Easy cornbread recipe that you can make to go with your chili, BBQ sandwich, beans, and many other meals!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 9x13-inch pan
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • Mix cornmeal, flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda together in a large bowl. Add sour cream, butter, and eggs; stir until fully incorporated. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a tooth pick inserted in the center of the cornbread comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

This can also be made into muffins. Bake for about 25 minutes.

Don't forget to make your honey butter to serve with your cornbread! Half honey, half butter.

Nutrition Facts

358 calories; protein 5.5g 11% DV; carbohydrates 41.6g 13% DV; fat 19.5g 30% DV; cholesterol 89.7mg 30% DV; sodium 344.1mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2013
Absolutely the best recipe for cornbread that I have tried. I find it hilarious that people say they love the recipes, then tell how they changed it. This moist cornbread recipe can't be improved on...period! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/16/2014
I made this cornbread without the sugar. It was very good, I don't understand why everyone must add so much sugar to all of theses recipes. I don't like sweet anything, my opinion; sugar it detracts from the great flavors of other ingredients. Read More
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215 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2013
Absolutely the best recipe for cornbread that I have tried. I find it hilarious that people say they love the recipes, then tell how they changed it. This moist cornbread recipe can't be improved on...period! Read More
(101)
Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2013
This is, hands down, the best cornbread recipe I have ever had! Very moist and flavorful. I substituted 2 cups of plain, fat free yogurt for the 2 cups of sour cream. It was still fantastic without the added fat. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/16/2014
I made this cornbread without the sugar. It was very good, I don't understand why everyone must add so much sugar to all of theses recipes. I don't like sweet anything, my opinion; sugar it detracts from the great flavors of other ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2013
I am not a big fan of sweet cornbread but my family is. So I compromised and halved the sugar. We all loved it. One of the best homemade corn breads I have ever made. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2013
Just made this, but with a few substitutions to make it less sweet, more savory, and healthier. I used plain yogurt instead of sour cream (as I do in most baked recipes calling for sour cream), 1/2 the butter, no sugar, and a few Tbs honey. Oh, and I added chopped onions and frozen corn. It was very good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2013
I added a chopped jalpeno pepper, and 1/4 cup each of grated cheddar and diced crisp bacon pieces. The sweet and savory was great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2013
Of the vast array of Cornbread Recipes I have tried over the years (& I've been cookin' for 45 yrs) this is Hands-Down THE VERY BEST Cornbread Recipe In Existence. No Contest!! You could add some corn or some finely chopped green/red pepper or jalapeno but this is the recipe to start with! Thank You so much! My search for Perfect Homemade Cornbread has come to a screeching halt!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2013
Moist, moist, moist. It must be the sour cream, this was definitely the best pan of cornbread I've ever turned out. I'm a very average baker though ;). I made exactly as directed and kept covered in the fridge, we are still enjoying pieces several days later. In the future I'll probably half the recipe as there are usually just two people eating, that's the only possible change I would make. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2020
This was absolutely the best cornbread ever!! The only substitution I made was to use Bobs Red Mill gluten free flour and it was yuuummmy. Thank you Read More
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