Pan de Elote (Mexican Corn Bread)

July 29, 2011

Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes:

Mexican corn bread is very different from your typical American corn bread. It's a wet mixture that has very little flour and instead of sugar- sweetened condensed milk. I believe anything that calls for a can of sweetened condensed milk MUST be good. I first tried this bread on one of my first trips to Monterrey, Mexico. It was at a roadside stand and they were selling sheets of the stuff for practically nothing. Hope you enjoy this bread this summer as corn is at its peak!"


Food52 Review: I really liked this. It's just sweet and salty enough to be interesting, and super easy to make. Stephanie Bourgeois

Serves: 8
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 40 min


  • 3 cups fresh corn kernels
  • 1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted, room temperature butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
In This Recipe


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  2. Beat the eggs in a small, separate bowl.
  3. In a blender or food processor, add the corn kernels, milk, butter and vanilla extract. Puree until mostly smooth- if you like the presentation of whole kernels, set aside about ¼ cup of whole kernels and stir them in at the end.
  4. Once the mixture is mostly smooth, add the eggs and pulse about 5 times. Then, add the rest of the ingredients and puree until everything is well incorporated.
  5. In a buttered 9x13 pan, pour the mixture and bake in the oven about 40 minutes, or until golden brown.

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Reviews (9) Questions (0)

9 Reviews

Terry A. July 21, 2018
I just made this and popped it in the oven. Am wondering if you can freeze leftovers?<br />Thank you.
Jessica M. May 30, 2016
I've made this both with frozen(thawed) and fresh.. Nothing beats the fresh kernels but it still comes out very delicious with frozen... Very moist!
whitebreads March 14, 2015
Wondering if you could sub thawed frozen corn kernels? Fresh corn is unfortunately months away in New England....
Deborah G. July 28, 2015
Yes you can! IDK if you have a Trader Joes in your area, but they have a frozen super sweet cut white corn that I like to use, if not any frozen corn will do ...defrost it first.<br />
Karlita December 17, 2013
i have done it but in the middle is not right i gonna take it back in the oven for another 10 min, and the weird thing was golden outside :S well never done bread in my life lol so maybe with practice i get better :D very nice the recipe by the way perfect sweetness :D
Peggy E. August 5, 2012
Had a market in San Isidro Tx, thought it was wonderful. Can't hardly wait to try this one. <br />Tanks so much. <br /> <br />
danielmtz August 3, 2011
I made this recipe and have to say it was DELICIOUS! thanks for sharing
epicureanodyssey August 3, 2011
Your recipes are right up my alley! Thanks for sharing!
Author Comment
mpittsm August 3, 2011
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