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Sweet Cornbread

June 3, 2014Teresa

Sweet Cornbread is a fantastic cornbread recipe, especially if you enjoy Sweet Cornbread which I do! But this cornbread has a twist. It includes a can of creamed corn. No, it’s not the typical corn casserole recipe. It’s truly cornbread but with a can of creamed corn in the contents. The creamed corn provides a hearty, delicious texture. I loved the taste of this wonderful cornbread even though I only got a smidgeon of it!

Last week when I was trying to come up with a quick meal to take to someone, I came across this cornbread recipe that I had cut out from the Dallas Morning News years ago and had never tried. Apparently, the recipe originates from Kelly Yandell and The Meaning of Pie, although, I could not find the recipe on her blog anywhere.

The Sweet Cornbread looked good and, thankfully, I had everything on hand to make up a quick batch. This tasty recipe is even baked in a good old cast-iron skillet which I have in abundance. So that was a win-win, too, since I love baking cornbread in a cast-iron skillet. I served this tasty cornbread with Chili Con Carne and yesterday’s, post, Chocolate Chip Cake. All of those recipes are relatively easy and quick to assemble and make.

If you enjoy a Sweet Cornbread with lots of extra texture from the canned creamed corn in the mix then, by all means, give this amazing recipe a try. It’s not your typical recipe. This one is heavier and denser, but it taste’s so good you will be hard-pressed to stop at one piece. I didn’t have any choice since I was making it for someone else! 🙂 But I could have handled two or three huge slabs with a bowl of chili any day!

I initially posted this recipe in June 2014. Unfortunately, only a few of my camera shots were okay. I decided to remake this recipe (June 2019) for our Friday night care group. I served it with Chicken with Creamy Leek Sauce and Skinny Roasted Asparagus. I got compliments about everything.

But we live in Texas and cornbread is big here. However, even the natives enjoyed this tasty Sweet Cornbread recipe. I’m sure you will too. While I didn’t make it in the traditional cast-iron skillet this time, it still turned out fantastic. Yes, hand me another slice. Or two. 🙂

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Sweet Cornbread is a delightful recipe that’s great served with Chili or any kind of Tex-Mex recipe.

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Sweet Cornbread includes a can of creamed corn which provides an awesome texture to the cornbread.

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This cornbread was nice and moist–not dried out like some cornbreads! I served it with Chicken with Creamy Leek Sauce and Skinny Roasted Asparagus.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

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For the dry ingredients: Place UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour in a mixing bowl. (Bleached flour toughens baked goods.) Add cornmeal (stone-ground is the best), sugar, salt, baking soda and baking powder.

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Stir dry ingredients to combine.

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Place the 5 tbsp.  melted butter, eggs, creamed corn and buttermilk (or soured milk) in a separate mixing bowl.

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Whisk or stir wet ingredients to combine.

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Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients.

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Stir ingredients to combine.

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Coat an 8×12″ glass baking dish or a 10-inch cast iron skillet with one tablespoon melted butter. Add cornbread batter.

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Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Allow to cool 10 minutes before cutting.

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Sweet Cornbread is scrumptious!

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This side view shows off the texture of the cornbread.

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Seriously, this cornbread is so good you’ll be drooling over it!

Here’s the recipe.

SWEET CORNBREAD

(Recipe adapted from the Dallas Morning News; source: adapted from The Meaning of Pie)

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Delightfully Sweet Cornbread recipe. It includes a can of creamed corn making it hearty, filling and so satisfying. It's terrific to serve with soups or chili. But it's also wonderful with any main dish meal. If you've never drooled over cornbread before, you will over this fantastic recipe.
Sweet Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the best #cornbread #recipes you'll ever eat! It used a can of #CreamedCorn so it's hearty, filling and totally satisfying. It's wonderful for any main dish meal. #corn #cornmeal #SweetCornbread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Sweet Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the best #cornbread #recipes you'll ever eat! It used a can of #CreamedCorn so it's hearty, filling and totally satisfying. It's wonderful for any main dish meal. #corn #cornmeal #SweetCornbread
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Using one tablespoon melted butter, butter an 8x12" glass baking dish or a large 10-inch cast-iron skillet.
  3. Place flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  4. Place eggs, remaining 5 tbsp. melted butter, buttermilk (or soured milk) and creamed corn in a separate bowl and stir to combine.
  5. Combine dry mixture and wet ingredients with a whisk to combine.
  6. Pour the batter into prepared baking dish or cast-iron skillet and smooth the top.
  7. Bake about 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Allow cornbread to cool 10 minutes before cutting.
Recipe Notes
For Buttermilk: To sour regular milk, pour milk into a measuring cup. Add about a tablespoon of vinegar. Allow milk to sit out on the counter about 5 minutes and curdle before using.
Recipe adapted from the Dallas Morning News; recipe source: The Meaning of Pie.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

[b]Sweet Cornbread[/b]
 
Recipe Type: Breads, Rolls and Muffins
Cuisine: Southern
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from the Dallas Morning News; source: [url href=”http://www.themeaningofpie.com/” target=”_blank” title=”the meaning of pie”]The Meaning of Pie [/url]
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 8
Delightful cornbread with a sweet flavor that includes a can of creamed corn for great texture.
Ingredients
  • 6 tbsp. melted butter, divided use
  • 1 ¼ cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
  • 1 ¼ cups cornmeal (not cornmeal mix)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk or soured milk
  • 1 can creamed corn
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Using one tablespoon melted butter, butter a large 10-inch cast-iron skillet.
  3. Place flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  4. Place eggs, remaining 5 tbsp. melted butter, buttermilk and creamed corn in a separate bowl and stir to combine.
  5. Combine dry mixture and wet ingredients with a whisk to combine.
  6. Pour the batter into prepared cast-iron skillet.
  7. Bake about 30 minutes until top of cornbread is firm.
  8. Allow cornbread to cool 10 minutes before cutting.
  9. Cut in pie shapes or squares, as desired.
 
Notes
[b]For Buttermilk: [/b]To sour regular milk, pour milk into a measuring cup. Add about a tablespoon of vinegar. Allow milk to sit out on the counter about 5 minutes before using.
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Doesn’t Sweet Cornbread look delicious? It was sure wonderful with Chicken with Creamy Leek Sauce and Skinny Roasted Asparagus.

Sweet Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the best #cornbread #recipes you'll ever eat! It used a can of #CreamedCorn so it's hearty, filling and totally satisfying. It's wonderful for any main dish meal. #corn #cornmeal #SweetCornbread

Everyone loved the taste of this amazing cornbread.

Sweet Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the best #cornbread #recipes you'll ever eat! It used a can of #CreamedCorn so it's hearty, filling and totally satisfying. It's wonderful for any main dish meal. #corn #cornmeal #SweetCornbread

This quick and easy Sweet Cornbread is great for company dinners. Especially if you know your guests enjoy a sweeter tasting cornbread.

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Sweet Potato Cornbread  

Sweet Potato Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #cornbread includes #SweetPotatoes for a delightfully #southern spin on traditional cornbread #recipes. This #healthy version is #GlutenFree & #CleanEating. Terrific #SideDish for company or #holiday menus like #FathersDay. We enjoy it for #Breakfast as well as dinner. #SweetPotatoCornbread
Print Recipe
Sweet Cornbread BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Delightfully Sweet Cornbread recipe. It includes a can of creamed corn making it hearty, filling and so satisfying. It's terrific to serve with soups or chili. But it's also wonderful with any main dish meal. If you've never drooled over cornbread before, you will over this fantastic recipe.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Sweet Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the best #cornbread #recipes you'll ever eat! It used a can of #CreamedCorn so it's hearty, filling and totally satisfying. It's wonderful for any main dish meal. #corn #cornmeal #SweetCornbread
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Using one tablespoon melted butter, butter an 8x12" glass baking dish or a large 10-inch cast-iron skillet.
  3. Place flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  4. Place eggs, remaining 5 tbsp. melted butter, buttermilk (or soured milk) and creamed corn in a separate bowl and stir to combine.
  5. Combine dry mixture and wet ingredients with a whisk to combine.
  6. Pour the batter into prepared baking dish or cast-iron skillet and smooth the top.
  7. Bake about 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Allow cornbread to cool 10 minutes before cutting.
Recipe Notes
For Buttermilk: To sour regular milk, pour milk into a measuring cup. Add about a tablespoon of vinegar. Allow milk to sit out on the counter about 5 minutes and curdle before using.
Recipe adapted from the Dallas Morning News; recipe source: The Meaning of Pie.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

24 Comments

  • Anonymous

    January 28, 2019 at 10:21 am

    In your “here’s what I did” picture, you show your dry ingredients measured in liquid measuring cups. Is this just for show? I’ve always been taught that baking is a science and to get the best results you need to measure correctly.

    1. Teresa

      January 28, 2019 at 1:08 pm

      I use those measuring cups for liquid and dry ingredients. I’ve been baking for 40 + years and have never had a problem with my recipes turning out weird or funky because of the way I measure. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Cat

    May 16, 2018 at 11:13 am

    I just made this recipe as muffins, they are delicious! I added a cup of cheese and some jalapeño peppers, turned out great. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Teresa

      May 16, 2018 at 11:32 am

      Hi, Cat. I love the idea of adding cheese and jalapenos – especially since this is already a sweet recipe. I think I’ll make it that way the next time I make it. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  • Lily

    February 16, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    How long would I need to bake it for if I made it in cupcake tins?

    1. Teresa

      February 16, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      I would make it more like muffins in that case. Bake at 425 for 5 minutes and reduce heat to 350 for 15-19 minutes longer, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. (Fill the muffin tins almost to the top).

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  • M

    October 11, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Has anyone tried to make this in something other than a cast iron skillet? I do not have one and this sounds so yummy!!!

    1. Teresa

      October 11, 2015 at 7:19 pm

      You can pour the batter into any kind of baking dish and it will be fine.

  • Cheré

    October 5, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Hello, I just wanted to let you know that this is the BEST cornbread recipe I have ever tried. I made it the other day over at my mom’s. She was making chili and I offered to make cornbread. I found this on pinterest and we had all of the stuff to make it. Some neighbors had given us some jalapenos out of their garden, so I chopped some up and added those, and put some cheese in as well. It as SO GOOD. It outshone the chili even, and my mom makes very good chili. I have never been to your site before and have been looking around, you have lots of other recipes I would like to try, too. Thanks again! And keep up the good work 🙂

  • Kim

    September 17, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Delish!!! I make this to go with my homemade chili. My hubby and I sometimes eat the leftovers on following nights for desert. It’s also great in the morning with bacon and fried eggs. Yummmmm!!!

    1. Teresa

      September 18, 2015 at 8:05 am

      Thank you, Kim. This is one of my personal cornbread favorites too! Thanks for stopping by.

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    January 14, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    did you really mean just 1/4 c. buttermilk? or maybe 1 1/4 c.?

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      January 14, 2015 at 6:54 pm

      Oh, Emily, I’m so glad you found this. I went back to my newspaper clipping and the font was so tiny it really looked like 1/4 cup. But when I looked at it more closely it’s actually 3/4 cup! My eyes aren’t what they used to be. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for bringing this to my attention.

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  • Anonymous

    June 3, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Looks good!

    1. Teresa

      June 3, 2014 at 7:54 pm

      Thank you! It really is a great tasting cornbread.

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