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Pain de Mais

The name of this Haitian recipe means “cornbread” in French, one of Haiti’s two official languages (the other is Haitian Creole). Kids in Haiti love to eat this for dessert around Christmastime! 

Pain de Mais

Yields1 Serving

Adult help needed.

 1 cup granulated sugar
 1 cup brown sugar
 1 cup flour
 2 cups cornmeal
 1 tsp baking powder
 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
 1 tbsp ground ginger
 1 tsp nutmeg
 1 cup shredded coconut, optional
 zest of 1 lemon
 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
 2 large eggs
 2 ripe bananas, mashed
 1 (12-oz.) can evaporated milk
 1 (13.5-oz.) can coconut milk
 2 tbsp vanilla extract
 1 tsp almond extract
1

Adult help needed. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 13-by-9-inch pan.

2

In a large mixing bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients (the first 9).

3

In a separate bowl, stir together the lemon zest, melted butter, eggs, banana, evaporated milk, coconut milk, vanilla and almond extract. Pour the wet mixture into the dry and stir well.

4

Pour the mixture into your greased pan. Bake 1 hour.

5

Remove from the oven and let it cool. Slice and serve!

Ingredients

 1 cup granulated sugar
 1 cup brown sugar
 1 cup flour
 2 cups cornmeal
 1 tsp baking powder
 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
 1 tbsp ground ginger
 1 tsp nutmeg
 1 cup shredded coconut, optional
 zest of 1 lemon
 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
 2 large eggs
 2 ripe bananas, mashed
 1 (12-oz.) can evaporated milk
 1 (13.5-oz.) can coconut milk
 2 tbsp vanilla extract
 1 tsp almond extract

Directions

1

Adult help needed. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 13-by-9-inch pan.

2

In a large mixing bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients (the first 9).

3

In a separate bowl, stir together the lemon zest, melted butter, eggs, banana, evaporated milk, coconut milk, vanilla and almond extract. Pour the wet mixture into the dry and stir well.

4

Pour the mixture into your greased pan. Bake 1 hour.

5

Remove from the oven and let it cool. Slice and serve!

Pain de Mais

You may have heard about the earthquake and hurricane that happened in Haiti in August. Sadly, over 2,000 people died in the disasters. 

Before you eat your cornbread, will you please say a prayer for people in Haiti? Here are some ideas of what you could ask God to help with:

Comfort people whose loved ones died or got hurt. 

Help families rebuild damaged homes so they have a safe place to live.

Bless children in Haiti with health and happiness.

 

Does your family want to do even more to help people affected by the earthquake? You can help build a new home for someone who lost theirs! Find out how by asking an adult to click here!