Cheyenne Batter Bread Recipe - Native American Cuisine

Cheyenne Batter Bread

Cheyenne Batter Bread Recipe - Native American Cuisine
Region / culture: Native America | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 30 minutes | Servings: 6


Cheyenne Batter Bread
Cheyenne Batter Bread

Cheyenne Batter Bread is a delicious and easy-to-make bread that is perfect for any meal. This bread is light and fluffy, with a slightly crispy crust that is sure to please your taste buds.


This recipe has been passed down through generations in the Cheyenne tribe, where it was a staple food. The bread was traditionally made over an open fire, but now it can be easily made in a modern kitchen.


How to prepare

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (191°C).
  2. In a large saucepan, bring the milk to a boil over medium heat.
  3. Gradually stir in the cornmeal and continue cooking, stirring constantly.
  4. Beat in the egg yolks, butter, and seasonings.
  5. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  6. Gently fold the beaten egg whites into the corn mixture.
  7. Pour the mixture into a 2 qt (1.89 liter) baking dish.
  8. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes until golden brown.


  • Add in chopped jalapenos for a spicy kick.
  • Mix in shredded cheese for a cheesy twist.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form for a light and airy texture.

- Gradually stir in the cornmeal to prevent lumps from forming.

- Be sure to fold in the egg whites gently to maintain the bread's fluffy texture.

Serving Suggestions

Cheyenne Batter Bread is best served warm with a pat of butter or honey.

Cooking Techniques


Ingredient Substitutions

You can use almond milk or coconut milk instead of regular milk.

- Olive oil can be used instead of butter.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the batter ahead of time and bake it when ready to serve.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Cheyenne Batter Bread in a rustic bread basket for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

This bread pairs well with soups, stews, and chili.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature. To reheat, simply place in a 350°F (177°C) oven for a few minutes until warm.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Cheyenne Batter Bread contains approximately 200 calories.


Each serving of Cheyenne Batter Bread contains approximately 25g of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Cheyenne Batter Bread contains approximately 10g of fats.


Each serving of Cheyenne Batter Bread contains approximately 6g of proteins.

Vitamins and minerals

Cheyenne Batter Bread is a good source of iron and magnesium.


This recipe contains eggs and butter.


Cheyenne Batter Bread is a nutritious and delicious bread that is perfect for any meal. It is a good source of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and essential vitamins and minerals.


Cheyenne Batter Bread is a traditional bread recipe that is easy to make and full of flavor. With a crispy crust and a light and fluffy interior, this bread is sure to become a family favorite.

How did I get this recipe?

I can't forget the moment I stumbled upon this recipe for Cheyenne Batter Bread. It was a beautiful summer day, the sun was shining, and I was visiting a small farmers market in Cheyenne, Wyoming. As I wandered through the stalls filled with fresh produce and homemade goods, I came across a sweet elderly woman selling loaves of bread that looked like they had been baked with love.

I struck up a conversation with her, and she told me that the recipe for the bread was a family secret that had been passed down for generations. She explained that it was called Cheyenne Batter Bread because it was traditionally made with a batter instead of a dough, giving it a unique texture and flavor.

Intrigued, I asked if she would be willing to share the recipe with me. She hesitated for a moment, then smiled and said she would be happy to pass it on to someone who appreciated good food as much as she did.

She pulled out a worn and faded recipe card from her apron pocket and handed it to me. As I read through the ingredients and instructions, I could tell that this bread was something special. The combination of flour, sugar, eggs, and buttermilk was simple yet intriguing, and I couldn't wait to try it out for myself.

When I got back home, I immediately set to work in my kitchen, gathering the ingredients and following the instructions carefully. As the bread baked in the oven, the warm and comforting aroma filled my home, bringing back memories of that sunny day in Cheyenne.

When the timer went off, I pulled the loaf out of the oven and sliced into it while it was still warm. The bread was soft and fluffy, with a slightly sweet flavor that was absolutely delicious. I knew right then and there that this recipe was a keeper.

Over the years, I have made Cheyenne Batter Bread countless times, sharing it with friends and family who have all fallen in love with its unique taste and texture. Each time I bake a loaf, I think back to that fateful day at the farmers market and the kind woman who shared her family recipe with me.

I have since added my own twist to the recipe, experimenting with different variations such as adding herbs or cheese to the batter. But no matter how I choose to make it, the bread always turns out perfectly, bringing smiles to the faces of those who enjoy it.

As I grow older, I realize that the recipes we cherish and pass down to future generations are more than just instructions on how to make food. They are a connection to our past, a way to remember the people and places that have influenced our lives.

So as I continue to bake Cheyenne Batter Bread for my loved ones, I do so with a heart full of gratitude for the sweet woman who shared her recipe with me all those years ago. And I hope that as they enjoy each slice, they too will feel a connection to the rich history and tradition that this bread represents.


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