Old Fashioned Cornbread Muffins – How to Make Moist Cornbread from Scratch

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How to make moist cornbread from scratch?  Follow this easy recipe for Old Fashioned Cornbread Muffins. My family won’t let me make any other cornbread recipe after discovering this sweet corn muffin recipe.

Old Fashioned Cornbread Muffins

Have you ever made a recipe, and you pulled it out of the oven and decided you wouldn’t like it because it wasn’t the prettiest?

It’s like judging a book by its cover.

Yep, that’s exactly what I did with  these Old Fashioned Cornbread Muffins.

I was so jazzed about the recipe when I found it in Kentucky Amish Cook Book.  What drew me in was the combination of butter and brown sugar in the ingredient list.

I love sweet cornbread, and I love moist cornbread.

It was a Saturday, and I had leftover Southern Sausage and Pinto Beans for lunch. My family loves this meal, and we eat it about once every two weeks.

I especially love it with cornbread, and since I had marked this Sunny Corn Bread Muffin recipe, I decided to whip out a quick batch to go with our leftovers; you know to jazz them up so that everyone is equally excited about eating the meal for a second go-round.

Homemade Corn Muffins

Well, I went to pull the homemade corn muffins from the oven, and I was immediately disappointed. I expected big, fluffy muffins, and these were a little on the flat side.  So much so, that I didn’t even bother to take a picture of the finished product.

Next thing I know, the entire family is going ga-ga over these homemade cornbread muffins.  There were groans of satisfaction from all around the table. These cornbread muffins from scratch are the bomb!  They are exactly what I love in a cornbread muffin, moist, sweet and buttery.

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Ingredients Needed for Homemade Cornbread Muffins

Brown Sugar

Butter, softened

Flour

Cornmeal

Baking Soda

Cream of Tartar

Salt

Milk

Egg

How to Make Moist Cornbread from Scratch

For the full ingredient amounts and recipe instructions for moist cornbread muffins, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. Preheat oven. Insert muffin liners muffin/cupcake pan or spray pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Cream softened butter and brown sugar.
  3. Add flour, cornmeal, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, egg and milk; blend until smooth.
  4. Pour into prepared cupcake pan.
  5. Bake until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.

How to Make Moist Cornbread from Scratch?  Follow this easy recipe for Old Fashioned Cornbread Muffins. My family won't let me make any other cornbread recipe after discovering this sweet corn muffin recipe. 

Notes About Sweet Corn Muffins:

  • Be sure to use softened butter so that it creams with the brown sugar.
  • This sweet corn bread recipe makes 12 corn muffins.
  • I use yellow cornmeal in these homemade corn muffins.
  • To store, it is best to keep these refrigerated since they are so moist to prevent molding.
  • Use your leftover cornmeal to make some old-fashioned cornmeal mush.
  • Looking for a cornbread recipe with corn in it? Try Maryann’s Sweet Cornbread recipe.
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How to Make Moist Cornbread from Scratch?  Follow this easy recipe for Old Fashioned Cornbread Muffins. My family won't let me make any other cornbread recipe after discovering this sweet corn muffin recipe. 

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Broccoli Cornbread Bake is an easy side dish casserole that uses a box Jiffy mix.  The result is a tasty dish that's feeds a crowd---the perfect holiday side dish. 

Crock Pot Chicken Cornbread Casserole

Be prepared to add Crockpot Chicken Cornbread Stuffing Casserole to your regular rotation of dinners.  It tastes like the best of Thanksgiving dinner wrapped up into one easy meal. I promise your family will lick their plates clean and beg for more!

Maryann’s Sweet Cornbread

Maryann's Sweet Cornbread is quick to put together using baking mix, cornmeal and creamed corn. It's a perfect side dish with your favorite chili or soup.

Sweet Corn Casserole

Sweet Corn Casserole is a classic side dish recipe that the entire family will love.  Jiffy Cornbread mix is the base of this creamy casserole, and the addition of honey takes this tasty dish from good to great.  

Favorite Hearty Main Dish Recipes

What food goes with cornbread muffins?

Cornbread muffins are the perfect side dish in my opinion.  Stews, soups, skillet dinners, grilled meats, pretty much any meal accompanies corn bread perfectly.

Here are our 15 favorite entrees to serve with cornbread muffins.

  1. Creamy Ham and Bean Soup
  2. 12-Minute Old-Fashioned Ham Steak
  3. Green Bean Chili 
  4. Southern Pinto Beans and Sausage
  5. Hamburger Vegetable Soup with V8 Juice
  6. Skillet Smoked Sausage and Cabbage
  7. Weeknight Chili in a Skillet
  8. Collard Greens and Bean Soup
  9. Tuscan Sausage and White Bean Soup
  10. Mom’s Crock Pot Beef Stew 
  11. Poor Man’s Stew
  12. Frozen Meatball Vegetable Soup
  13. Instant Pot American Goulash (Instant Pot Chop Suey Recipe)
  14. Potato Sausage Soup
  15. Crockpot Swiss Steak

How to Make Moist Cornbread from Scratch?  Follow this easy recipe for Old Fashioned Cornbread Muffins. My family won't let me make any other cornbread recipe after discovering this sweet corn muffin recipe. 

How do I make a moist corn muffin?

The trick is to have a perfect combination of wet to dry ingredients. Measure all dry ingredients using solid measuring cups, and all wet ingredients using liquid measuring cups.  Secondly, be sure to avoid over-mixing the cornbread batter.  Stir or blend until just combined.

Also, using a recipe that has egg, milk and melted butter ensures a very moist cornbread muffin.

Old Fashioned Cornbread Muffins - How to Make Moist Cornbread from Scratch

How to Make Moist Cornbread from Scratch?  Follow this easy recipe for Old Fashioned Cornbread Muffins. My family won't let me make any other cornbread recipe after discovering this sweet corn muffin recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make moist cornbread from scratch, moist cornbread, old fashioned cornbread muffins, sweet corn muffins, sweet cornbread
Servings: 12 muffins
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened (1 stick)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup corn meal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 12 muffin tin with liners or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Cream together softened butter and brown sugar.
    How to Make Moist Cornbread from Scratch?  Follow this easy recipe for Old Fashioned Cornbread Muffins. My family won't let me make any other cornbread recipe after discovering this sweet corn muffin recipe. 
  • Add remaining ingredients; combine until smooth.
    How to Make Moist Cornbread from Scratch?  Follow this easy recipe for Old Fashioned Cornbread Muffins. My family won't let me make any other cornbread recipe after discovering this sweet corn muffin recipe. 
  • Pour into prepared cupcake/muffin tin.
    How to Make Moist Cornbread from Scratch?  Follow this easy recipe for Old Fashioned Cornbread Muffins. My family won't let me make any other cornbread recipe after discovering this sweet corn muffin recipe. 
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes.
    How to Make Moist Cornbread from Scratch?  Follow this easy recipe for Old Fashioned Cornbread Muffins. My family won't let me make any other cornbread recipe after discovering this sweet corn muffin recipe. 

Notes

  • This is an old fashioned corn bread muffin recipe.
  • Be sure to use softened butter so that it creams with the brown sugar.
  • This sweet corn bread recipe makes 12 corn muffins.
  • I use yellow cornmeal in these homemade corn muffins. 
  • To store, it is best to keep these refrigerated since they are so moist to prevent molding. 
  • Looking for a cornbread recipe with corn in it? Try Maryann's Sweet Cornbread recipe. 

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How to Make Moist Cornbread from Scratch?  Follow this easy recipe for Old Fashioned Cornbread Muffins. My family won't let me make any other cornbread recipe after discovering this sweet corn muffin recipe. 

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