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Sweet Moist Cornbread

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A cornbread recipe that is sweet, moist, and super easy to make. The most moist cornbread ever!


honey drizzled on moist cornbread

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Have you ever had something at a restaurant that you could never make better at home, no matter how hard you tried? That was me with cornbread.


There is a small little cafe in my town that has the BEST cornbread. Try as I might, I was never able to make a moist cornbread from scratch at home that quite compared to theirs. Until I made this recipe


Cornbread Muffins with butter


I love a good cornbread recipe, but so many times it can be dry and crumbly. But not this one. This cornbread is moist, it is sweet, and it is so easy to make!


The Best Cornbread Recipe


I like to make this delicious cornbread for my family all of the time, especially in the winter served along side a warm bowl of Southwest Corn Chowder or Creamy Chicken Chili.


Three pieces of cornbread topped with butter


One of the things that I love about this cornbread is how moist it is. And, it seems to get even more moist the next day!


Because of this, sometimes I will make it the day before I need it and hope that my family doesn’t eat it all first!


I also love that it has just a hint of honey. My mouth is watering just thinking about this buttery, sweet, moist cornbread.


Cornbread Muffins with Butter


This cornbread is also super easy to throw together and comes out perfectly every time!


Most of the ingredients you will need to make this cornbread are probably already in your pantry.


You could definitely be enjoying this corn bread in just a few short minutes, if you desire.




  • 1 Cup Cornmeal
  • 3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Baking Powder
  • 1 TeaspoonSalt
  • 2/3 Cup Vegetable or Canola Oil
  • 1/3 Cup Butter, melted
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 1/2 Cups Milk


How to Make Sweet Moist Cornbread


Dry ingredients for moist cornbread in a bowl
  1. First, grease a 9×13 dish.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Measure out the dry ingredients and add them to a large mixing bowl.
  4. Sift or mix them together with a whisk.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, melted butter, oil, butter, milk, and honey.
  6. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir together, just until moistened.Moist cornbread batter in a pan
  7. Pour the sweet cornbread batter into the 9×13 pan and place it in the oven for 45-50 minutes.
  8. Cover the cornbread loosely with foil for the last 10-15 minutes of baking time so the top doesn’t brown too much
  9. Remove the pan from the oven and allow it to cool slightly before serving.
  10. Don’t forget to add some butter and a drizzle of honey when you serve this yummy cornbread!


How to Make Cornbread Muffins


Cornbread Muffins with butter


The great thing about this recipe is that it is so versatile! You can use the cornbread batter to create cornbread muffins!


My kids love when I make cornbread muffins because they fit right in their little hands.



I love making cornbread muffins because they bake faster and they are portion controlled!


  1. After mixing the batter, line a muffin pan with paper liners.
  2. Use a 1/4 cup cookie scoop to add the batter to each cup.
  3. Bake the muffins at 350° for 20 minutes.


Cornbread Batter in muffin pan


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Cornbread topped with a dollop of butter

Easy Sweet Moist Cornbread

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

A cornbread recipe that is sweet, moist and super easy to make. You might even say, the best cornbread ever!


  • 1 Cup Cornmeal
  • 3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/3 Cup Butter, melted
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • 4 Eggs, beaten
  • 2 1/2 Cups Milk


  1. Measure and add the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt to a medium mixing bowl. Whisk or sift together.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the vegetable oil, melted butter, honey, eggs, and milk.
  3. Stir the wet ingredients and dry ingredients together, just until moistened. Do not over mix.
  4. Pour the batter into a greased 9x13 pan and bate at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Cover the pan loosely with foil for the last 10 minutes to prevent over-browning.
  5. Serve with butter and a drizzle of honey.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 429Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 515mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 2gSugar: 20gProtein: 8g

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Sheila ~:}

Thursday 18th of March 2021

Are you sure it takes 3 cups of flour? I had to check my grandma’s old recipe, and it’s almost exactly like yours but didn’t nearly use as much flour.


Thursday 18th of March 2021

Yes, I’m sure 😊


Friday 26th of February 2021

Due to dietary restrictions, I used water instead of milk. Everyone loves it.


Friday 25th of December 2020

I made the sweet honey cornbread muffins, my family loves them.


Tuesday 24th of November 2020

If I make this a couple days ahead should I put in refrigerator or freezer?


Wednesday 25th of November 2020

It should be fine in the refrigerator 😊

Sharon Donovan

Thursday 19th of November 2020

I made beef stew today and wanted cornbread too. The recipe I usually make I did not have the main ingredient. Went to faithful Pinterest, typed in sweet cornbread. I saw this recipe and sounded good. I made and it is wonderful. I will recommend this recipe. One thing different, is I put in 1/3 C. of coconut oil and 1/3 C. of vegetable oil. Thank you, this is a keeper.

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