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The Best Ever Homemade Cornbread

Updated on April 21, 2018
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Victoria is a stay-at-home mom, author, blogger at Healthy at Home, and educator. She currently lives in Colorado with her family.

5 stars from 1 rating of The Best Ever Homemade Cornbread

I have always loved cornbread. In fact, I have tried out a variety of cornbread recipes over the years. My mom had her famous one that was a little dry. Jiffy makes a great cornbread recipe. I've even tried a few from friends and family. They've all been pretty good, as long as they had sugar in them, cause we like it sweet.

However, on my quest for a Great Chili Recipe last night, I also went on the hunt for an easier and better cornbread recipe.

Like I always do, I went on the hunt through all of the many recipes available on the internet, and already knowing the basic ingredients for cornbread having made it so many times, I picked just the ingredients I really liked out of all of them.

This recipe actually ended up quicker and easier than any other recipe I've ever made. I'm always worried that I'm going to leave out some important ingredient and the whole thing will crash and burn. But I'd never find the truly great recipes if I didn't experiment a little.

Not only does it help to make some Scrumptious Homemade Cornbread Dressing around the holidays, but it’s also great on top of Homemade Chili, with tacos, Crock Pot Taco Soup, taco casserole, Chicken Tortilla Casserole, Chicken Tortilla Soup, black beans and rice, tomato soup, Slow Cooker Pot Roast, beef stew, alongside black beans, greens, or even just by itself.

My husband raved about this one! He said that this was THE best cornbread I had ever made. lol It really was wonderful. In fact, talking about it makes me want some more. It wasn't too dry, wasn't too wet, and it really was full of flavor. I was delighted!

Now I'm going to share it with you! Just know that I would never post anything that I hadn't already tried and succeeded with. I hope you enjoy it!

Step One: Mix all of your dry ingredients
Step One: Mix all of your dry ingredients | Source
Step Two: Mix all wet ingredients in a separate bowl
Step Two: Mix all wet ingredients in a separate bowl | Source
Step Three: Pour wet ingredients into your dry ones
Step Three: Pour wet ingredients into your dry ones | Source
Step Four: Mix all of your ingredients together
Step Four: Mix all of your ingredients together | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: Serves about 8 people 1 slice of cornbread


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a deep dish pie dish generously with cooking spray.
  2. In one large bowl, add your one cup of flour.
  3. Measure out one cup of cornmeal. I like to use Quaker Yellow Corn Meal.
  4. Next add in one cup of white sugar and stir everything together in your bowl.
  5. Now add in one teaspoon of salt to your bowl.
  6. Finally, add 3 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and mix everything well. Set it aside.
  7. Now in another medium bowl add one egg and beat well.
  8. In that same bowl, add in one cup of milk and mix the two ingredients together.
  9. Finally add in your 1/3 cup of olive oil and blend everything well.
  10. Pour your wet mixture into your dry mixture and mix. You will want to keep stirring until all of the dry mixture lumps are gone.
  11. If it helps, smash the mixture to the side of your mixing bowl as you stir to smash out the lumps, or simply use a hand mixer.
  12. Now, pour your cornbread mixture into your prepared pie dish.
  13. Pop your cornbread in the oven and bake for approximately 30 minutes.
  14. I live at 5000 feet in elevation, and we have very dry weather. Your cooking times may be just a little bit different.
  15. It is done when a toothpick inserted into the middle of your cornbread comes out clean and the top is golden brown and bounces back to your touch.
Step Five: Prepare a deep dish pie dish by spraying it generously with cooking spray, Step Six: Pour your mixture into your pan
Step Five: Prepare a deep dish pie dish by spraying it generously with cooking spray, Step Six: Pour your mixture into your pan | Source
Step Seven: Bake for about 30 minutes at 400 degrees, Step Eight: Enjoy!
Step Seven: Bake for about 30 minutes at 400 degrees, Step Eight: Enjoy! | Source

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/8 slice of round cornbread loaf
Calories 170
Calories from Fat45
% Daily Value *
Fat 5 g8%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Carbohydrates 28 g9%
Protein 4 g8%
Cholesterol 26 mg9%
Sodium 428 mg18%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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We had our cornbread plain with our amazing chili dogs and Frito pie. We were still eating pieces well after dinner was officially over.

However, another great way to eat cornbread is with butter, honey, and even jelly, jam or preserves. Although I wouldn't suggest all of them at the same time, any one of them separately are super delicious with cornbread.

Cornbread is definitely an American tradition if there ever was one. Well, at least a Southern tradition. You simply can't serve chili, stew, or even soup without some wonderful cornbread to accompany it.

If you're still searching for that perfect recipe, or just aren't completely satisfied with the one you're using, give this one a try. You will thank yourself afterward! Enjoy as always!

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    • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Van Ness 

      4 years ago from Fountain, CO

      Oh, I'm so glad you enjoyed it! This is one of my husband's favorite recipes of mine. :)

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      4 years ago from USA

      Looks great, Victoria -- light and fluffy!

    • sujaya venkatesh profile image

      sujaya venkatesh 

      4 years ago

      yummy vv

    • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Van Ness 

      5 years ago from Fountain, CO

      Thanks! This is one of my favorites.

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      Dil Vil 

      5 years ago from India

      I like your recipes Victoria, good one again. Thank you


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