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Moist and Sweet Cornbread

This is the best and easiest sweet cornbread recipe! It will crumble in your hand and melt in your mouth. Sweet cornbread is soft, moist, flavorful, and sweet. You can adjust the sweetness level by adding more or less sugar or honey.

Sweet Cornbread Recipe

I like cornbread recipes because of their versatility. You can easily add the toppings you like (jalapenos, bacon crumbs, jelly, honey, or butter). Usually, I prepare this homemade cornbread recipe for breakfast or a bbq (as a side dish).  Hearty meals like the Best Cajun Butter Steak Recipe, Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak Recipe, Garlic Butter Steak Bites Recipe, and The BEST Beef Tips and Gravy Recipe. go perfectly well with a slice of homemade Moist and Sweet Cornbread.

You should try this recipe if you usually make sweet cornbread using pre-made cornbread mixes. You don’t know how to make sweet cornbread from scratch? It is quick and super easy. No need to use an electric mixer! Just combine all of the ingredients and bake! You will enjoy it and forget about pre-made mixes.

How Do You Make Homemade Cornbread?

This sweet cornbread recipe is super easy to make. Preheat the oven to 350F and grease an 8-inch square pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Stir together the dry ingredients.

Whisk together the wet ingredients. Add to the dry ingredients. Stir until combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until it begins to brown and it is ready.

Remove from the oven. Let the cornbread cool for 10 minutes. Then, slice and serve warm with butter or a drizzle of honey!

Sweet Cornbread Recipe

Topping Ideas For Cornbread

For me, the simplest and the most basic toppings for cornbread are butter, honey, or syrup. But there are a lot of topping ideas depending on your taste:

  • Jalapeno pepper. If you are a fan of spicy food, you can top it off with a slice of freshly chopped or roasted jalapenos. Cornbread also goes well with chili or spicy soup.
  • Cheese. I prefer to top sweet cornbread with crumbly cheese like feta, goat cheese, or cheddar.
  • Bacon. Crispy and delicious crumbles of bacon are a perfect topping for cornbread.

Please, share your favorite topping ideas for cornbread in the comments below. I would be happy to try them!

Sweet Cornbread Recipe

Can You Freeze Cornbread?

Yes, you can store this cornbread for 2-3 months in the freezer. To freeze, double-wrap it tightly with plastic wrap.

Of course, thawed cornbread doesn’t taste the same as fresh (it may become more crumbly). I rarely freeze leftover cornbread. I prefer to serve it fresh.

Sweet Cornbread Recipe

Sweet Cornbread Recipe

Yield: Servings: 9
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This homemade cornbread is moist, sweet, and the perfect side dish to any hearty meal!


  • - 1 cup cornmeal;
  • - 1 cup all-purpose flour;
  • - ½ cup granulated sugar;
  • - 3 tsp baking powder;
  • - ½ tsp salt;
  • - 1 ¼ cups milk;
  • - 2 large eggs;
  • - ⅓ cup vegetable oil;
  • - 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted;
  • - 2 tbsp honey.


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease the bottom and the sides of an 8-inch square pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl, stir together the dry ingredients (cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt).
  3. In another bowl whisk together the wet ingredients (milk, eggs, vegetable oil, melted butter, and honey). Add to the dry ingredients. Stir until combined.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Spread evenly.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until it begins to brown. Check the readiness of the sweet cornbread using a toothpick inserted in the center, if it comes out clean - the cornbread is ready.
  6. Remove from the oven. Let cool for 10 minutes. Then, slice and serve warm with butter or a drizzle of honey!
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 312Total Fat: 14gCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 5.3g

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Monday 26th of February 2024

This is my go-to corn bread recipe. It is the BEST! Thank you for the recipe.


Monday 12th of February 2024

This was perfect. I baked it in my toaster oven and it was done in about 22 minutes!


Sunday 11th of February 2024

Thank you for the recipe! Made this tonight, and it was a big hit. My only substitute was coconut oil (we are trying to get away from vegetable oil). It was still very moist, sweet and delicious. Also, I currently am without a stove since we are renovating our kitchen, but cooked mine on my grill in my cast iron skillet. So good!!


Tuesday 23rd of January 2024

Oh my goodness! This is so good! Thanks for sharing!


Tuesday 23rd of January 2024

Lost for words. First time making cornbread at home & this recipe was outstanding. Fool proof & doesn’t have too much sugar! Taste as if it has more than it does! Perfectly sweet & moist. A new home staple. Thanks so much!

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