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Easy Homemade Sweet Cornbread Muffins

Cornbread muffins are a delicious treat, and they’re even better when made at home. This recipe for sweet cornbread muffins is so easy to follow that you’ll be making these moist cornbread muffins in no time at all!

Six sweet cornbread muffins.

These sweet cornbread muffins are the perfect addition to any meal.

You can “jazz them up” with add-ins like chopped jalapeño, green onion, bacon bits, cheese cubes–whatever you want! You can’t go wrong here folks. Feel free to experiment.

Your family will love these cornbread muffins, and so will your guests. These are perfect for any occasion!

Ingredients

For these tasty cornbread treats, you need the following ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup yellow cornmeal
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 cup milk

How To Make Sweet Cornbread Muffins

You begin by preheating your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and mixing the dry ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl.

Dry ingredients to make corn muffins.

Next, whisk together the “wet” ingredients.

Mixing an egg and melted butter together.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until they are well combined. You don’t want to over-mix the batter. (Although I added the wet ingredients to the dry, it really is better if you do it the other way around. That should help to minimize clumping.)

Stirring cornbread batter.

Pour the batter into your muffin pan and bake for 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Cornbread muffins in a pan.

Remove from oven and let cool on wire rack before serving.

Baked cornbread muffins.

Sweet Corn Muffins

Your family will love these cornbread muffins, and so will your guests. These are perfect for any occasion! You can “jazz them up” with add-ins like chopped jalapeño, green onion, bacon bits, cheese cubes–whatever you want! You can’t go wrong here folks. Feel free to experiment.
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Course: Breads
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 177kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • muffin pan

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup yellow cornmeal
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 cup milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Mix together all dry ingredients.
  • Add remaining ingredients, stirring until moistened.
  • Pour into greased muffin tins and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Notes

***You can prepare this in a heated and buttered large cast iron skillet. My brother-in-law calls this Johnny Cake from his early days in Michigan.

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 206mg | Potassium: 253mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 1mg
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Cornbread is a Southern staple and is really easy to make. Because these muffins are more like lightly sweetened muffins, they are perfect for breakfast or brunch.

A sweet cornbread muffin with a bite taken out of it.

If you prefer your cornbread not to be in the shape of a muffin, check out these other cornbread recipes at Southern Kissed:

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