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Favorite Cornbread

Carol Allen of McLeansboro, Illinois shares her recipe for Favorite Corn Bread. "A great addition to any meal, this corn bread uses basic ingredients and is simple to make," reports Carol.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    9 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup shortening


  • In a bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add the milk, eggs and shortening; beat for 1 minute. Pour into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 425° for 20-25 minutes or until bread is golden brown and tests done.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 210 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 403mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • momofajj
    Jan 23, 2021

    I found this similar to the one on the corn bread box. Are used buttermilk and also added half a cup of grated cheddar cheese I baked it in a cast-iron frying pan. it was moist and delicious!

  • gunslinger
    Oct 29, 2020

    Very tasty slightly sweet corn bread!

  • Nancy
    Feb 24, 2019

    I guess I need help with this one, as the butter and sugar, by using a hand held beater, never got light and fluffy. Seemed to get heavier. It was good right out of the oven, but I found it to be very dry, crumbly and without extra butter and/or honey, I didn’t think it was anything special. I won’t make it again, unless someone can show we what I did wrong.

  • annettethomsen1
    Sep 26, 2017

    Quick, easy and delicious

  • 2124arizona
    Jul 21, 2017

    This recipe is delightfully tasty and is perfect for our family!

  • Jesuslives777
    Feb 7, 2016

    Recipe is incredibly fast and easy to make. Bakes wonderful but my only critique is the bread is a tiny bit dry. Phyllis in Anaheim, Ca. ??

  • Peggie0203
    Jul 2, 2014

    Like other reviewers, I also found this to be a good, basic corn bread recipe. It s quick to make, and easy to make only half a batch, which is important to me.

  • smsaige
    Apr 30, 2013

    This is the recipe on the box of corn meal that I use all the time. I just drizzle honey all over the top before baking. My family loves it with Chili.

  • Heather
    Aug 7, 2008

    No comment left

  • mrsdarcy24
    May 10, 2008

    I liked this recipe, it's a good basic cornbread, that everyone liked, nothing fancy, just quick good down to earth cooking. The way Taste of Home used to be. Thanks