Best Cornbread Recipe

Best Cornbread Recipe

How To Make Best Cornbread

Try this moist and flavorful cornbread that pairs with just about any dish! It’s baked with cornmeal, buttermilk, applesauce, and a hint of honey.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • cupscornmeal
  • cupsbuttermilk
  • cupsall-purpose flour,scoop and level to measure
  • tspbaking powder
  • ¾tspbaking soda
  • ¾tspsalt
  • 8tbspunsalted butter,melted
  • 8ozunsweetened applesauce,(2 containers) at room temperature
  • ¼-½cupgranulated sugar,to taste
  • 3tbsphoney
  • 3large eggs


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together cornmeal and buttermilk until well blended. Allow to rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Butter a 13×9-inch baking dish. Set aside.

  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

  4. Add melted butter, applesauce, sugar, honey, and eggs to cornmeal mixture and whisk until well combined.

  5. Stir in dry ingredients and whisk just until combined (small lumps like pancake batter are fine).

  6. Pour mixture into the prepared baking dish, spread into an even layer, and bake for 23 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  7. Cool on a wire rack for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with honey or whipped honey butter. Store in an airtight container.


  • Calories: 962.76kcal
  • Fat: 7.24g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.12g
  • Trans Fat: 0.24g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.96g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.58g
  • Carbohydrates: 226.71g
  • Fiber: 1.06g
  • Sugar: 205.57g
  • Protein: 4.29g
  • Cholesterol: 51.06mg
  • Sodium: 263.48mg
  • Calcium: 70.43mg
  • Potassium: 99.34mg
  • Iron: 1.56mg
  • Vitamin A: 68.54µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.25mg
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