Try This Cornbread Recipe


Here in the south, cornbread is a staple of any country meal. And in Tennessee, we have high expectations that our cornbread must be the best. So when somebody comes along with a new recipe, frankly, it better be good. Well, when you try this cornbread recipe we think you’ll discover that it meets the standards we hold for good country cooking right here in Lebanon, Tennessee.

Make It Your Own

One of the reasons why this cornbread is so perfect for us here in Lebanon is because we can add our own Tennessee style to it. The recipe is very flexible with choices like melted butter or oil, fine or medium ground cornmeal, all-purpose flour or white whole wheat flour. You can even adjust the sweetness specifically to your taste by playing with the exact amount of sugar you want to include.


While there is flexibility, here are the ingredients as listed in the recipe. Again, you may want to alter these or adjust the amount in certain cases.

  • All purpose flour: All purpose flour will allow the bread to rise a bit and give it the spongy, caky consistency of bread.
  • Yellow cornmeal: A must for cornbread. It gives the bread its golden-brown color and the grainy, delicious consistency.
  • Granulated sugar: This gives the bread the touch of sweetness it needs to balance out the corn and bread flavors.
  • Salt: Just a pinch of salt will bring out the complexity of flavors.
  • Baking powder: This will help the dough rise and expand as it bakes.
  • Butter: Butter is a must to give the cornbread a moist, flaky, rich flavor.
  • Egg: This binds everything together and helps the bread rise.
  • Milk: Milk helps make for a rich, moist cornbread.

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Topping Suggestions

Do you like to eat your cornbread plain? Do you want to dip or crumble it in soup or chili? Or would you prefer a delicious topping? Cornbread can be eaten in a number of ways. Some options you might like if you want a topping are honey, butter, jelly, or jam.

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