Cornbread is one of those recipes that sometimes I feel is better made from a mix or at least I use to. This easy southern cornbread recipe has those mixes beat! It takes almost no time to put together and only requires ingredients stocked in your pantry (always a plus for me).
When Do You Eat Cornbread?
Cornbread for me is usually a winter recipe. I think of sitting down to eat a piece with a big bowl of warm chili, dressed all warm and cozy. Then I remember I live in Arizona–a very WARM winter state. Winter clothes don’t exist and if you do try to wear them you are reminded immediately why you hide all your winter clothes. Okay–back to cornbread. It normally is paired with chili or warm soups (like Creamy Potato Bacon Soup) but I was recently introduced to it as a breakfast food…do you eat it for breakfast? I have to admit it wasn’t as bad as I thought, as a matter of fact it was delicious.
You can never go wrong though with hot cornbread smothered with butter and honey or homemade maple syrup drizzled on it. So amazing. Random information–I’m not usually a fan of flavored honey and I stick with the same brand of honey I’ve always used, so venturing out and trying new ones especially flavored is a big deal for me. With this being said, my husband brought this berry honey back from one of his trips to Minnesota and it is amazing! Minnesota knows how to do its honey. If you are ever out there pick up a bottle. Rachel is in Utah and loves Cox’s Creamed Honey, it’s a little easier to find and also amazing. Cox just does creamed honey right and it will rock your world. (there is my 80’s upbringing coming through right there)
An Easy Southern Cornbread Recipe Is Just the Start
This recipe is great as a base if you want to add to it as well. I know a lot of people like to add green chilies, jalapenos, cheese or corn kernels and this recipe has worked great for me when I do add things. Although, my family prefers the classic way. Plain. Boring I know!
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- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1 cup flour
- ¼ cup honey (or sugar)
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- ⅓ cup oil
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk
- Mix all ingredients
- Put in greased 8x8 pan (or double batch for a 9x13)
- Bake at 400 degrees for 22 minutes