 4 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and let it cool for a few minutes before pouring into your serving glasses. Let it set in the fridge for 1 hour.
  5. Once set, top with blueberries and broken pieces of cornbread.
  6. To make the cornbread, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  7. Combine wet ingredients and dry ingredients separately. Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet until well combined. Pour into a greased 9 by 9 baking pan.
  8. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes.


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