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Homemade Cornbread

Soft, moist and buttery Homemade Cornbread recipe! This easy to make bread can be made in a baking dish or pan.

November 3, 2022
Corn BreadPhoto By Petite Gourmets
Difficulty Medium
Servings 4-6 people
Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 40 mins
Total 50 mins

Corn Bread Recipe Video



  1. Preheat the oven to 400 ºF (200 ºC). Grease the baking tray or line the parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix the cornmeal and flour.
  3. Put 1 cup of warm water in a bowl. Add yeast and salt and mix.
  4. Combine butter and olive oil in a separate bowl.
  5. Combine wet and dry ingredients. In a warm place, ferment to twice the volume.
  6. When it is fermented, knead it and pour the batter on a greased tray. Bake in the oven for about 40 minutes, until the bread is golden brown.
  7. Let the bread cool for 10 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Corn Bread
Serves 4-6
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.5 g27.6%
Cholesterol 24 mg8%
Sodium 535 mg23.3%
Protein 6.8 g13.6%
Potassium 225 mg4.8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Use yellow cornmeal. This causes the cornbread to take on a golden color.
  • Use fresh cornmeal. Taste it to make sure it's not stale
  • You can use whole wheat flour instead of white flour. For more, check out our 'Types of Flours' article.
  • After combining the dry and liquid ingredients, place the dough on the baking tray without waiting.
  • Add butter and oil to the dough mixture. Melted butter and oil make the dough more moist and soft.
  • Do not overmix the dough. Mix the dough until all the ingredients are combined. For this, you can mix the dough by hand. Over-mixing the dough will activate the gluten, and the dough can become tough.
  • To make vegan or dairy-free corn bread, omit the eggs, butter, buttermilk, and sour cream. Use flaxseed eggs, vegan butter, plant-based milk, coconut cream/vegan sour cream.
  • Preheat the pan or baking sheet. Preheat the pan or baking dish for about 5 minutes before adding the cornbread dough. The preheated baking dish ensures that the crust of the bread is crispy and golden brown.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper or grease the tray. Do not do this too early. Otherwise, the butter may melt and stick to the bottom of the bread pan.
  • Be careful not to overcook the cornbread. Otherwise, the bread will dry out.
  • Use a toothpick to check for doneness. When the recipe's baking time is up, insert a toothpick or fork into the cornbread. If the toothpick comes out clean, the bread is baked. If the dough is still wet and sticks to the toothpick, bake for a few more minutes.
  • You can make this recipe in a baking dish, cast-iron skillet, or muffin tin.
  • It is best to consume cornbread the same day you bake it.
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Cornbread is a sweet-salty bread recipe that consists of basic ingredients such as cornmeal, flour, and butter. With different variations, this easy cornbread recipe is perfect for brunch or any meal. It can also be served with bacon or jam at barbecue parties.

Try this egg-free cornbread recipe now. Enjoy this bread that you can prepare in accordance with a vegan and gluten-free diet.

How To Make Cornbread in a Pan?

To make the cast-iron skillet cornbread,

  • Preheat the cast iron skillet. Preheat the baking pan in a 400 °F (200 °C) oven.
  • In a large bowl, mix the cornmeal, flour, salt, and baking powder.
  • Combine the melted butter and oil in a separate bowl.
  • Whisk the dry and wet ingredients until combined.
  • Distribute the cornbread dough evenly in the prepared pan.
  • Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes, until the top of the bread is golden brown and the toothpick inserted is clean.
  • Let the bread cool for 10 minutes before slicing.

How To Make Vegan Cornbread?

To make the cornbread recipe vegan,

Eggs: Use flaxseed eggs or applesauce instead of eggs in the recipe.

Oil: Use vegan butter or coconut cream.

Milk: Instead of whole milk, use a plant-based dairy product such as coconut milk and almond milk.

Also, to make this recipe gluten-free, use gluten-free flour.

What To Serve with Cornbread?

Cornbread goes well with many foods. It can be served alongside soups or stews. You can also prepare a delicious and satisfying meal with boiled vegetables.

Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Cornbread:

How To Store Cornbread?

It is best to consume cornbread the same day you bake it. You can also store cornbread in the refrigerator or freezer. Allow the cooked cornbread to cool completely. Then wrap in cling film and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Can Cornbread Be Frozen? Yes. After baking the cornbread, let it cool completely. Then wrap in cling film and freeze in a freezer bag for up to 1 month.

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