30+ Amazing Cornbread Recipes

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These 31+ cornbread recipes are the best of the best! From yummy southern style to low carb, try it with a slow cooker or skillet!

30+ homemade corn bread recipes

One of the most viewed posts on my blog is my Jiffy Cornbread with creamed corn recipe. There are almost 300 comments with reader substitutions and suggestions. I love it when a recipe is enjoyed as much as that one! Plus, my best cornbread recipe is so incredibly simple AND moist!

This easy homemade cornbread recipe is the perfect side dish to take to church potlucks, Super Bowl and March Madness parties, at Easter and New Year’s Day or served with any of my fabulous soup or stews.

Are you looking for moist instead of dry and crumbly? This is your recipe! You can bake it in a cast iron skillet or cornstalk pan. Because the recipe begins with a mix there are no dry ingredients like yellow cornmeal or all purpose flour to worry about and one large bowl is all you need!

Top this amazing jiffy corn muffin mix with honey butter and serve it for breakfast or add cheddar cheese to the top for a fun surprise. (If you love Jiffy as much as I do you might also want to try this Jiffy Corn Casserole with Cheese recipe!)

Equipment you’ll need

Equipment can have a big impact on how a recipe turns out. A stone baking dish takes longer to heat up in the oven than metal pans, and also retains heat for longer. This could make the recipe more watery, or burnt on the outsides.

I believe in using what I have but I ALWAYS check the recipe before the timer goes off, especially if it’s the first time I’m trying it.

Check out the variety of recipe flavors below and let me know if you find your own favorite way of making cornbread. Good luck!

Creamy Cornbread Recipes

Jiffy Cornbread with Creamed Corn from Marty’s Musings
This classic Jiffy Cornbread recipe adds creamed corn as the secret ingredient, making it one of the most tender and moist versions you’ll find. Take the basic recipe and add your favorite ingredients, such as sour cream, jalapeños and vanilla instant pudding.
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This easy Jiffy Corn Bread with creamed corn begins with a Jiffy box mix and is moist and delicious! It's the PERFECT bread everyone will rave about!
Creamy Cornbread Recipe from Uncommon Designs
This creamy cornbread recipe is simple but goes way beyond your standard cornbread. Keep the recipe as simple and this one starts with a cornbread mix. Just dress it up with all kinds of extras to make it so delicious for little snacks throughout the day or as a side to chili for dinner.
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Buttermilk Cornbread from Will Cook for Smiles
Buttermilk Cornbread is a delicious, simple bread option to serve with dinner. This buttermilk cornbread is soft and moist on the inside with a little crunch on the top. Cornbread is made with buttermilk and slightly sweetened with honey and sugar.
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Buttermilk Cornbread by Homemade Hooplah
With a delicious blend of buttermilk, cornmeal, and sugars, this subtly sweet and spongy buttermilk cornbread is an iconic side dish for any dinner or holiday. This cornbread recipe has a mild, subtle flavor, so it’d be ideal for jazzing up with a flavorful buttery spread.
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Skillet Cornbread Recipes

Sweet Skillet Cornbread from Vegan Hugs
This Sweet Skillet Cornbread Recipe will have them running to the dinner table. It's lightly sweetened & moist on the inside with a crispy & buttery outside – thanks to the cast-iron. Your cornbread will have a perfectly golden color with a true rustic appeal.
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Cast Iron Cornbread from Girl With the Iron Cast
Homemade cast iron cornbread! This skillet cornbread comes out fluffy in the middle and crisp on the outside. This quick and easy cornbread recipe is the perfect side dish to any meal! Nothing against boxed cornbread mix, but it probably takes around the same amount of time to make this homemade cornbread which is much better.
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Skillet Cornbread from the Good Hearted Woman
This Skillet Cornbread recipe perfectly straddles the border between Southern savory and Northern honey-sweet, and gets an extra pop from pan-fried maple corn. Neither too cakey nor too gritty, this cornbread resides on happy middle ground.
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Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Cornbread

Instant Pot Cornbread by Imagelicious
This Instant Pot Cornbread is baked right in the Instant Pot insert without any water, so it gets a delicious crispy crust. It’s soft and savoury and slightly spicy. Perfect to make ahead as it keeps soft really well. It’s soft and savoury. Slightly spicy and a little bit sweet. It’s delicious warm and cold. It keeps well on the counter for a few days and doesn’t get dry. It’s not crumbly and perfect to be sliced.
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Instant Pot Cornbread Recipe from Melanie Cooks
This Instant Pot cornbread is amazing! Golden, tender and fluffy – this is the only cornbread recipe you’ll ever need! This easy Instant Pot cornbread recipe uses very simple ingredients: yellow corn meal, flour, egg, sugar, milk, salt and baking powder. 
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Slow Cooker Cornbread from Fuss Free Flavors
A delicious and simple cornbread recipe that bakes in the crock pot or slow cooker. Oven-less baking is economical, forgiving and doesn’t heat up the kitchen – perfect for summer. Easily gluten free. It’s easy, delicious and economical.
Check out this recipe!

Sweet Cornbread Recipes

Sweet and Buttery Cornbread from Ideas from the Home from Kenarry
This Sweet and Buttery Cornbread recipe uses real kernels of cream corn for an unbelievably delicious bread to go with your favorite soup. Whether you’re looking for a new bread to have with your Thanksgiving meal or soup, this Sweet and Buttery Cornbread is sure to please the whole family.
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Sweet Corn Cornbread from Tikkido
The basic cornbread recipe I have and love is on a hand-written card from my mother. The original recipe doesn't add sweet corn kernels, but I absolutely love the extra flavor it gives to the cornbread.
Check out this recipe!
Sweet Cornbread from Mama Loves Food
Have you ever wondered why restaurant cornbread tastes so good? Well check out our Sweet Cornbread recipe below and wonder no longer! As with most of my recipes, this makes a whole mess of a lot of food. BUT! It can be frozen!
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Sweet & Spicy Cornbread from Delicious Everyday
This sweet & spicy cornbread puts a fun twist on a long-time favorite. It’s loaded with flavor from fresh jalapenos, corn, and sweetened condensed milk. Yum!
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Low Carb, Paleo, Or Gluten Free Cornbread

Simple Gluten Free Sweet Cornbread from To Simply Inspire
This Simple Gluten Free Sweet Cornbread is a wonderful adaptation of Del Monte’s recipe. No one would ever guess it’s gluten free. If you have never made it this way, adding cream style corn and whole kernel corn makes such a deliciously moist and sweet cornbread!
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Rustic Gluten-Free Cornbread
Enjoy the old-fashioned classic once again! Rustic Gluten-Free Cornbread that's vegan and allergy-free. Baked right in your grandma's seasoned cast iron skillet, this cornbread recipe will bring back all the comfort and good feels!
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Low Carb Keto Cornbread from Kimspired DIY
An easy low carb recipe with a few simple keto friendly ingredients. You can whip this keto recipe up in jiffy. Be in and out of the kitchen in no time at all.
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Easy Vegan Jalapeño Cornbread from The Fiery Vegetarian
This easy vegan Jalapeno cornbread is exactly that: easy, vegan, and stuffed with lots of diced jalapeño goodness that’s ready in less than 40 minutes. Its fluffy tastiness is littered with spicy jalapeño bits. , savory with just a touch of sweetness, and easy as pie to make.
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Jalapeno Paleo Cornbread from Wicked Spatula
This PERFECT paleo cornbread recipe (grain-free cornbread) could fool anyone with its light airy texture. Paleo cornbread muffins take just 20 minutes!
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Cornbread With Fruit

Cranberry Rosemary Cornbread from Life Currents
Cranberry Rosemary Cornbread – sweet old-fashioned cornbread with tart cranberries mixed in, and a little earthy rosemary to top it all off – the perfect festive and delicious side dish at the holidays.
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Blueberry Cornbread (with lemon) from Food Meanderings
If you are looking for something quick to make ahead and throw in the kids lunch box for a morning snack/breakfast or dessert, this Blueberry Cornbread recipe is the one for you.
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Sour Cherry Chia Jam Cornbread from Natalies Health
Moist, tender and full of sweet corn flavor, Sour Cherry Chia Jam Cornbread is perfect summer dessert. This cornbread is made with all HEALTH ingredients, refined sugar-free, wholesome but moderate in calories. It's rustic, beautiful and just amazingly delicious!
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Classic Homemade Cornbread Recipes

Best Homemade Cornbread from Feeding Your Fam
The Best Cornbread Recipe, is moist and light and airy, not sweet like a piece of cake, holds together so you can eat it with a fork or dip it in nice thick chili! This buttermilk cornbread recipe is moist and hearty!!
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Homemade Cornbread from When Is Dinner
This homemade cornbread is so easy to make, and is the perfect way to round out your dinner. Add in some melted butter and drizzle with honey for an extra special treat!
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Yogurt Cornbread from Renana’s Kitchen
Greek yogurt cornbread is a delightful twist on the classic cornbread recipe. By incorporating creamy Greek yogurt into the batter, this variation adds a tangy flavor and a moist texture to the traditional cornbread. The Greek yogurt not only enhances the taste but also provides a boost of protein, making it a healthier option.
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Southern Cornbread from Intelligent Domestications
A good Southern Cornbread Recipe is a must have for any cook for several reasons. First, it’s a cheap side dish plus it’s perfect for soups, stews and of course chili. It’s a good dish for stretching the grocery budget because the ingredients are kitchen staples.
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Southwestern Style Cornbread

Cheesy Green Chile Cornbread from Atta Girl Says
Southwestern style cheesy chile cornbread pairs well with your favorite chili, soup or beans. This particular cornbread recipe includes bacon, sauteed onions and peppers and rich buttermilk, and it’s loaded with cheese!
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Mexican Cornbread from Grandbaby Cakes
This is the BEST Easy Mexican Cornbread Recipe on the web!  So moist and delicious filled with cornmeal, corn kernels, spice, a hint of sweet and so much flavor!  
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Jalapeno Skillet Cornbread from Food
Warm cornbread served straight from a cast iron skillet is a delicious accompaniment to a bowl of chili, pulled pork or baked beans. Many people consider cornbread to be one of their favorite comfort foods.
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Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread from Hearth and Vine
Smoky jalapeno cheddar cornbread is easy to make. The key is blistering jalapeno peppers over a flame to give the cornbread a nice smoky kick.
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FAQs about Cornbread

Add a little bit more cooking oil to the batter than the amount that the recipe calls for. Also make sure you keep the cornbread insulated (covered) after baking to avoid drying out.

In this roundup of cornbread recipes you’ll find tons of exciting ways to spice up your basic cornbread recipe.

You can also add a drizzle of honey or butter to the top for a sweeter taste!

Until early in the 20th century, Southern cornmeal was made with sweeter white corn and it was water-ground. When industrial milling came along, that changed. The steel-roller mills used yellow corn that was harvested before it was ripe, so it had less sugar.

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  1. Tried the Jiffy cornbread recipe! So good !! We can’t get jiffy cornbread mix where I live (Vancouver Island) but I grew up in the south where cornbread was a staple! Thank you for sharing these amazing recipes! xo

    1. Hi, friend! Did you know you can order Jiffy through Amazon? You can probably order it through Target or places like that as well. It’s so yummy! Hope you’re doing better <3