Cornbread Recipe

Last updated on February 11th, 2024 at 08:41 am

Last week, I shared with you all my yummy Mild Chilli Con Carne and if some of you noticed in some of the photos it was accompanied by what looked like yellow cake, well I am here today to share with you, it was scrumptious cornbread and here is the lovely recipe as promised. 



mouth watering cornbread
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Let's Talk Mommy


  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter melted, plus extra for greasing
  • 1 small can sweetcorn drained


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Grease pan with butter using a paper towel
  3. In large bowl combine all ingredients together until it's like cake batter, add sweetcorn in last
  4. Pour in greased pan
  5. Bake for 20 minutes on top rack
  6. Use a tooth pick to check middle is cooked through
  7. Allow to cool before cutting

Recipe Notes

Alternatively you can pour batter into a muffin tray to make individual mini cornbreads. Cook times will vary depending on oven. Please watch closely.


I have fond memories of eating cornbread as a child, mostly with chilli but it really does go with any soup or stew. I even like it on it’s own with coffee for an afternoon snack, especially when made into mini muffins. If you are making your cornbread into mini muffins, they are also great for picnics, for kids too. 

When pairing it with chilli, why not try crumbling it on top? That’s my favorite way to eat my chilli and cornbread. Or better yet, pour your chilli on top of a square of cornbread. Either way, the two flavors together, perfectly compliment each other. Try it and let me know what you think! 



19 thoughts on “Cornbread Recipe”

  1. This looks amazing! My husband is from the south and as such a corn bread and biscuit nut! This looks like a great recipe for our family…I especially like the addition of the sweet corn. A nice way to sneak in some veggies for picky kiddos like my son…I can’t wait to try it out!

  2. Can’t wait to try this recipe! My family as well loves chili, cornbread with a smattering of butter and drizzle of honey is the perfect accompaniment!!

  3. WE LOVE THIS!! Will definitely be making it again and trying with the Chilli. We’ve been having it for breakfast and Hux calls it ‘cake’! 😉 x

    • Hahaha glad you liked it and Buba is the same, calls the squares cake and the muffin ones cupcakes! Easy way for them to eat a bit of vegetables. hahaha

    • Ahhh thank you so much for pinning it. I am not sure if any post of mine has ever been pinned how exciting!!! It truly is so yummy. The kids love it and gets them to have a little vegetable in it too! Make them into muffin shapes and take them on a picnic. They are amazing with soups and stews.

    • Thanks Fiona. They really do go together so lovely. Especially on a cool day. Great thing is you can make them ahead of time seal them in air tight container. Make your chilli in the slow cooker and go be busy for the day and it’s there waiting for you when you he home.


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