This Easy Cornbread Recipe is the one and only cornbread recipe you will ever need! The cornbread is moist, buttery, crispy around the edges and just a delight to enjoy.
I have huge plans for making cornbread and freezing for the future but my plans never come to fruition. Because once there is cornbread at home, I don't rest until it is all gone! I just can't resist that flavor of corn in a baked good!
I really love this cornbread recipe because you only need one bowl to mix it and it is not too sweet. I tried a couple of batches of cornbread before finally coming up with this version which is sufficiently buttery. Here is what I experienced when I used different kinds of fat:
Cornbread with oil: I tried cornbread with oil and it was less than satisfactory for me. It was missing the flavor and richness that butter brings to baked goods.
Cornbread with melted butter: I tried cornbread with melted butter too and I didn't like it. Maybe I used more butter than needed because it was greasy and had an off taste.
Cornbread with softened butter: This is the best way to go in my opinion. Soften the butter at room temperature then cream the butter together with the sugar before adding the other ingredients. The butter melts further into the cornbread as it bakes and yields the best buttery flavor.
What Goes Good With Cornbread?
Cornbread can be eaten as it is or it can be eaten in the following ways:
- With butter and honey
- With chili (or bean stew!)
- With roasted meats (like this roast chicken or turkey)
- With cheese
- With tea! Seriously cornbread goes so good with a cup of tea.
Our favorite way to enjoy cornbread is warm with some butter on top and some honey drizzled on top. So good!
How to Make Easy Cornbread - Easy Cornbread Recipe
1. In a bowl, cream together softened butter and sugar until well combined.
2. Add an egg and milk then whisk together.
3. Add flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt then mix until just combined.
4. Pour batter into greased pan and level the top.
4. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cornbread comes out clean.
Four steps and you have the perfect easy cornbread! Cornbread is not rocket science. It is seriously one of the easiest things you will ever bake! And yes, this should be on your Thanksgiving table!
Hope you enjoy this Easy Cornbread Recipe. Check out my cornbread recipe video below.
Watch How to Make Easy Cornbread
Super easy cornbread recipe that happens in one bowl! The cornbread is moist, buttery, not-too-sweet with sufficient corn flavor. This is the cornbread recipe you'll want to make over and over again!
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 5 tablespoons butter - softened
- ¼ cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
Rub butter on an 8 by 8 inch baking pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
In a bowl, mix together the sugar and butter until fluffy. Add the egg and milk then whisk together until just combined.
Add the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt then fold in together with a spatula until just combined and no flour can be seen.
Pour the batter into prepared pan then use the spatula to level on top. Place in preheated oven to bake for 25-30 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.