Homemade Cornbread

Comfort food dishes just aren’t the same without homemade cornbread!

This easy cornbread recipe can be made out of ingredients you most likely already have in your pantry, too!

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Homemade cornbread is the perfect compliment to a steaming bowl of chili!

How to Make Cornbread 

I love serving fresh cornbread with meals, but I don’t always have the time to cook it from scratch–this easy cornbread recipe saves the day! It is so quick and easy!

For a fun tip: make your cornbread more kid-friendly by using a muffin tin to make cornbread muffins!

This Cornbread Recipe

  • Makes 9-12 pieces
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time 20-30 min

Ingredients – Homemade Cornbread

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
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You can easily make cornbread from scratch with basic ingredients from your fridge and pantry!

Instructions – Homemade Cornbread Recipe 

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 2

Coat a square 8×8 baking pan with cooking spray.

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Combine all of the dry cornbread ingredients together in a bowl.
Step 3

In a large bowl, whisk together cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

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Whisk the eggs and milk into the dry cornbread ingredients.
Step 4

Add milk, eggs and butter.

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Whip the batter until smooth.
Step 5

Beat until smooth.

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Nothing beats the smell of homemade cornbread baking!
Step 6

Pour into prepared pan.

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Once your cornbread is golden brown, it’s ready to serve!
Step 7

Bake for 20-30 or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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Cornbread isn’t just for chili! It also pairs well with any soup!

Vegan Homemade Cornbread

You can easily adapt this recipe to make it vegan, by substituting a plant-based milk (like almond milk, vegan butter, and an egg replacement (you can purchase one at the store, or use 1/4 cup of applesauce plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder for each egg called for in the recipe). 

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Chili is so much yummier with fresh-baked cornbread!

Gluten Free Homemade Cornbread

This recipe can also be adapted to fit a gluten free diet if you use gluten-free all-purpose flour, and double check that your cornmeal and baking powder are gluten free. 

Yield: 9-12 pieces

Homemade Cornbread

Homemade Cornbread

Homemade cornbread is the perfect side dish to so many fall and winter comfort foods!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes 20 seconds
Total Time 35 minutes 20 seconds

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
    2. Coat a square 8x8 baking pan with cooking spray.
    3. In a large bowl, whisk together cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
    4. Add milk, eggs, and butter. Beat until smooth.
    5. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 20-30 or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
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Stay warm with hearty soup and stew recipes!

Comfort Food Recipes

Now that you have this delicious recipe, here are some hearty soups and stews to serve along with it!

What is your favorite dish to serve with cornbread? Comment below! 

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