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

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Sweet Cornbread 


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!


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.


5 from 3 votes
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins
Sweet Cornbread
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: corn bread
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 259 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 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
  1. Mix corn meal, flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and sugar in a bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine butter, eggs and butter milk.
  3. Mix liquid mixture into dry mixture. Stir until combined.
  4. Pour batter into a greased baking dish.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 40 minutes.
  6. Let cool slightly, serve while still warm.
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 318mg14%
Potassium 363mg10%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 185IU4%
Calcium 138mg14%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Sweet Corn Bread

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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!

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      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! πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      March 8, 2016 at 4:50 am

      It is quick and easy….and delicious!

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    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! πŸ™‚ Your cornbread looks like it probably saved the day!

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      March 8, 2016 at 4:51 am

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

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    March 7, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    That looks scrumptious! Best of all – it’s quick and fairly simple to do! Rod reminds me of my wifey in the kitchen.

    • Reply
      March 8, 2016 at 4:51 am

      He’s a great cook, but sometimes he needs step-by-step.

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    March 7, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    5 stars
    Yep! This is the cornbread you want with his fabulous chili! I love that! Rod’s valiant effort clearly payed off!

    • Reply
      March 8, 2016 at 4:52 am

      He persevered through all my heckling…I mean help πŸ™‚

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    Manali @ CookWithManali
    March 7, 2016 at 10:15 am

    haha this reminds me of my husband…he asks me so many questions when he is cooking that at one point I am like..let me make the dish!! love this cornbread! looks perfect!

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    March 7, 2016 at 8:40 am

    5 stars
    Kathy just day before yesterday, I made us cornbread! Love how spongy & moist yours came out! Looks amazing πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      March 8, 2016 at 4:57 am

      There are so many different ways to make cornbread. I love them all.

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    Megan - The Emotional Baker
    March 7, 2016 at 8:38 am

    Cornbread is the best! I love all your husband’s chili making questions πŸ˜‰

    • Reply
      March 8, 2016 at 4:59 am

      Thanks, Megan!

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    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    March 7, 2016 at 7:38 am

    Hahaha! You have to love Rod’s desire to make the most perfect chili for his lady! High five to him! And this cornbread looks like the perfect accompaniment, Kathy! Tall, fluffy and seriously delicious! Cheers, friend!

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    allie @ Through Her Looking Glass
    March 7, 2016 at 5:53 am

    Gorgeous cornbread to go with that difficult chili! Ha ha. And now I want some chili powder from Santa Fe! Perfect combo: cornbread and chili.

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    David @ Spiced
    March 7, 2016 at 4:32 am

    Hey, give Rod a high-five for knocking out a delicious bowl of chili. He might have needed a bit of guidance, but he made chili! And chili is definitely one of my favorite winter meals. But cornbread is required for chili. Required. Looks delicious!!

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      March 7, 2016 at 5:19 am

      Cornbread is a required side with chili! Thanks!

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    Nicoletta @sugarlovespices
    March 6, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    I love cornbread. I find it so versatile, you can have it with a dollop of jam as a sweet, or in accompaniment to savory dishes. Yours look so good!

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      March 7, 2016 at 4:27 am

      So true! I love it with chili. My kids will eat any leftovers for breakfast.

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    March 5, 2016 at 8:14 am

    5 stars
    I didn’t eat bread for ages now! I don’t know why, but it seemed too unhealthy. Never tried corn bread before so I’m curious how it would taste :).

    • Reply
      March 6, 2016 at 4:29 pm

      I would have a tough time living without bread. It’s a staple for me, and I love it!

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