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The Best Easy Cornbread Recipe

The best easy corn bread recipe is quick & easy to make and turns out golden and moist every time. A must have for summer BBQs to winter comfort food meals.

The Best Easy Cornbread Recipe

The Best Easy Cornbread Recipe

Our family has traveled extensively in the southern states and have sampled cornbread in practically every state south of the Mason Dixon line. Although we’ve had many versions from jalapeno to cheddar and onion,  we mostly make good old plain cornbread to go with some of our favourite barbecue meals like Bourbon BBQ Ribs or Double BBQ Chicken.

We do make it all year though, even with favourite winter comfort food meals like Apple Braised Pulled Pork or Bacon Brown Sugar Baked Beans.

Because it’s so quick and easy to make, you really can enjoy it with so many family meals. Nothing says homemade comfort like something warm from the oven and if you make a large batch you can even freeze the leftovers to use in Apple Pecan Stuffing to go with a Sunday roast chicken dinner.

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4.67 from 3 votes
The Best Easy Cornbread Recipe
Easy Corn Bread
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
The best corn bread is uncomplicated, quick and easy to make and turns out golden and moist every time.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9 servings
Calories: 215 kcal
  • ¾ cup + 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • cups buttermilk or milk soured with 1-2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  1. Sift together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda.
  2. Add the eggs, melted butter and milk and beat together until smooth.
  3. Pour batter into a well greased 8x8 baking dish and bake at 350 degrees F (325 degrees F for glass bakeware) for about 25 - 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Recipe Notes

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Corn Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 215 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 152mg7%
Potassium 219mg6%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 330IU7%
Calcium 91mg9%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Janette davidson

Saturday 7th of December 2019

Hi Barry I enjoy your recipes . Is 1/3 cup melted butter the same as 1/3 cup butter, melted . I’m often Confused by this . Thanks In advance for your answer . J Davidson

Joan Tyrrell

Friday 4th of October 2019

Good morning Barry, Just wondering if you could put corn bread into muffin tin instead of baking dish...thanks

Barry C. Parsons

Saturday 5th of October 2019

Sure thing. Test them after 15 minutes.


Thursday 3rd of October 2019

Can this recipe be doubled?

Barry C. Parsons

Saturday 5th of October 2019


Miles Thompson

Saturday 24th of November 2018

HI Gary,

Made it, it was good and not too sweet.

There's no salt in the recipe, so I added about a 1/4 tsp, could probably go as high a 1/2 tsp.

Since this is essentially a cake, I'm leery of over-mixing - so I whisked away and when all seemed combined I poured it into a (9x9) pan, as that's all I have, and baked it.

The result was good, but strange - the cornmeal mostly sunk to the bottom, leaving a light, lush almost creamy layer on top. I suspect I didn't beat it enough.

Cheers - Miles


Monday 27th of August 2018

It turned out great, but I imagine that one cob would not add too much extra moisture to the recipe. Thanks for a great recipe. The neighbours enjoyed it too.

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