The Best Homemade Cornbread Recipe

Homemade Cornbread from thelittlekitchen.net

I have been wanting to shout from the rooftops about this cornbread recipe ever since I had it a couple of months ago. Seriously, it's the best ever cornbread!

I was invited to the 40th anniversary celebration of the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue at Walt Disney World's Fort Wilderness Resort. I have never been before…I can't believe I haven't. It was such a blast. PS I found out that not only do they have campgrounds at Fort Wilderness, they also have cabins. They look like real rustic cabins on the outside but they are really nice and cozy on the inside with all of the amenities of a hotel room. You learn something new every day!

Walt Disney World Hoop Dee Doo

The place setting of the tables makes you feel like you're in frontier times. With servers and the the Pioneer Hall Players dressed the part.

Walt Disney World Hoop Dee Doo

The food…oh my goodness, the food. I instagrammed the cornbread because seriously…they give you tons (yes!) and it's amazing. Right then and there, I knew I would be making this recipe at home.

Walt Disney World Hoop Dee Doo

The fried chicken…just lovely. The servers play the part and THROW a bucket of chicken on the table, it's pretty hilarious.

Walt Disney World Hoop Dee Doo

The dancing and singing is all good clean fun and perfect for the whole family. <3

Walt Disney World Hoop Dee Doo

And our server demanded that I actually “work” and handed me a washboard and a spoon. My friend Christine took this photo…I had no idea one of the singer/dancers photobombed the photo!

Walt Disney World Hoop Dee Doo

Lovely, just lovely strawberry shortcake desserts. I was so stuffed near the end but this cake was so good, I had to take a bite, okay a bunch of bites.

Homemade Cornbread from thelittlekitchen.net

I feel so lucky that the Disney Chefs shares a lot of the recipes they make at the resort, in the parks and their restaurants!

First, I whisk together the dry ingredients.

Homemade Cornbread from thelittlekitchen.net

The way I like to measure oil is to first measure the milk or water and then pour in the vegetable oil. That way you get less oil sticking in your measuring cup!

Homemade Cornbread from thelittlekitchen.net

Beat the egg.

Homemade Cornbread from thelittlekitchen.net

Then, beat in the other wet ingredients.

Homemade Cornbread from thelittlekitchen.net

Add dry ingredients in batches.

Homemade Cornbread from thelittlekitchen.net

Using a rubber spatula, mix the dry ingredients in.

Homemade Cornbread from thelittlekitchen.net

Pour into a loaf pan.

Homemade Cornbread from thelittlekitchen.net

Or make these into muffins!

Homemade Cornbread from thelittlekitchen.net

You NEED to make this cornbread recipe…it's the perfect moistness and sweetness, it's literally the best cornbread I have ever made and I made it at least 5 times before I posted it. This will be showing up on our holiday dinner table this year!

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Recipe

Yield: Makes one loaf or 10 muffins

Prep Time: 12 minutes

Cook Time: 28 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Homemade Cornbread Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons fine cornmeal
  • 1/2 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg, beaten

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray an 8- or 9-inch loaf pan with baking spray (or add 10 cupcake liners to a muffin tin) and set aside.
  2. Add flour, sugar, cornmeal, baking powder and salt to a medium-sized mixing bowl bowl, whisk to combine.
  3. Add milk, oil and beaten egg to a medium bowl and whisk together.
  4. Add dry ingredients to to the liquid mixture in batches, mix with a rubber spatula until combined (don't overmix).
  5. Pour batter into loaf pan and tilt pan to ensure batter is evenly spread or use a large cookie scoop (3 Tablespoons) to portion out muffins.
  6. Bake for 27 to 28 minutes, until golden brown, and when a wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. (If making muffins, bake for 17 to 18 minutes).
  7. Cool muffins or loaf on metal rack. Allow cornbread loaf to cool at least 15 minutes before slicing.

Scaled and slightly tweaked from the Cornbread recipe shared by the Disney Chefs

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Homemade Cornbread from thelittlekitchen.net

Disclosure: I was invited as a guest to enjoy the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue by Walt Disney World. My opinions are my own and I only share brands that I love!