The Best Cornbread

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

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword banana bread, barbecue, BBQ, cornbread, side, side dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 190 kcal


  • 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)


  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.

Recipe 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.