Easy Cornbread

4.8 from 28 reviews

A quick and easy Cornbread recipe which you can make in 30 minutes! This cornbread is perfect as a side dish or even served as a sweet snack.



  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/390°F (without fan).
  2. Grease a cast-iron skillet (26 cm/10.5 inch) with butter or non-stick baking spray. (See Kitchen Notes below for using other pans.)
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the cornmeal (or polenta), flour, sugar, salt and baking powder.
  4. In a measuring jug, whisk together the milk and egg.
  5. Pour the milk mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients.
  6. Lightly mix until everything is just combined.
  7. Last, mix through the melted butter.
  8. Pour the mixture into the prepared skillet (or cake pan).
  9. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the top of the cornbread is lightly golden.
  10. Serve warm, but allow the cornbread to rest for about 5-10 minutes before serving (not crucial, but the cornbread will be very soft if served straight from the oven).

Kitchen Notes

Instead of a cast-iron skillet, you could also use a 23 cm/9 inch round cake pan or 20 cm/8 inch square cake pan.

This recipe makes 12 muffins which need 12 to 15 minutes to bake in the oven.

This recipe is adapted from Nigella Bites by Nigella Lawson.

All recipes on this website state temperatures for a regular oven (i.e. a conventional oven without fan). If you have a convection oven with a fan, please consult the manufacturer’s handbook on how to adjust the temperature and baking time accordingly.

To convert from cups to grams, and vice-versa, please see this handy Conversion Chart for Basic Ingredients.