Sweet and Savory Amish Cornbread Recipe

The Amish Cornbread Recipe has been around for generations, passed down from one family member to another. It is a classic recipe that embodies the essence of old-fashioned cooking and rustic charm. It is simple, wholesome, and comforting – just like the Amish way of life.

The recipe is made with a combination of all-purpose flour and yellow cornmeal, which gives it a delightful texture and a slightly sweet flavor. The addition of buttermilk and sour cream makes it moist and tangy, while baking powder and baking soda help it rise to perfection.

This delicious cornbread is versatile enough to be served at any meal or occasion. Whether you’re looking for a quick breakfast, a tasty snack, or an accompaniment to your favorite main course, this Amish Cornbread Recipe is sure to please.

So why not try making this easy Amish Cornbread Recipe today? Your family will love its rich flavor and hearty texture. And who knows? It may even become a new family tradition in your home.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Amish Cornbread
Amish Cornbread

Are you looking for a simple, yet delicious cornbread recipe that will tantalize your taste buds with its sweetness and moist texture? Then look no further than this Amish Cornbread Recipe!

There are so many reasons why you’ll fall in love with this recipe. Firstly, it’s incredibly easy to make, requiring only a few basic ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. This is the perfect recipe for beginners or those who don’t have much experience in baking.

Secondly, this Amish Cornbread Recipe is extremely versatile. You can enjoy it as a side dish for dinner, pair it with a salad for lunch, or eat it as a snack on its own. It’s even delicious for breakfast when toasted and paired with butter and jam.

Thirdly, this recipe produces a moist and fluffy cornbread that will melt in your mouth. The buttermilk and sour cream help to keep the bread moist while providing a tangy flavor that perfectly complements the sweetness of the cornmeal.

Lastly, this cornbread recipe pairs well with so many dishes, from chili to fried chicken to roasted vegetables. Trust me when I say that once you taste this Amish Cornbread Recipe, you’ll want to make it again and again.

So if you’re looking for an easy-to-make, flavorful cornbread recipe that will leave your taste buds wanting more, give this Amish Cornbread Recipe a try!

Ingredient List

 Golden brown and delicious Amish Cornbread
Golden brown and delicious Amish Cornbread

Let’s gather the necessary ingredients for this Easy Amish Cornbread Recipe!

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 cup sour cream

You can easily find all these ingredients at a local supermarket or grocery store near you. It’s essential that you measure the ingredients accurately and use high-quality ones to ensure the best results.

The Recipe How-To


Now that we have gathered all our ingredients, we can start making our Amish Cornbread. First, preheat your oven to 400°F and generously grease your 9×13-inch baking dish with butter or cooking spray.

Step 1: Mix Dry Ingredients

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup of yellow cornmeal, 1 teaspoon of salt, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1 teaspoon of baking soda until well combined.

Step 2: Mix Wet Ingredients

In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together 1 egg, 1/4 cup of melted butter, 1/4 cup of granulated sugar, and 1 cup of milk until well combined.

Step 3: Combine Dry and Wet Ingredients

Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and stir until just combined. Then pour in 1 cup of buttermilk and stir until just incorporated.

Step 4: Add Optional Ingredients

At this point, you may add some optional ingredients to enhance the flavor and texture of your cornbread. Some great ideas include 1 can (15 ounces) of creamed corn, or 3/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese or even diced jalapeños for a spicy kick!

Step 5: Bake

Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and bake for approximately 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Let it cool for several minutes before serving. Cut it into squares and enjoy with butter, honey, or even jam!

Now sit back and indulge in this deliciously moist classic Amish Cornbread that will leave you wanting more.

Substitutions and Variations

 A slice of heaven in every bite
A slice of heaven in every bite

When it comes to preparing any recipe, it’s always good to have options for different ingredients that suit your taste buds or diet preferences. With this Amish Cornbread Recipe, there are a few substitutions and variations that are worth trying.

Firstly, if you’re looking to make a gluten-free version of this recipe, you can replace the all-purpose flour with gluten-free flour (such as rice flour, almond flour or buckwheat flour) in a 1:1 ratio. This will give you the perfect texture and taste, just without the wheat components that some individuals cannot tolerate.

On the other hand, if you’re seeking a sweeter or spicier cornbread, add in some ingredients such as jalapeños or honey. For instance, mix in half a cup of fresh jalapeños when adding your sour cream and buttermilk mixture to give it a spicy kick.

Alternatively, to make this cornbread bread sweeter than usual, use one cup of cream corn instead of yellow cornmeal. You can also adjust the amount of sugar you use according to your preference.

Another variation could be using plant-based milk instead of dairy milk – this is ideal if you follow a vegan or lactose-free lifestyle. Replace milk with any plant-based milk such as soy milk, almond milk or oat milk for an irresistible moist and yummy result.

Lastly, consider baking these usually made muffin-shaped easy Amish sour cream Cornbreads in a cast-iron skillet like Southern Biscuits Recipe style. Use your skillet such as Lodge Cast Iron for this variation will give the cornbread its classic fried exterior while remaining super moist inside

The possibilities with this recipe are endless! Have fun and experiment with different variations until you find the perfect combination that’s right for you.

Serving and Pairing

 The perfect accompaniment to a hot bowl of chili
The perfect accompaniment to a hot bowl of chili

Now that you have baked your gorgeous and delicious Amish Cornbread, let’s talk about serving and pairing this beauty.

This cornbread is a versatile side dish that complements a wide range of dishes. It is perfect to be served alongside BBQ ribs, roasted chicken, pulled pork, chili, soup, or just about any comfort food you can think of. Its slightly sweet taste and tender texture are going to enhance the flavors of your main dish.

If you want to elevate this cornbread even more, try serving it with a pat of butter or honey drizzled on top. You can also crumble it up to use as a base for a delicious breakfast casserole or stuffing for Thanksgiving.

One thing to keep in mind when serving is that you need to cut the cornbread gently with a sharp serrated knife or a cast-iron skillet. The bread is rich and dense; it can crumble if not handled properly.

Want to add some more fun to your Amish Cornbread dinner? Add some toppings like cheddar cheese, bacon bits, herbs or jalapeños. Be creative!

Overall, this Amish Cornbread recipe is so versatile and easy that you’ll love making it all year round.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Homemade goodness straight from the oven
Homemade goodness straight from the oven

Now that you have tried my delicious Amish Cornbread, you may be wondering how to store the leftovers. I understand, sometimes a recipe yields more than what we need for one meal, but that’s okay, because this cornbread can also be enjoyed later!

If you want to make it ahead of time, the best thing to do is to prepare the batter, pour it into a greased baking dish or skillet, cover it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and refrigerate it for up to 24 hours. When you’re ready to bake it, simply remove it from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature for about 30 minutes before placing it in the oven.

When it comes to storing Amish Cornbread after baking, make sure it cools down completely before wrapping it in plastic wrap or storing it in an airtight container. It lasts up to three days at room temperature, as long as kept well-covered. Alternatively, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to five days.

For reheating leftover Amish cornbread slices, my favorite method is heating them up in a cast-iron skillet with a small amount of butter over medium heat until crispy on both sides. It will retain its delicious freshly baked taste even after reheating.

This sweet cornbread can also be frozen for up to two months! To freeze, let pieces of cornbread cool completely and wrap each slice tightly in plastic wrap and then heavy-duty foil. Make sure to label and date them so you know when they were made. When you’re ready to eat them again, thaw them out overnight in the refrigerator and then warm them up following the same reheating methods mentioned above.

Now that you know everything about storing and reheating this easy moist Amish Cornbread recipe, why not try making a big batch next time? This way you can enjoy some immediately and keep the rest for later!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Fluffy and tender cornbread with a crunchy crust
Fluffy and tender cornbread with a crunchy crust

When cooking Amish cornbread, it’s important to get the right balance of sweet and savory flavors. Here are some tips to help you achieve perfect results every time.

To ensure your cornbread comes out moist and delicious, do not overmix the batter. Overmixing can lead to a tougher texture and uneven distribution of ingredients. Instead, mix until everything is just combined, then pour into your baking dish.

One of the keys to a successful cornbread recipe is choosing the right pan. Traditional Amish cornbread is often baked in a cast iron skillet, which provides even heat distribution and a crispy crust. If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, you can use an 8×8 inch baking dish instead.

If you’re using fresh corn in your recipe, be sure to scrape the kernels off of the cob carefully to avoid losing too much liquid. The liquid from fresh corn adds extra moisture and flavor to your cornbread, so it’s worth the extra effort.

To give your cornbread an extra boost of flavor, add a spoonful of honey or maple syrup to the batter before baking. This will enhance the sweetness without making it overwhelming. Alternatively, you can sprinkle some grated cheese or chopped jalapeños on top for a savory twist.

Finally, be patient when removing your cornbread from the oven. It’s important to let it cool for at least 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving. This allows the bread to settle and absorb any excess moisture, resulting in a perfectly textured and flavorful dish.

By following these simple tips and tricks, you’ll be able to create an unforgettable batch of Amish cornbread that’s sure to impress any crowd.


Now that you’ve got a complete guide on how to make an amazing Amish cornbread, you may still have some unanswered questions. Don’t worry; in this section, we cover the most frequently asked questions about this recipe to help ensure your success the next time you make it.

What is the difference between cornbread and Southern cornbread?

When it comes to cornbread, there are two main styles: Northern and Southern. Northern cornbread is known for its crumbly texture, and it’s not as sweet as its Southern counterpart. To achieve this texture, fewer eggs and yellow cornmeal are typically used. Southern-style cornbread, on the other hand, is often made with more eggs and can be made with either white or yellow cornmeal. It’s also known for its buttery finish and cakelike texture.

What ingredient keeps cornbread from crumbling?

If you want your cornbread to be less dry and crumbly, incorporating oil and sour cream can be a game changer. This simple addition can make your cornbread much more moist and enjoyable.

What does adding an extra egg to cornbread do?

When it comes to baking bread, certain ingredients can impact the final taste of the loaf. For instance, the amount of corn used can affect the corn flavoring in the bread, while the addition of an egg can lend an eggier taste. Swapping water for buttermilk can also alter the flavor of the bread by adding a creamy quality. These small changes in ingredients can have a big impact on the overall taste of the bread.

Does cornbread taste better with oil or butter?

As a culinary explorer, I have experimented with different ingredients to enhance the flavor and texture of cornbread. While oil can keep the bread moist, it often lacks the rich taste that butter can bring. Therefore, I have found that using butter alongside buttermilk can add both moisture and flavor to the bread, elevating it to a new level of deliciousness. Buttermilk has proven to be a versatile ingredient that can add a delicate tanginess to cakes, muffins, and breads while also keeping them extra moist. With this combination, your cornbread will become the star of any meal.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Amish cornbread recipe is a great addition to any meal. With its easy and simple steps, you can create a delicious and moist Amish sour cream cornbread in no time. This recipe highlights the importance of using quality ingredients such as the all-purpose flour, yellow cornmeal, and Amish friendship bread.

If you’re looking for a new baking recipe to try out, then this easy Amish cornbread recipe is definitely worth a shot! It’s perfect for any occasion – whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Plus, it pairs well with a hot bowl of chili or soup during the colder months.

Don’t miss out on giving this recipe a try. With these detailed instructions and tips, you’ll be able to create a delicious and tender Amish sour cream cornbread that your friends and family will love. So grab your ingredients, heat up the cast-iron skillet, and enjoy making this sweet cornbread at home!

Amish Cornbread

Amish Cornbread Recipe

This recipe is from The Best of Amish Cooking, a cookbook that my very kind swap partner sent to me. It is moist, sweet and absolutely delicious!!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 1 pan
Calories 188.8 kcal


  • 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup milk or 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Grease 8' square pan.
  • Stir together dry ingredients.
  • Mix liquid ingredients together.
  • Make a well in the dry ingredients, then add liquid all at once.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • Pour into pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • Serve warm.
  • Note: I recommend using buttermilk, I have found the flavour and texture to be better than when using milk.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 70gCalories: 188.8kcalCarbohydrates: 25.7gProtein: 3.9gFat: 8.1gSaturated Fat: 1.6gCholesterol: 27.3mgSodium: 359.9mgFiber: 1.1gSugar: 5.7g
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