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March 5, 2016 (Last Updated: May 10, 2019)

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Sweet Cornbread is a delicious quick bread that goes perfectly with a bowl of chili or soup. 

A piece of corn bread cut in half on a plate next to a small bowl of chili.

Rod is a great cook.  Usually when he decides to cook something he just jumps right in and I don’t hear a peep out of him till he says, “Dinner’s Ready!”  A few weekends ago he decided to make chili.  I swear it was like the guy didn’t have a clue about anything!

 Right away he started asking a million questions…. What kind of beans should I use?  How many beans?  Should I use dried beans?  How do I pre-soak them? Should I use a crock pot or cook them on the stove?  Do I have enough meat?  I’m going to add more meat.  Do you think I should add more meat?  I’m going to add more meat.  Do I have too much meat?  Stewed tomatoes?  Do I use this chili powder?  Where’s the chili powder we bought in Santa Fe? How long should this cook?  Does it taste okay?  Do you think it needs more salt?  On and on and on….I finally just started laughing and said, “What the heck?”

The chili amazingly turned out perfectly!   I made some cornbread to go with this most difficult chili!  It too turned out perfectly!

Three pieces of cornbread on a white cloth.

My sister, Suzi has been after me for a cornbread recipe for quite a while!  This is the recipe you’ve been looking for, dear sister!  It’s slightly sweet, raises high, and easy to make. It’s moist, and full of flavor.

Cornbread on a blue and white plate.

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A plate with squares of cornbread.


Sweet Cornbread
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people
Calories 259 kcal


  • 2 cups corn meal
  • 2 cups flour
  • 6 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk


  • Mix corn meal, flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and sugar in a bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, combine butter, eggs and butter milk.
  • Mix liquid mixture into dry mixture. Stir until combined.
  • Pour batter into a greased baking dish.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 40 minutes.
  • Let cool slightly, serve while still warm.


Calories: 259kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 6gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 318mgPotassium: 363mgFiber: 3gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 185IUCalcium: 138mgIron: 1.9mg
Keyword corn bread
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let me know what you think.


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  • Reply
    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
    March 8, 2016 at 8:35 am

    Oh goodness, this looks great! I love me some homemade cornbread so I can’t wait to give your recipe a spin!

    • Reply
      March 8, 2016 at 7:16 pm

      Thank, Pamela! I hope you do give it a try!

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    Laura ~ Raise Your Garden
    March 8, 2016 at 4:01 am

    Haha. I’m totally going to have to make this. My mom is always on me for not making cornbread with my chili. Either I skip out or just buy at the store. I like your spin on it!

    • Reply
      March 8, 2016 at 4:50 am

      Homemade is always the way to go…so much better than what you can buy!

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    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    March 8, 2016 at 3:01 am

    Hahaha, my husband does the same! This cornbread looks fabulous, Kathy! Love how quick and easy to make this! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      March 8, 2016 at 4:50 am

      It is quick and easy….and delicious!

  • Reply
    March 8, 2016 at 2:07 am

    Trying this tonight! Thanks, Kathy! xxooxxoo

    • Reply
      March 8, 2016 at 4:49 am

      Hope you love it!

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    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    March 7, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    Your house sure sounds like a lot of fun, Kathy! At least Rod is willing to try! ๐Ÿ™‚ Your cornbread looks like it probably saved the day!

    • Reply
      March 8, 2016 at 4:51 am

      Sometimes it’s crazy fun…and sometimes it’s just crazy ๐Ÿ™‚

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