Best Ever Moist Cornbread - Delicious, fluffy and moist cornbread is the perfect pair for your favorite chili's, grilled meats, and much more. Top with warm butter and honey for the perfect slice.
We paired our cornbread with my Slow Cooker Ground Beef Chili recipe, but we also love serving cornbread with beef roast, grilled meats, fried chicken and so much more! It's also great by itself with a little honey and butter.
This recipe makes about 12 small or 9 large slices of cornbread. If you are cooking for a large crowd, you can easily double this recipe. If not, cornbread makes delicious leftovers that will last on your counter in a sealed container for up to 2-3 days.
Ingredients you need to make homemade cornbread:
All-Purpose Flour - A very versatile flour that works perfect for cornbread. You can use bleached or unbleached flour.
Cornmeal - You'll need regular yellow ground cornmeal to make this recipe.
Granulated White Sugar - You can also use cane sugar or light brown sugar in substitution.
Baking Powder - This will help the bread to rise.
Eggs - Eggs create the perfect texture in this bread recipe.
Milk - I used whole milk in this recipe, but you can use low fat or non fat milk as well.
Vegetable Oil - You may also use avocado or canola oil if you do not have vegetable oil on hand.
Salt - I almost always use sea salt in my recipes but you can use iodized or kosher salt.
Garlic Powder - Adds a nice flavor to the cornbread. You can skip this ingredient if needed as it is optional.
Onion Powder - Adds a nice flavor to the bread. You can skip this ingredient as it is optional.
*FULL MEASUREMENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS ARE LISTED BELOW.
Tools to have on hand for this recipe:
- Baking Dish - To bake your cornbread in. You'll need an 8"x8" glass, metal or stone baking dish.
- Measuring Cups + Spoons - For properly measuring all of the ingredients.
- Mixing Bowl - To mix the cornbread mixture in prior to baking.
- Whisk or Fork - To whisk your cornbread mixture together.
How to make the Best Ever Moist Cornbread:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, garlic powder, onion powder and sugar.
Add milk, eggs and vegetable oil to the dry ingredients and mix to fully combine.
Lightly butter an 8"x8" baking dish. Pour batter into the dish evenly.
Transfer dish to the oven and bake for 22-25 minutes until golden and a knife runs through the bread and comes out clean.
Remove bread from oven and allow to cool before serving. Serve with a slice of butter and honey.
*Store leftover cornbread in a sealed container or storage bag on the counter for up to 2-3 days.
Main Courses to serve with cornbread:
Slow Cooker Ground Beef Chili - Hearty ground beef and bean chili cooked low and slow in a slow cooker/crockpot. Serve with chopped green onions and a dollop of sour cream!
Stovetop Chicken Chili - Warm and comforting stovetop chicken chili loaded with chicken, black and kidney beans, corn, tomatoes, jalapeño and onions.
Oven BBQ Pulled Pork - Mouthwatering delicious pulled pork recipe cooked low and slow in the oven. Tossed with bbq sauce and served on toasty buns with coleslaw and pickles.
Grilled Spicy BBQ Chicken Thighs - Juicy grilled chicken thighs basted in a spicy homemade barbecue sauce. The low and slow method for cooking these thighs on the grill make for a super tender and juicy end result!
Slow Cooked Tender London Broil - This London broil recipe is super easy and absolutely melt in your mouth delicious. The flavor is slightly sweet but mostly savory. If you are looking for a tender, pull-apart London broil recipe that takes very little effort from start to finish, look no further!
More recipes like my Homemade Cornbread I think you'll love:
Creamy Corn Casserole - Creamy and comforting corn casserole is slightly sweet, mostly savory and absolutely mouthwatering delicious! This recipe has quickly become one of my favorite side dishes.
Easy Homemade Garlic Bread - Classic garlic bread recipe with one secret ingredient that places this garlic bread above the rest. Serve warm with your favorite pastas, salads and soups.
Grilled Mexican Corn - Also known as “Mexican Street Corn” or “Elote”. This grilled corn is perfect for your upcoming summer BBQ’s! First the corn is grilled and then basted in a delicious creamy lime sauce sprinkled with fresh cilantro and chili powder.
Buttermilk Rolls - Warm, soft and fluffy buttermilk rolls with a golden outer crust make these the best buttermilk rolls ever. Well, at least the best buttermilk rolls I’ve tried!
Best Ever Moist Cornbread
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup cornmeal
- ½ cup granulated white sugar
- 3 teaspoon baking powder
- ¾ cup milk
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup vegetable oil or avocado/canola
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp garlic powder optional
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder optional
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, garlic powder, onion powder and sugar.
- Add milk, eggs and vegetable oil to the dry ingredients and mix to fully combine.
- Lightly butter an 8"x8" baking dish. Pour batter into the dish evenly.
- Transfer dish to the oven and bake for 22-25 minutes until golden and a knife runs through the bread and comes out clean.
- Remove bread from oven and allow to cool before serving. Serve with a slice of butter and honey.