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Sweet Southern Cornbread

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It’s sweet. It’s cornbread. It goes great with chili, soups or beans.

Ingredients

  • ½ cups Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • 1 whole Egg
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter, Melted
  • ½ cups Milk
  • ½ cups Water
  • 1 cup Yellow Corn Meal
  • 1 cup All-purpose Flour
  • ½ Tablespoons Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Salt

Preparation

Preheat oven to 375ºF. Spray an 8×8 baking dish with nonstick spray.

In a medium bowl, whisk together all your wet ingredients: sugar, honey, egg, butter, milk and water.

In a separate bowl, combine all your dry ingredients: corn meal, flour, baking powder and salt. Give it a gentle stir with a fork to combine.

While whisking, slowly add your dry ingredients to your wet until all combined. Batter may be a little lumpy; that’s okay.

Pour mixture into a greased 8×8 baking dish. Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until golden brown on top and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Cook’s note: Here’s a tip for getting the honey out of your measuring spoon. Spray the spoon with nonstick spray first. Then pour in honey; this will help keep the honey from sticking.

This bread is wonderful to eat with chili. You can also add in other ingredients to kick this cornbread up a notch. For a Mexican cornbread, add about half of a very small can of chopped green chiles and ¼ cup of shredded cheddar cheese. Also, if you like corn bits in your cornbread, just add a small can of corn. You could even use some creamed corn in here as well. Feeding a larger crowd? Just double the recipe and bake in a greased 9×13 baking dish.

Enjoy!

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DCourtney on 12.29.2010

I fix this often for me and my two young kids and we all just love the sweetness in this cornbread and it is very quick and easy to make! Thanks for sharing!

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4hmom on 12.31.2016

Excellent! Needed to make cornbread and did not have buttermilk for my regular recipe, so I pulled up this recipe and it turned out great. Served it with chili and will have it with black-eyed peas, too!

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Kelly on 11.21.2016

Yummy recipe! It’s delicious the next day grilled in a pan with fried eggs.

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terrilw on 12.25.2014

Loved this so much! Perfect with chili.

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shannonk on 11.11.2014

Perfectly sweet and cake-like while still being a hearty piece of cornbread. Used brown sugar instead of white. And 3/4 white flour with 1/4 whole wheat due to what was on hand!

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Twyla on 9.23.2012

Simple, Easy and very quick recipe!! Loved the sweet taste!

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