Sarasota's Sweet Cornbread

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"Easy and very basic, but it is still one of my favorites. I add a little white cheddar cheese and serve with my jalapeno butter; but the recipe is so simple, you can add cumin, green chilies, chili powder, jalapenos - pretty much anything you like. In my photo, the squares are much thinner than I normally make them, but I was serving this as chili toppers. If serving them on the side, follow the pan suggested."

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (184.1 g)
  • Calories 528
  • Total Fat - 22.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8 g
  • Cholesterol - 68 mg
  • Sodium - 936.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 76.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.6 g
  • Sugars - 28.4 g
  • Protein - 10.2 g
  • Calcium - 303.3 mg
  • Iron - 2.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Batter ... To a medium size bowl, add the flour, cornmeal, sugars, baking powder, and salt and mix well. Add in the beaten egg, milk, butter and oil until well combined. Fold in the cheese and pour in a 8x8" pan or you can use a round 8 or 9" cake pan too, well greased - I used a non-stick spray.

Step 2

Bake ... Heat the oven to 400 degrees, middle shelf and bake 20-25 minutes until the crust is slightly brown; and when a knife is inserted into the center, it comes out clean.

Step 3

Serve ... Cut and serve with butter, honey butter, or I enjoy mine with my jalapeno butter. My recipe for Jalapeno Lime Butter is also posted. And, as I mentioned - you can make these in a larger pan and they make great chili toppers. ENJOY!

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Excellent with my Corn Chowder and saving for the future!

review by:
(19 Mar 2021)


I didn't add the cheese this time because I wasn't sure the kids would like it that way. We loved it, and the kids made cornbread sandwiches with their ham for Easter dinner. Great cornbread!

review by:
(2 Apr 2018)


My husband went nuts over this cornbread and has asked me to make it twice already this week! I guess you could say we like it! It's nice and moist and went so good with our Chili.

review by:
(2 Oct 2014)


Love love love this cornbread! I made it to go with some homemade chili and it was the perfect side. This cornbread is moist and just sweet enough. Thanks!

review by:
(12 Feb 2012)