Classic Cornbread

Is there a more perfect side for a big bowl of chili than Classic Cornbread? I think not! Making it from scratch is super simple, and the taste is amazing!

Is there a more perfect side for a big bowl of chili than Classic Cornbread? I think not! Making it from scratch is super simple, and the taste is amazing!

Cornbread is a family favorite at our house, no matter how I serve it up.  All the kids eat it and that right there is a miracle.  I prefer to make my own cornbread from scratch vs. buying the premixed packages, it really is simple and takes maybe 1 or 2 more minutes than opening a package.

Classic Cornbread is a fun bread to put on the table. It’s not your classic roll and it is actually it’s own side dish – I love it! I don’t know about you, but cornbread on the table really adds to the nights when I have a pot of chili on the table – that may be my favorite combination. BUT I love it with chicken too – I don’t know we can eat it for anything (cornbread for breakfast with amazing jam is so great).

I don’t know about you guys, but if I have a great recipe to make from scratch I love to use it. Especially when you figure out that it’s not THAT much more work than opening a box. Classic Cornbread is one of those recipes that you can make from scratch and have that delish home made flavor, but not spend all day in the kitchen. LOVE IT – it’s the perfect recipe!!!

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Classic Cornbread

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 9 servings


  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup yellow corn meal
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spray 8 or 9 inch square pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Combine dry ingredients.
  4. Stir in milk, oil, and egg, mixing just until combined.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  6. Bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Is there a more perfect side for a big bowl of chili than Classic Cornbread? I think not! Making it from scratch is super simple, and the taste is amazing!


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  1. Thank you a TON for sharing this recipe! It was so good that we finished the whole batch in one night and I had to make another for dinner tonight. My husband and I loved eating it with chili 🙂 Thanks again!

  2. I have a Cornbread recipe that I use and enjoy, but it’s a little too sweet so I’ve been looking for a new one to try. So glad to have found this, next time I have Chili, I’m making this Cornbread with it.

  3. Love cornbread! I just made some the other night that is made with sour cream, I like to try different recipes. I was impressed with the sour cream just as much as the regular container recipe……….nice post andi thewednesdaybaker

  4. I love cornbread with butter! thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes, pinned.


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