The best cornbread recipe that is sweet, fluffy, and perfect every time – a recipe that I’ve had for years using no special ingredients.
The other day on Instagram a fellow blogger friend asked if anyone had a good cornbread recipe and I replied quickly that I had the BEST cornbread recipe. She asked me for a link to the recipe and I laughed because I didn’t have one to give her. I have been making this recipes for year – years! And I haven’t shared it with you. I’m here to remedy that problem and share with you the cornbread recipe that I make over and over again and that turns out great, every single time.
What I love about this recipe is that it doesn’t have any special ingredients. You don’t need to have buttermilk on hand or creamed corn and you can make it in whatever pan you have. You can make it in a 9-inch round cake pan, square baking dish, or 9-inch cast iron skillet. Bonus! You can also make these into muffins or double the recipe and toss it in a 9×13-inch baking pan.
I have made this recipe no less than 1,000 times, and I love it. It’s sweet but not too sweet, soft without being cakey, and crumbly without being a mess. Just an all around tried-and-true cornbread recipe that you are going to print off, make a million times, and pass it down to your grandchildren one day.
Last plug for this recipe – it only takes 5 minutes to stir together and another 20 minutes to bake. That means in less than a half hour you can have a hot bread side dish on the table. It’s so quick and easy! I love to have cornbread ready when I make things like soups and chilis. It rounds out the meal and it’s a good option for kids who don’t love what you made (tell me I’m not the only one who has a kid who doesn’t love chili as much as you do!?). I serve everyone up a piece of cornbread and a bowl of chili. If they eat the cornbread in a hurry and want more, I ask them to finish their chili before they can get more of the cornbread. It’s a good incentive for my little people to eat more of what they are served. I’ll take it.