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4.86 from 7 votes

Homemade Cornbread

Cornbread is a quick bread leavened with baking powder, not yeast. For my Homemade Cornbread I add corn kernels and diced pickled jalapeños to the batter then drizzle honey on top right out of the oven to soak in and give it a glaze.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Tex Mex, Western
Keyword: cornbread, easy cornbread recipe, homemade cornbread
Servings: 8
Calories: 335kcal
Author: Kevin Is Cooking


  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/4 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapeños diced (optional)
  • 8.5 oz can of corn drained
  • 3 tbsp honey


  • Heat the oven to 400°F. Spray the bottom and sides of an 8” square pan, 9” round cake pan with the cooking spray. OR use a cast iron skillet.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together melted butter, milk and egg until well mixed.
  • Add the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt , stirring until the flour is moistened.
  • Stir in the corn and chopped jalapeños (batter will be lumpy).
  • Pour batter into the pan spreading evenly and smooth top of batter.
  • Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and brush honey on top, allow to soak in.
  • Serve warm.


Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 397mg | Potassium: 382mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 515IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 2.1mg