How to Make Moist Cornbread

Cornbread is a very simple dish to bake. However, many of the simplest recipes do not result in the best tasting cornbread. Boxed mixes are convenient, but can be dry and grainy. It is possible to enjoy the convenience of a boxed mix, but create a tastier final product by making a few adjustments to the original recipe. Follow the tips carefully and try the moist cornbread recipes at home.

Moist Cornbread Recipes

1. Moist and Easy Cornbread


This is one of the simplest cornbread recipes available. It is easy to make, but still products a moist final product.

Servings: 4 to 6


  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 6 tspn. melted unsalted butter
  • Butter for greasing baking dish
  • 1 tspn. sugar
  • ½ tspn. baking soda
  • 1 ½ tspn. baking powder
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tspn. salt
  • 2 large lightly beaten eggs
  • 1 ½ cup buttermilk


  • Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Grease 8-inch baking dish and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix all dry ingredients.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, buttermilk, and melted butter. Pour the liquid mixture into the dry mixture and mix until there are lumps, but no dry spots. Pour the batter into the greased baking dish.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the top is golden brown and tester inserted into the middle of the corn bread comes out clean.
  • Let finished cornbread cool for approximately 10 minutes before serving.

2. Moist Sweet Cornbread


This simple recipe uses butter, milk, and honey to create a moist cornbread.

Servings: 10 to 12


  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 3 cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup vegetable oil
  • ⅓ cup melted butter
  • 4 beaten eggs
  • 2½ cup whole milk
  • 1⅓ cup sugar
  • 2 tspn. baking powder
  • 1 tspn. salt
  • 2 tspn. honey


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Grease a 9X13 inch baking dish
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
  • To the dry mix, add butter, vegetable oil, milk, and eggs. Stir until moistened, but be careful not to over-stir.
  • Pour the batter into the baking dish.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until the top of the cornbread is golden and beginning to crack.
  • Cool before serving.

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General Rules for Making Moist Cornbread

1. Sweetening

It is possible to make traditional cornbread recipes sweeter. Instead of adding standard white sugar, try corn syrup, light brown sugar, or honey. In addition to giving the bread a sweeter taste, it also creates a moist texture.

2. More Fat

Cornbread is a low-fat food, especially compared to many other baked goods. Just a slight increase in the fat content of a standard cornbread recipe can add a great deal of moisture. Adding a single egg yolk or a third cup of vegetable oil or melted butter is enough to moisten the bread without making the batter to thin.

3. Moistening Ingredients

In addition to sweeteners, oil, butter, and eggs, there are other ingredients that add moisture to the recipe. Creamed corn creates moisture and adds a richer flavor to the bread. Likewise, you can make a vegetable cornbread by shredding zucchini, eggplant, or peppers and adding them to the mix. Finally, add a quarter cup of heavy cream, sour cream, or plain yogurt to the mix. If you are adding a combination of moistening ingredients, reduce the amount of liquid added. For instance, a cup of creamed corn and a quarter cup of cream results in a moist bread that holds it shape.

4. Methodology

If you prefer not to add anything to moisten your cornbread, you can alter the preparation to create moisture. Corn meal absorbs moisture, so the longer it sits before baking, the more moist the final product. Allow the batter to sit for up to 30 and then bake as recommended.

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