Are you looking for an easy cornbread recipe? Ever want to learn how to make cornbread from scratch? 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! This cornbread is fluffy, sweet, and hearty! This easy cornbread recipe is perfect to go alongside savory dishes or eat as is. Your family is going to love this easy cornbread recipe.

Easy Cornbread Recipe- Delicious homemade cornbread on a cutting board with honey in a jar- kids activities blog
Homemade cornbread is the perfect compliment to a steaming bowl of chili!

Easy Cornbread Recipe

I love cornbread, and so does my family. We really enjoy it, especially on the sweeter side. That sweet soft cornbread topped with butter goes well with spicy or savory dishes. Now, not everyone likes it sweeter, and you can manipulate the recipe to fit your family’s taste. But there is something so great about a hot piece of cornbread with melted butter! My mouth is watering thinking about it. Plus, this easy cornbread recipe is a recipe everyone can make, including beginners. This easy cornbread recipe makes such a great side dish!

What Is Cornbread?

If you’ve never had cornbread you may be wondering what it is. Cornbread is a quick bread made with cornmeal and is considered a “southern food.” There are 2 different types of cornbread. Southern cornbread is made with very little sugar. Whereas northern cornbread is sweeter and more cake like.

How to Make Cornbread From Scratch

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!

Delicious Cornbread Recipe

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

Ingredients Needed To Make Homemade Cornbread

Easy Cornbread Recipe- Supplies needed to make homemade cornbread- cornmeal, all purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, milk, egg, stick unsalted butter
You can easily make cornbread from scratch with basic ingredients from your fridge and pantry!

How To Make This Amazing Cornbread Recipe

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 2

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

Easy Cornbread Recipe- Step 3- Mix together all dry ingredients- how to make cornbread from scratch- kids activities blog
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. We want all the dry ingredients all in one bowl and well mixed.

Easy Cornbread Recipe- Step 4- add eggs and milk and butter to the dry ingredients- how to make cornbread from scratch- kids activities blog
Whisk the eggs and milk into the dry cornbread ingredients.

Step 4

Add milk, eggs and butter. All the wet ingredients get mixed together. Make sure to whisk to get rid of clumps. The melted butter needs to be fully melted, not at room temperature or with butter chunks still left in.

Easy Cornbread Recipe- Step 5- beat until smooth- making homemade cornbread from scratch- kids activities blog
Whip the batter until smooth.

Step 5

Beat until smooth.

Easy Cornbread Recipe- Step 6- pour your batter into a pan- homemade cornbread from scratch- kids activities blog
Nothing beats the smell of homemade cornbread baking!

Step 6

Pour into prepared pan.

Easy Cornbread Recipe- Step 7- Bake your cornbread 20-30 or until toothpick inserted is clean- how to make cornbread from scratch- kids activities blog
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. The cooking time isn’t too long, you’ll have your delicious cornbread in no time!

Notes:

  • Love skillet cornbread? You can use this best cornbread recipe in a cast-iron skillet if that is what you’re familiar with, baking times will vary. Putting it in a 9-inch cast iron skillet will allow a crispy crust.
  • Want to make corn muffins? Then just add this recipe to the muffin pan. Again, cooking time will vary.
  • Add butter to your cornbread when ready to eat or a drizzle of honey, it’s so good!
Easy Cornbread Recipe- cornbread alongside a bowl of beans with a spoon- kids activities blog
Cornbread isn’t just for chili! It also pairs well with any soup!

Vegan Homemade Cornbread

Want to make this great recipe vegan?

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). 

Easy Cornbread Recipe- cornbread alongside 2 bowls of chili with a spoon - kids activities blog
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. 

Can I add Other Flavors To This Easy Cornbread Recipe?

Yeah, you can. Some people enjoy cheddar cheese and jalapenos in their cornbread. Make this easy cornbread recipe your own! Make it anyway you like. There is no recipe gatekeeping here!

What Can I Serve With This Easy Cornbread Recipe?

There are so many things that go well with cornbread! Some of our favorite meals to eat with cornbread is:

  • Chili
  • BBQ
  • Beans and Ham
  • Soup
  • Roast
  • Fried Chicken
  • Seafood
  • Casseroles

How To Store Your Cornbread

Keep your leftover cornbread in an airtight container. It can be stored at room temperature in a dark dry place like your pantry or cabinets. Be sure to allow your cornbread to fully cool off before storing. Wrapping it in foil or plastic wrap and placing it in a container or baggie is the best way to store your cornbread. It should last about 5 days.

You can store your cornbread in the bridge, but be sure to wrap it well to keep moisture out. Your easy cornbread should last about 1 week in the fridge.

Cornbread can be frozen for about 3 months. Again, make sure your cornbread is wrapped in plastic and placed in a freezer bag with most of the air pushed out. It can last up to 3 months. Any longer and texture and taste may not be great. Just make sure you allow it to thaw before heating.

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.

Comfort Food Recipes From Kids Activities Blog:

Once you make this easy cornbread recipe try our other recipes like our hearty soup in a bowl with cheese, bread, and a spoon- kids activities blog
Stay warm with hearty soup and stew 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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3 Comments

  1. Definitely someone who has never eaten cornbread developed this recipe. 2/3 cup of sugar? Really? Cornbread is not cake. Real cornbread is 2 cups of good cornmeal, 1/4 cup vegetable oil (though my grandmother used pure lard and it was great), 1-1/2 to 2 cups buttermilk and a teaspoon or so of sugar and 1 extra large or 2 regular eggs.

    The author will fail to get a nice thick crust as they fail to preheat the oiled pan (again, really a pan, real cornbread is best done in cast iron). The batter should fry when poured into the skillet.

    Bake at 425-450 degrees and check after 25 minutes.

    That is cornbread as it should be.