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5 from 4 votes

Golden Sweet Cornbread

This golden sweet cornbread recipe makes perfect muffins for your everyday dinner or Thanksgiving side! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: Nina Hendrick


Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup self-rising flour optional, sift for fluffier results
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted one stick
  • 1 large egg, whisked
  • 1 cup milk if making casserole or skillet, add 1/4 cup


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease muffin tin, or 8" casserole dish, or loaf pan, or 8" cast iron skillet. 
  • Mix dry ingredients until well blended.
  • Whisk together melted butter, whisked egg, and milk. 
  • Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Mix until fully combined. 
  • Pour batter into pan of choice. Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Top will have a golden appearance. 


The results can be dry with larger pans versus muffins. If making casserole or skillet, add additional 1/4 cup of milk for moisture.