Homemade Cornbread Recipe Kids Activities Blog

Ever want to learn how to make cornbread from scratch? Comfort food dishes just aren’t the same without homemade cornbread! This easy cornbread recipe can be made out of ingredients you most likely already have in your pantry, too!

Delicious homemade cornbread on a cutting board with honey in a jar
Homemade cornbread is the perfect compliment to a steaming bowl of chili!

How to Make Cornbread From Scratch

I love serving fresh cornbread with meals, but I don’t always have the time to cook it from scratch–this easy cornbread recipe saves the day! It is so quick and easy!

For a fun tip: make your cornbread more kid-friendly by using a muffin tin to make cornbread muffins!

Delicious Cornbread Recipe

  • Makes 9-12 pieces
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time 20-30 min

Ingredients Needed To Make Homemade Cornbread

Supplies needed to make homemade cornbread- cornmeal, all purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, milk, egg, stick unsalted butter
You can easily make cornbread from scratch with basic ingredients from your fridge and pantry!

How To Make This Amazing Cornbread Recipe

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 2

Coat a square 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray.

Step 3- Mix together all dry ingredients- how to make cornbread from scratch
Combine all of the dry cornbread ingredients together in a bowl.

Step 3

In a large bowl, whisk together cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. We want all the dry ingredients all in one bowl and well mixed.

Step 4- add eggs and milk and butter to the dry ingredients- how to make cornbread from scratch
Whisk the eggs and milk into the dry cornbread ingredients.

Step 4

Add milk, eggs and butter. All the wet ingredients get mixed together. Make sure to whisk to get rid of clumps. The melted butter needs to be fully melted, not at room temperature or with butter chunks still left in.

Step 5- beat until smooth- making homemade cornbread from scratch
Whip the batter until smooth.

Step 5

Beat until smooth.

Step 6- pour your batter into a pan- homemade cornbread from scratch
Nothing beats the smell of homemade cornbread baking!

Step 6

Pour into prepared pan.

Step 7- Bake your cornbread 20-30 or until toothpick inserted is clean- how to make cornbread from scratch
Once your cornbread is golden brown, it’s ready to serve!

Step 7

Bake for 20-30 or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. The cooking time isn’t too long, you’ll have your delicious cornbread in no time!


Store your leftover cornbread in an airtight container.

Love skillet cornbread? You can use this best cornbread recipe in a cast-iron skillet if that is what you’re familiar with, baking times will vary.

Want to make corn muffins? Then just add this recipe to the muffin pan. Again, cooking time will vary.

Add butter to your cornbread when ready to eat or a drizzle of honey, it’s so good!

Cornbread isn’t just for chili! It also pairs well with any soup!

Vegan Homemade Cornbread

Want to make this great recipe vegan?

You can easily adapt this recipe to make it vegan, by substituting a plant-based milk (like almond milk, vegan butter, and an egg replacement (you can purchase one at the store, or use 1/4 cup of applesauce plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder for each egg called for in the recipe). 

Chili is so much yummier with fresh-baked cornbread!

Gluten Free Homemade Cornbread

This recipe can also be adapted to fit a gluten free diet if you use gluten-free all-purpose flour, and double check that your cornmeal and baking powder are gluten free. 

Prep Time
5 minutes

Cook Time
30 minutes 20 seconds

Total Time
35 minutes 20 seconds


  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened


    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
    2. Coat a square 8×8 baking pan with cooking spray.
    3. In a large bowl, whisk together cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
    4. Add milk, eggs, and butter. Beat until smooth.
    5. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 20-30 or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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Now that you have this delicious recipe, here are some hearty soups and stews to serve along with it!

What is your favorite dish to serve with cornbread? Comment below! 

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