Cornbread Recipes

Mary Gormandy White
Cornbread Recipes

Cornbread is a traditional southern treat, but not everyone agrees on the best way to make this tasty quick bread. There are as many recipes for making cornbread as there are great cooks in the south. Experiment with different versions until you discover what variety is your family's favorite!

Sweet Honey Cornbread

If you are a fan of sweet cornbread, you're sure to find this recipe to be delicious.

Ingredients

Cornbread in Cast Iron Skillet
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/3 of a cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/2 of a cup of cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 of a cup of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 of a teaspoon of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Spray an 8" square baking pan or similar size cast iron skillet with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Melt butter in microwave.
  4. Crack eggs into a bowl.
  5. Beat eggs lightly.
  6. Add other wet ingredients (milk, honey, oil, butter).
  7. Stir until well combined.
  8. Add remaining ingredients.
  9. Stir until well-combined.
  10. Pour batter into prepared baking dish or pan.
  11. Bake for 25 minutes (or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean).

Savory Buttermilk Cornbread

If you prefer cornbread that is not sweet, you are sure to enjoy this recipe.

Ingredients

Cornbread with Chili
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 1/2 a cup of whole or 2% milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 of a cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 cup of cornmeal
  • 1/2 of a cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 of a teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons of butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Crack egg into a bowl.
  3. Lightly beat egg.
  4. Add buttermilk and milk.
  5. Stir until well-combined.
  6. Add all other ingredients except butter.
  7. Melt butter.
  8. Pour melted butter into 8" square baking pan or similar size cast iron skillet.
  9. Pour batter into baking pan or skillet.
  10. Bake for 25 minutes (or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean).

Cornbread with Creamed Corn

Southern Meal with Cornbread

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 1 15-ounce can of cream-style corn
  • 2 cups of cornmeal
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 of a teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Spray an 8" square baking pan or similar size cast iron skillet with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Melt butter.
  4. Crack eggs into a bowl.
  5. Lightly beat eggs.
  6. Add buttermilk, creamed corn, and butter.
  7. Stir until well combined.
  8. Add remaining ingredients.
  9. Stir until well-combined.
  10. Pour batter into baking pan skillet.
  11. Bake for 25 minutes (or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean).

Note: If you prefer sweet cornbread, you can add 1 tablespoon of sugar to the batter at the same time you stir in the other dry ingredients.

Varieties

There are plenty of ways to add variety to your favorite cornbread recipe. For example, consider sprinkling shredded cheese on the top of hot-from-the oven cornbread to add rich, delicious flavor. You may also want to try adding one or more of the following to your batter to give your cornbread a different flavor:

Broccoli Cheese Cornbread
  • 1/4 to 1/2 of a cup of diced jalapeños
  • 1/4 to 1/2 of a cup of diced green chiles
  • 1/4 to 1/2 of a cup of diced pimento peppers
  • 1/4 to 1/2 of a cup of diced black olives
  • 1/4 to 1/2 of a cup of sautéed diced green peppers and onions
  • 1/4 to 1/2 of a cup of cooked broccoli florets
  • 1/4 to 1/2 of a cup of shredded cheddar cheese

More Ways to Enjoy Cornbread

If you like cornbread, you may want to find other ways of preparing the dish beyond a few simple variations. For example, some people like to include rice in their cornbread batter. If that idea intrigues you, try a rice cornbread recipe. Cornbread made with sour milk is another interesting option to consider.

You also shouldn't limit yourself to slices of cornbread if you enjoy this dish. After all, cornbread stuffing is a holiday favorite. Consider making a simple cornbread stuffing recipe the next time you prepare a special occasion meal; it just might become a holiday favorite!

Cornbread Recipes