Mom’s Sweet Cornbread Recipe With Corn

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sweet cornbread recipe

Sweet Cornbread Recipe

Cornbread and chili just go together. We make a sweet cornbread that makes us do the happy dance.  You can make this recipe in an 8×8 baking pan.  We also have made cornbread in cast iron too.  Just depends on what you have for baking. We think this is the best cornbread recipe and that you will too.

Serve with a pat of butter on each piece of cornbread and a bowl of chili or ribs.

Here’s what you need to do, to make a delicious cornbread.

cornbread mix flour, yellow cornmeal, sugar baking powder and salt

What Is Used To Make Homemade Cornbread?

A mixture of cornmeal and flour make up the mix for cornbread. You also use sugar baking powder and salt. We use yellow cornmeal, but you could also use white cornmeal. Yellow is easier to find in the stores and gives it the yellow color everyone seems to know.

The most complex part of this recipe is figuring out if it’s corn bread or cornbread. No matter how you spell it, your cornbread recipe (or corn bread), is still made the same.

cornmeal with melted butter and egg

Do You Use Salted or Unsalted Butter?

We use salted butter and still add salt as the recipe calls for it. Cornmeal can be a little bland (in my opinion), so we use salted butter. If you prefer unsalted butter, use it. The butter is melted and allowed to cool before adding into the batter so that the egg doesn’t scramble.

grilled whole kernel corn in large bowl for homemade cornbread recipe

Do I have to Add Kernel Corn Into This Sweet Cornbread Recipe?

It is called sweet. Partially for the sugar added, and the additional sweetness from the sweet corn. If you don’t like the texture of corn in the sweet corn bread, don’t add it. You may want to add less milk instead of the full cup. It should be like pancake batter consistency, not soup. If you have too much, it will take longer to bake. You want to have a moist and sweet cornbread.

can of corn in sweet cornbread

Can I Used Canned Corn?

Yes, please drain it before using or you will have to much liquid.

What About Grilled Corn?

This adds a sweeter flavor and it’s a great way to use leftover grilled corn. Please remove from the cob first.

Can I Cook Cornbread In Cast Iron Skillet?

Yes! We have a recipe that does that. You will really want to butter up the cast iron skillet before putting the batter in and watch the temperature. It can cook quickly and you don’t want it to dry out.

mixed cornbread batter for favorite cornbread recipe

Can You Make Sweet Cornbread Into Corn Muffins?

Absolutely. Corn muffins will take less time to cook than a bread. We sometimes make a mini corn bread (pictured above) and muffins as well, to freeze and enjoy later. You can even make mini loaves. Just check to make sure it is no longer jiggly, but not over cooked. Start checking if it’s done 10 minutes before your end time.

Can Buttermilk Be Used Instead of Milk?

Definitely it would be a give it a little tang with the sweet of the corn bread.

baked cornbread with chili
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Homestyle Sweet Cornbread

Do you love cornbread? Make the best sweet cornbread recipe here. It's got corn, a little sweet and a great side dish to any meal.
Course: Baking
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 8×8 pan
Author: Regina Sober

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 can whole kernel corn (drained) or 1 1/2 cups grilled corn off cob

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400F.
  • In a bowl, mix the flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt and baking powder.
  • Once the dry ingredients are mixed, add the melted butter and mix again.
  • Add the egg and milk and blend together.
  • Dump in the canned corn and stir until mixed well. Or if you are using grilled corn, measure 1 1/2 cups of corn (around 2 cobs, depending on size)
  • Butter the 8×8 pan very generously.
  • Pour the mix into the pan and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the toothpick comes out clean and the top is golden brown.
    If you are doing muffins, you they will bake around 10 minutes faster.
  • IF you put in creamed corn, you may need an additional 15 minutes cooking time.

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Notes

Cornbread Tips

  • It’s important to mix all the dry ingredients together before adding the wet ingredients.
  • The buttered pan helps keep the cornbread from sticking.
  • Be sure to drain the can of corn or the mix will be very wet and need to cook even longer.  It will also need additional baking time.
  • Using creamed corn, will increase your baking time, up to around 15 minutes.
  • Make muffins with this recipe, butter the pan or use cupcake liners.
    • Baking time will decrease if you make muffins.
  • Leftovers can be warmed up and served with a bit of butter.
  • Use leftovers for cornbread stuffing.

Cornbread Tips

  • It’s important to mix all the dry ingredients together before adding the wet ingredients.
  • The buttered pan helps keep the cornbread from sticking.
  • Be sure to drain the can of corn or the mix will be very wet and need to cook even longer.
  • You need to drain the canned corn or you will need additional baking time.
  • Using creamed corn, will increase your baking time, up to around 15 minutes.
  • Make muffins with this recipe, butter the pan or use cupcake liners.
  • Leftovers can be warmed up and served with a bit of butter.
  • Great for cornbread stuffing too.
Do you love cornbread? Make the best sweet cornbread recipe here. It's got corn, a little sweet and a great side dish to any meal.

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