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Easy Cornbread Recipe (From Scratch)

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Who doesn’t love an easy cornbread recipe? But with so many recipes available, it’s hard to know which one is the best.

For us, the best cornbread recipe is one that is not only delicious but also quick and easy to make. We are pretty positive we have found a winner. This is the best cornbread recipe. It passes all the tests – easy, delicious, quick, and homemade.

To me, when you pair a bowl of hearty chili, Chili Mac and Cheese or delicious soup with a yummy piece of cornbread, it is an instant comfort — especially during the winter months.

six pieces of homemade cornbread on a white plate

Easy Cornbread Recipe:

I, for one, had the wrong idea that making cornbread had to be difficult. I actually had it in my head that making any sort of homemade bread required hours in the kitchen. I was so off with this thinking.

Our cornbread recipe could not be easier. With only 5 steps, before putting it in the oven, it is a fast, made from scratch bread that goes well with so many main dishes. One that everyone at the table is sure to love!

A good cornbread is often served with meals like beer BBQ chicken or a nice hearty chili. These are foods that have a tendency to bring people together around a table. To enjoy company with family or friends over a tasty meal.

I would argue, that cornbread is the best complement to just about any dish.

Cornbread Ingredients You Will Need

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup of yellow corn meal
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 eggs – slightly beaten

steps for making cornbread from scratch

How to Make Cornbread

First, you will want to mix together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar in a bowl and set it aside. It will work best if you use the larger bowl for this mixture since you will be adding to it.

Next, in a separate bowl (the smaller bowl of the two), whisk together the buttermilk, butter, and slightly beaten eggs.

Then, pour the wet mixture (the second mixture you made) with the dry ingredients (from the first mixture). Stir them together well. The batter will be lumpy after this.

After you’ve mixed the wet and dry ingredients together to make your batter, you will want to spread the batter evenly into a lightly greased 8 inch baking dish. It works well to do this with a spatula, to make sure you get the entire mixture. Then, I use the spatula to even out the top of the mixture in the baking dish.

Bake on 425 degrees for about 20-25 minutes. Keep an eye on it. You want it to be golden brown when it’s finished.

Test the center of the cornbread with a toothpick to make sure that it comes out clean and the bread has baked through.

After taking it from the oven, let the bread cool for about 15 minutes before serving.

Tips for Making Cornbread

The texture and taste of cornbread is unique. It’s what makes it a favorite of so many. We, like many others, think a good cornbread should be a little bit crumbly. Just the right amount!

However, if you’re not a fan of crumbly cornbread, more flour will make it less crumbly. Whereas more corn meal will make it more crumbly. You can tweak this a little bit to make your cornbread the texture you prefer!

We’ve got the perfect combination of both to provide just enough crumble to your delicious bread. So, if you like it just the right amount of crumbly, like us, just follow the recipe exactly.

piece of cornbread being served from square casserole dish

Kitchen Tools Needed to Make this Cornbread:

You will need the following kitchen tools to make your delicious cornbread:

• Two bowls – one medium sized and another one that is slightly larger
• A whisk
• 8-inch baking dish
• Spatula
• Toothpick for testing bread

Optional: You may want a cooling rack for the bread once it’s finished baking.

What to Serve with Cornbread

The beauty of cornbread is that it’s so versatile. You can keep things simple and serve it warm, with just honey or butter. Hot out of the oven with melted butter and gooey honey drizzled on the top, my mouth waters just thinking about it!

It also makes a wonderful addition to a side with any soup, especially a homemade chili.

And we can’t forget the big BBQ gatherings or birthday parties. Cornbread must be in attendance at any good grill out. If you’re taking this recipe to a large gathering, you may want to consider doubling the batch. A single batch might not last too long.

No matter what you pair your cornbread with, it’s best enjoyed among good company.

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Best Cornbread Recipe

Easy Cornbread Recipe

For us, the best cornbread recipe is one that is not only delicious but also quick and easy to make. We are pretty positive we have found a winner. This is the best cornbread recipe. It passes all the tests - easy, delicious, quick, and homemade.
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Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy cornbread recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 9
Calories: 188kcal

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 eggs - slightly beaten

Instructions

  • Mix together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar in a bowl and set aside
  • Whisk together in separate bowl, buttermilk, butter and eggs slightly beaten.
  • Pour the wet mixture together with the dry ingredients and stir. Batter will be lumpy.
  • Spread batter evenly into a lightly greased 8 inch baking dish.
  • Bake on 425 degrees for 20-25 min. It should be golden brown.
  • Test in the center of cornbread with a toothpick to make sure it comes out clean.
  • Cool for about 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 188kcal
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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.

    1 Comment

    1. Treena

      February 10, 2019 at 11:02 am

      This was so good and moist and great paired with chili!

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