Homemade Cornbread Recipe

homemade cornbread recipeI don’t share many recipes around here because honestly I’d rather be DIY’ing something. However, we do need to eat between projects and when I have a really good recipe, I will share it. Today I’m participating in another round of the Back to Basics series and the theme this month is tailgating. Tailgating makes me think of chili and nothing goes better with chili than this homemade cornbread recipe!

It’s really simple to make. I make homemade cornbread whenever my husband makes chili. I also like to pair it with crock pot macaroni and cheese (that’s another recipe I need to share one day!).

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Here it is just out of the oven,  it bakes to golden perfection.

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When I make chili, I make it very basic with just chop meat, beans and tomato sauce. My husband likes to add pepperoni and hot sauce. I didn’t think I’d like his version, but it’s really good. To be honest, he is a much better cook than I am.

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If you want to make a lower-fat version of this homemade cornbread recipe you can substitute applesauce for the vegetable oil when preparing the batter.

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Click any of the links below to see my friend’s ideas for tailgating season!




You can view my other recipes under my project gallery page. You can see last month’s Back to Basics post on styling coffee tables here. Thank you to my friends at 2 Bees In a Pod and The Crowned Goat for organizing this series!


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Homemade Cornbread Recipe

Servings 12


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease an 11 X 7 inch baking pan.
  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix until well blended.
  • Pour the batter into baking pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a knife inserted into the bread comes out clean.


  1. You are so right, cornbread is the best with chili! This recipe looks really easy so I can’t wait to try it. I don’t know why but cornbread can be tricky for me. Yours looks like a cake which makes me excited to bake some of my own. I already know it’s going to be so good! Hugs, CoCo

  2. Roxanne – you know that we southern girls love cornbread! You should definitely include more recipes on the blog – especially if someone else can do the cooking LOL. Would love that chili recipe.

  3. THis recipe looks so good and easy to do! Whenever I think of corn bread, it takes me back to the days when my dad would cook his chili all day long and we would always have corn bread with it! Thanks for the memories!

  4. Hey Roxanne…….your cornbread looks amazing…..and as you said it goes perfect with chili. I plan on trying your recipe this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

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