Family Favorite Sweet Cornbread

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Homemade Cornbread . . . this sweet cornbread is our family’s favorite recipe. It is great alongside soup or salad, or for breakfast. We love it with honey butter!

We love serving this cornbread with taco soup, chicken enchilada chili, and minestrone soup. But it’s also great for breakfast with some honey butter.

slices of sweet cornbread on a plate

Sweet Cornbread

There are usually two camps of cornbread fans. Some like it savory, some like it sweet. At my house, we definitely fall in the sweet cornbread category. We especially love it served warm with honey butter. Oh so good!

If you like your cornbread on the sweet side, then this is the recipe for you!

slice of sweet cornbread with honey butter

I’ve tried a few recipes for cornbread over the years, but I always come back to this one because none of the others has measured up. I got the recipe from my mom, and it is a keeper! I love serving it with soup, but it’s delicious as a side to just about anything!

We even love it for breakfast with honey butter or jam. I like to double the batch and bake it in a large half sheet pan. The leftovers are perfect the next day for breakfast or an after school snack.

slices of sweet cornbread stacked on a plate
How do you make cornbread?

This cornbread recipe is so simple that even my kids can make it. First you want to prepare your pan by spraying it with non-stick spray.

Next just whisk together your wet ingredients. Add your dry ingredients and whisk till smooth.

Pour the batter into your prepared pan and bake for about 25 minutes.

That’s it!

Handy supplies for making cornbread:

1-Whisks: Since you don’t need a mixer for this cornbread, a couple good whisks are essential. I have several whisks similar to this set.

2-Cornmeal: I like to buy my cornmeal in 5 pound bags, then store it in airtight containers.

3- 9×13″ baking pan. I like to use a glass pan; this pyrex pan is handy because it comes with a lid.

Sweet Cornbread

Yield: 8 servings

Sweet Cornbread

This sweet cornbread is our family's favorite recipe. It is great alongside soup or salad, or for breakfast. We love it with honey butter!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups cornmeal
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt


1- Whisk together sugar and oil in a large mixing bowl. Beat in the eggs and milk.

2- Combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt; add to the wet ingredients. Mix well.

3- Pour batter into a well greased 9x13" pan. Bake at 375° for about 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Best served warm, especially with honey butter!


If you use a glass pan like I do, bake at 350° instead.

Recipe originally posted 10/13/08. Updated October 2018.

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  1. This is so yummy! The perfect addition to any dinner table!

  2. I’m the odd ball out and don’t care for cornbread, but my husband LOVES it!! both sweet and savory!! I’ll have to make this one for him!

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