Sweet Skillet Cornbread

This Sweet Skillet Cornbread is so easy to make, super delicious -and a family favorite side dish recipe for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 

I love cornbread. I enjoy making it and for some reason it just seems to taste better from scratch. It’s really good with Chili, Lasagna, Spaghetti and goes well with soups and stews. Occasionally, like this morning, I’ll make it for breakfast. Drizzle with a little bit of my favorite blackberry honey or blueberry butter and it’s ooh it’s so good!!

How to make this recipe good and affordable?

Here are some of the strategies you can use to make this recipe more budget friendly for your grocery budget:

  • Make your own mixes from scratch – Don’t buy those pre-packaged boxes of cornbread from the grocery store. A bag of cornmeal goes a long way. You can make your own at home much cheaper and it even taste better!
  • Buy in Bulk -Stock Up when items are on sale. When I see baking items on sale at the grocery store, no matter what season it is, I buy in bulk. Stocking my pantry, when these items go on sale, is saving my family money.

How I make this recipe easy

We all have the basic kitchen tools that make our kitchen functional such as pots and pans, mixing bowls, bakeware, etc. but the right kitchen tools will always make the job easier and quicker for a busy mom. Previously, as a Pampered Chef Consultant, I’ve catered my collection so that they are perfect for my needs. Making for less time in the kitchen and more time with the family.

Here are my favorite tools that I use for this recipe:

  • Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl – I find for me personally, the batter flows out of stainless steel nice than a plastic bowl. I have small and large stainless steel bowls for a variety of kitchen uses.
  • Stainless Steel Wire Whisk – I absolutely love my Pampered Chef one, but these hold up nicely when I’m mixing by hand and the wires don’t bend with heavy mixing. Plus they’re affordably priced.
  • Non-Stick, Heat-Resistant Rubber Spatula – I have one of these for every type of use in the kitchen, baking or cooking. 
  • Cast Iron Skillet– It’s always nice to have at least one cast iron skillet for cooking. It doesn’t have to be an expensive one but a good one. Very easy to cook in and  it’s pre-seasoned properly.

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You’ll have to make this recipe for yourself  or your family and let me know what you think!

Sweet Skillet Cornbread


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup yellow corn meal
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 Tablespoons butter, melted plus 1 Tablespoon melted for skillet


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place skillet in oven as it’s preheating.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, corn meal, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. Combine milk, eggs, vegetable oil and butter in a small bow; mix well. Add to flour mixture; stir just until blended.
  4. Melt 1 Tablespoon of butter and pour into  warmed skillet. (Be careful, skillet is hot.) Add corn bread mixture and bake for 15 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

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Noel is a CEO and Mother of 4 who can be found blogging from her home office, who’s passionate about family, nutrition, fitness and supporting others reach their health & fitness goals. Noel uses her blog to share about simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, walking, workouts and a little sprinkle of life! She created Noel’s Kitchen Tips teaching families how to make budget friendly meal and healthy recipes. She’s blessed to have the opportunity to be able to teach busy moms and families how to use food and cooking as a means of bringing family mealtimes back to the table and stay healthy.


  1. The way cornbread should be made, in a cast iron skillet. This recipe looks delish! We love cornbread here and I will have to pass your recipe on to her!

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  8. This is such a good recipe. I make it almost every Sunday for my wife and kids. We love that the bottom comes out a little crunchy! Thanks for sharing.

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