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Southern Sweet Cornbread Recipe

Sweet Southern Cornbread Recipe

It’s true that we like some of our food sweet here in the south. It’s true for our tea (a southern staple) and it’s definitely true when it comes to cornbread. Some would argue that sweet southern cornbread is almost like cake. While our biscuits may be savory our cornbread definitely satisfies the sweet tooth.

Southern Sweet Cornbread Recipe

The other night, I made cornbread the usual way that I make it and thought that I would also share this easy quick bread with all of you. Many nights this southern sweet cornbread is made as an addition to our meal because it is simple and satisfying and just plain delicious. I haven’t always made it with actual corn in it, though. Adding corn to our sweet cornbread is something that I learned from my father-in-law and its the way that my husband prefers his cornbread to be.

Sweet Cornbread Recipe

Southern Sweet Cornbread Recipe

  • 1 box Jiffy cornbread mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup melted unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 tbsp granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine 1 box of Jiffy cornbread mix, 1 egg, 1 cup frozen corn, 1/4 cup melted unsalted butter, and 1/2 cup of whole milk in a small bowl. Prepare a cast iron skillet if necessary to prevent sticking and pour batter into the pan. Sprinkle over top of the batter 1/2 tbsp of granulated sugar. Bake in the oven for roughly 15-25 mins until golden brown on top.

I’m curious, how do you prefer your cornbread? Sweet or Savory?

Sweet Southern Cornbread Recipe

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Heather began blogging in 2004 providing a glimpse into her domestic life. Over the years her writing topics have changed but one thing has remained the same, her love for preparing homemade, southern-style recipes for her family.

When not dealing with household chores or cooking delicious recipes, she can be found homeschooling her two high school boys or editing and running the social media side of her husband’s podcast, Country Rap Report.

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  1. Melissa Smith says:

    I usually don’t add the corn to my cornbread either, but that looks delicious! Not to mention easier than my usual recipe. Pinning for later!

  2. I like hot and homemade cornbread.. Put a little melted butter on it and off i go..

  3. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    Oh man that sounds amazing. Corn bread is one of my favorite things in the entire world.

  4. I love making homemade cornbread! I also use Jiffy in my cornbread casserole recipe

  5. Paula Parker says:

    Well, I have a box of Jiffy Cornbread mix in the cabinet and frozen corn in the freezer. Hot-diggity. Thanks for a new recipe! Love it.

    1. That’s awesome @Paula Parker….they are really great paired together.

  6. Definitely like it sweet. Have you ever tried baking your cornbread in a wafflemaker? Then serving chili on top….SO good!! :) Thanks for the recipe!

    1. No I haven’t @Marya….that sounds like a great idea! Thanks for sharing :)

  7. Wow! This recipe sounds amazing! I love sweet cornbread and cannot wait to try this recipe!

    1. Awesome. Let me know how you like it @Bianca

  8. I love corn bread… especially made in a cast iron pans like this one. True southern way.

    1. Yep you are right @Mrs. Mashed Up, cast iron is a must!

  9. Wow! Yours turned out great! I absolutely LOVE cornbread especially with some delicious chili! Yum!

  10. Cornbread is so often bland but when done right and just sweet enough – it is amazing.

  11. I definitely like mine sweet. I add sugar to the jiffy mix too!

  12. This looks so delicious! I love cornbread. Your pictures are so enticing. I spotted whole corn pieces inside the buttery looking center- mmmmm….

  13. Oh my – I haven’t had a good cornbread in years. I need to try this! Yum!

  14. I love love love corn bread. We make it with almond milk and I prefer it sweet. That looks amazing!

    1. Oh, almond milk. That’s interesting! Thanks for sharing.

  15. That looks so good and I am not even a cornbread type of person. One time I made a cornbread that my family really loved, and my husband’s cousin who isn’t even a cornbread person ate it and told me how good it was. The problem is, I don’t have the recipe anymore and I forgot where I got it from. That was the only recipe I want and the type of cornbread I eat. Yours look good though.

  16. I prefer my cornbread on the sweet side. I do also add creamed corn and honey to mine so this looks yummy, to me.

  17. Hmmm. That’s a good question. Sweet, but I love it savory when used in dressing. I’ve got to try adding corn to my next batch of cornbread. Omnomnom.

  18. Love cornbread! Thanks for linking up at the Manic Mondays blog hop! This week’s hop is now live. Hope to see you there!

  19. I always use Jiffy to make cornbread (especially during our “Chili” season!). I love your additions :)

  20. Oh my goodness! My mother-in-law always made this cornbread but I didn’t get the recipe before she passed away. Thank you so much!

    {{big hugs}} for making my Honey’s night when I make this!
    ~ Ashley

  21. Thanks for the recipe! We gotta try this out this weekend too! Yummylicous! :D

  22. Oh wow I’ve never had cornbread with corn pieces in it. This looks great! I love mine sweet. Have to try this recipe.

  23. Larry says:

    Oh wow I’ve never had cornbread with corn pieces in it. This looks great! I love mine sweet. Have to try this recipe.

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