Sweet and Simple Cornbread is a classic cornbread that is sweet, simple and scrumptiously delicious!

Sweet and Simple Cornbread by The BakerMama

Dude, Sweet!

How do you like your cornbread? Please say sweet! Please say sweet! Slightly sweetened cornbread is what I was raised on and definitely what I prefer. The title of this cornbread recipe says it all! Sweet & Simple! I bet my grandma made it for us a million times growing up and it’s the only cornbread my mom makes to this day. It’s definitely a family favorite! We love eating it with barbeque, beans, spicy chili, hearty stews, or just by itself with a pat of butter.

Sweet and Simple Cornbread by The BakerMama

How to Make Sweet and Simple Cornbread

First, preheat oven to 400°F. Then, in a large bowl, stir together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt and sugar. Stir in the vegetable oil, milk and eggs until just combined.

Sweet and Simple Cornbread by The BakerMama

Pour a thin layer of oil in the bottom of a 9-inch cast iron skillet. Heat over medium-high heat until the oil just starts to bubble. Pour the cornbread batter into the hot oil.

Sweet and Simple Cornbread by The BakerMama

Place in the oven and bake until the center is firm and lightly browned on top, about 20 minutes.

Sweet and Simple Cornbread by The BakerMama

More Delicious Cornbread to Feed a Crowd

These Honey Corn Muffins are moist, sweet, and full of creamy corn. They go great with a bowl of hearty chili, a plate of saucy barbecue or as a take-along for your next potluck! This Whole Wheat Pumpkin Cornbread is perfect for fall! It has added nutrition from pumpkin and whole wheat flour that makes it hearty and wholesome. It’s slightly sweet, super moist, and oh-so comforting. Got leftovers? Crumbled cornbread, fresh veggies, ranch dressing and bacon take this delicious Layered Cornbread Salad to new heights. Better make a double recipe because everyone will be coming back for seconds!

Sweet and Simple Cornbread by The BakerMama

If you make this Sweet & Simple Cornbread, be sure to snap a picture and tag me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see! I just love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the ideas I share.

Enjoy!

xoxo,

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Sweet and Simple Cornbread by The BakerMama

Sweet and Simple Cornbread

  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Side

Description

A classic cornbread that is sweet, simple and scrumptiously delicious!


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil, plus more for cast iron skillet
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt and sugar. Stir in the vegetable oil, milk and eggs until just combined.
  2. Pour a thin layer of oil in the bottom of a 9-inch cast iron skillet. Heat over medium-high heat until the oil just starts to bubble. Pour the cornbread batter into the hot oil. Place in the oven and bake until the center is firm and lightly browned on top, about 20 minutes.

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of the best-selling Beautiful Boards and its next-level follow-up, Spectacular Spreads. She started blogging in 2012 and has over 700 original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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  1. I have been making so many cornbread recipes and none of them were good. I use your recipes for all my desserts and never thought to look for a cornbread recipe and now I’m glad I did. I just made it and it’s SO good. All the other recipes I made would fall apart right out of the pan and were uncooked in the middle. This is the best!!

    1. Hi Debbie! Absolutely, the thickness of the cornbread will just be slightly different from the 9-inch and you might need to increase or decrease the baking time by a few minutes. Hope this helps. Enjoy!

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