Sweet Cornbread

My kids are pretty picky eaters. Surprise surprise. Are there kids that don’t go through a picky-eating stage?

One of my go-to dinners is a super easy white chicken chili. That’s a recipe for another day. Anyways, my kids hate it. (Don’t listen to them though, everyone else loves).

Anytime I make chili, I have to have cornbread as a side. I just have to have it.

For a while, I used my mother-in-laws recipe that involves using a cake mix and boxed cornbread. I felt a twinge bit of guilt every time I ate it though because I knew it was mostly cake, but man was it good.

My sister shared this recipe with me a few years ago, and I will never, ever make another cornbread again.

It’s fluffy, sweet, and oh so moist. Everyone at my dinner table devours it. I joked with my husband the last time I made it, that it could really be called corn cake it’s that good.

So do yourself a favor and whip up some cornbread the next time you need a delicious side to your chili, or soup, or chicken, or whatever you may be eating for dinner. Don’t forget to slather it with butter and honey!

I just love those little sneaky fingers in the background.


Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes


1 cup cornmeal
3 cups flour
1 1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup oil
6 tablespoons butter, melted
4 eggs, beaten
2 1/2 cups milk


1.Preheat oven to 350

2.Combine all of the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

3. Make a well in the dry ingredients and add oil, butter, eggs, and milk into the center. Stir until just mixed (batter will be runny, but don’t be alarmed!).

4. Grease a 9×13 pan and bake for 35-40 minutes.


  • This recipe makes a lot of cornbread. I usually make it as the recipe calls for, and then freeze half of it for the next time.
  • If you have a small family, half the recipe and bake in an 9in pan (round or square works). [/recipe]

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