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The BEST Cornbread Recipe

This is the very best cornbread recipe and super simple to make! Better than a box mix and no mixer required!

We loooooooove a good bread. Especially easy cornbread. I used to use boxed mixes whenever we served this easy side dish until I discovered this recipe. It is crazy easy to make, is a one bowl recipe, and does not use a mixer! Woot!

Give this recipe a try the next time you are making chili or just need a Marie Calendar’s classic cornbread flavor jolt. You will not be disappointed.

Homemade Cornbread Recipe

Tips to make the best cornbread recipe:

Making cornbread is surprisingly simple. Here are a few tips to help you get perfect cornbread every single time!

  • Do not over mix your batter. I use a large glass bowl and metal whisk when making my cornbread. The trick is to stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until the ingredients are incorporated.
  • Our two favorite baking dishes are a 9″ glass pan OR 9″ seasoned cast iron skillet. Both produce a slightly crisp outside with a soft and perfect center.
  • Avoid crumbly cornbread by making sure you keep an even ratio of flour and cornmeal.
  • Speaking of cornmeal, yellow works best for this recipe.

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Cornbread ingredients:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Cornmeal
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Baking powder
  • Egg
  • Whole milk
  • Oil or butter

Can you substitute oil in a cornbread recipe?

Yep. You sure can. We have made this recipe with butter, vegetable oil, canola oil, and even apple sauce. Our favorite, or the one that gives the best result, is vegetable oil.

How to make the BEST cornbread:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Mist a 9″ baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Combine the flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt, and baking powder in a medium sized bowl. Set aside.
  3. Stir together the egg, milk, and oil in a medium sized measuring cup. Pour into your dry ingredients and gently whisk until the ingredients are combined.
  4. Transfer the batter to your prepared baking dish. Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick poked into the center of the bread comes out clean.
  5. Slightly cool before slicing. Serve with butter and honey.

What to serve with cornbread:

The Best Cornbread

The Best Cornbread

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This is the very best cornbread and super simple to make! Better than a box mix and no mixer required!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/3 cup oil, (we use vegetable oil)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Mist a 9" baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Combine the flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt, and baking powder in a medium sized bowl. Set aside.
  3. Stir together the egg, milk, and oil in a medium sized measuring cup. Pour into your dry ingredients and gently whisk until the ingredients are combined.
  4. Transfer the batter to your prepared baking dish. Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick poked into the center of the bread comes out clean.
  5. Slightly cool before slicing. Serve with butter and honey.

Notes

We have also used melted butter in place of the oil in this recipe. While it works ok, I still suggest using oil in this recipe. It produces a more moist bread.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 12 servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190
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Miraitowa

Wednesday 26th of February 2020

Hi Jesseca, I made this last night and it was amazing.

MILINA

Thursday 19th of December 2019

Kids loved it. very good and easy recipe, i tried it last night

Jesseca

Thursday 19th of December 2019

Glad you loved it as much as we do!

MYRIAM

Monday 28th of October 2019

Literally just found this recepe online and ran to the market to grab the ingredients. Hope it comes out good

Jesseca

Monday 28th of October 2019

Glad you are making it!

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