Easy Golden Fluffy Cornbread Recipe

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This easy cornbread recipe makes delicious fluffy cornbread that is worthy of a holiday table.  The texture of this sunny golden cornbread is amazing – light, fluffy and full of corn flavor!

Easy Golden Fluffy Cornbread Recipe

This recipe makes a true golden cornbread that doesn’t pretend to be anything other than a bread with deep corn flavor.  Some people make a cake with a little bitty sprinkling of corn meal and a pound of sugar and call it a cornbread.  Not me!  This cornbread has the whole cup of yellow corn meal, so the corn flavor really comes through.  It is not a cake, it is not a muffin, it is not dessert – it is a BREAD that will elevate your meal to the whole new level!

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Any beginner can make this cornbread easily, even if you never bake and don’t even own a mixer!  No mixer or special tools are needed – just put all the ingredients in a bowl, mix (a fork will work for the mixing!), pour in a baking pan and bake.  In comes the mixture, out comes the cornbread – golden-yellow, light and fluffy!

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The best feature of the cornbread is the CRUMB!  What other kind of bread has such large, soft, yellow, mouthwatering crumb full of sweet corn flavor?  Only cornbread can produce a crumb that just stands on its own and actually gets noticed.  It will just crumble inside your mouth, melting away in deliciousness.

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My favorite way of eating this cornbread is with a hearty bowl of chili.  Chili and cornbread are just made for each other!  In fact, cornbread is great with any kind of soup – it turns a bowl of soup into a complete meal!  If you are looking for a perfect chili recipe to go with this delicious cornbread, look no further – I’ve got an amazingly easy crockpot chili recipe for you!

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This hearty warm chili with a side of delicious golden cornbread – mmmmmm!  Doesn’t get any better than that!

Got an Instant Pot? I have an Instant Pot version of this corn bread for you, check out my Instant Pot cornbread recipe.

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Easy Golden Fluffy Cornbread Recipe

This recipe makes a perfect cornbread - golden yellow in color, light and fluffy in texture and delicious and satisfying in flavor! Full corn flavor comes through - delicious!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American, Southern
Servings: 8 servings


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


  • Preheat the oven to 400F.
  • Spray a 9-inch round baking pan with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the egg with a fork. Add milk and oil and mix until combined.
  • Add flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix until combined.
  • Pour the batter in a baking pan.
  • Put in the oven and bake for 25 minutes.
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      1. Melanie would it work to substitute one cup of creamed corn for the milk, or would I lose some magic baking secret by not having the milk protein?

        I am baking for a bake sale so I want to be careful.

        ns (just subscribed)

        1. I’ve never tried substituting creamed corn for the milk, but I know it’s a common substitution for cornbread recipes, so I think it’s worth a try. If you try it, please post back and let us know how it turned out.

  1. I love cornbread so much! It’s not really a ‘thing’ here in Australlia like it seems to be in the US, which is a shame because it’s just so yum. I’ve tried making it a few times, though, as I was introduced to it via recipes from US food bloggers (definitely one of the perks of reading lots of food blogs – trying new foods!). To be honest, though, I think a lot of Australians wouldn’t know what it is – they’d probably think it was a cake or something, because it kind of looks likes one if you’ve never seen it before! There’s also one brand here (which is actually quite hard to find) that does a baking mix which you just add milk/water and oil to, and it was really yummy, too! I must try your golden, fluffy version next time, Melanie! :D

  2. Now I totally feel like I need to make cornbread (and chili!) for dinner. There’s honestly nothing better in the middle of February!

    1. Now this slice of cornbread is going to jump out of the computer screen right on your lap ? Seriously, you need to make this, your house will smell amazing and this cornbread tastes so good!

  3. I absolutely love cornbread, I think I could live off of it. This looks delicious! I definitely agree that the best way to eat it is with chili too, my favorite :)

  4. I love corn bread but it is not a common food here, a lot of time goes in between my corn bread bites. I should make some. Totally agree corn bread has to have lots of corn meal in it. Great recipe!

  5. Wonderful color! I’ve been wanting to make cornbread for years but didn’t manage yet. I’ve no idea how this tastes but I am sure I would love it.

  6. Thank you for the recipe! I followed it to make my first cornbread ever and it is delicious! Me and my husband will have it during the week and can’t wait to try it with chili! :D

  7. Your cornbread look so good, cornbread is not common in New Brunswick, I think I am going to try it tonight with bbq ribs, I think I will have a happy husband. Thank you for the recipe. ?

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