Bread Machine Corn Bread

  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup dry milk powder
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 3-1/2 cups bread flour or all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Measure the ingredients into the bread pan in the order listed. Make a well in the flour and sprinkle the yeast into it. Set the machine to it’s Basic Cycle. On my machine this lasts for 3 hours. Press Start, and let the machine work it’s magic. Remove the cooked bread from the pan after baking and allow it to cool before slicing.

Folks who prefer their cornbread sweet, will love this recipe. Hearty enough to accompany spicy foods like Chili, this bread is still refined enough to serve to the Preacher and his wife when they come for Saturday night Supper. My boys love this bread with meals, although they don’t always like it for sandwiches. Personally, I think it makes fine sandwiches, serving especially well as a base for Sloppy Joes.

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nick - December 27, 2009

Do I have to melt the margarine first or just put it in unmelted? Sounds wonderful.

Kacey - April 28, 2010

This recipe was faaaabulous!

dave - July 28, 2010

Can I use 1 1/2 c. of milk instead of water and powder cuz I’m trying to use it up ? The oatmeal bread is great by the way !

Le'a - September 10, 2010

Very excited to find a Corn Bread recipe for my breadmachine. I had fun with this recipe by adding another cup of corn meal and tablespoon of gluten. I put in 2 1/2 cup flour instead since I added more corn meal.

turned out wonderful! Thank You!

koz - September 27, 2010

Mine came out more like bread and less like cornbread. Didn’t care for it. Could it be that I used milk instead of water+dried milk?

Jennifer - October 31, 2010

This is really yummy. I decreased the sugar because we don’t like it as sweet. Thanks for sharing it!

Bill - December 14, 2010

Can I substitute cornbread mix instead of the cornbread meal?


    Denise - March 23, 2012

    Yes. I took a chance- I didn’t have cornmeal- used a box of jiffy cornbread mix- along with the flour, and the other ingredients -it came out just fine. Excellent for a snack bread with soup,chili and toasted with marmelade for breakfast. Thank you

Karen - January 18, 2011

This recipe reads well and the bread has a nice yellow color, but it doesn’t taste at all like cornbread – just a decent white bread. Not worth making again.

Micki - January 29, 2011

Can’t believe some of the comments/questions here. It’s a RAISED BREAD, of course it’s not like quick bread corn bread. It’s wonderful–the texture is fabulous and reminds me of a bread I buy at my local farmers’ market called Italian corn bread. I may make it like that next time. Let the machine do the mixing and kneading, then bake it in two rounds on a greased pan.

Made two small changes. I never use margarine, used real butter, and cut the sugar to 1/4 cup. LOVE it! Oh, and I always get white corn meal, so the color was more like oatmeal bread.

PS: cornbread mix is not cornmeal–it has other ingredients in it.

    Denise - March 23, 2012

    Me too- It reminds me of squaw bread in texture– I also can’t believe the comments either- the author states it’s not a corn bread- but a bread machine corn bread—

Denise - March 27, 2012

I have made this 2 more times and my family loves it- It will be our new family favorite “daily bread”

Richard - August 1, 2012

Excellent bread , very good texture and taste. The next time I make it, I will use less sugar.

    The Hillbilly Housewife - August 1, 2012

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Richard. I am one to typically cut back on the sugar in recipes, too. Unless I’m making a dessert bread, I don’t want to taste the sweetness so much. Thanks again.

JulieL - February 8, 2013

Wow. WOW!! We are loving this bread. Really, really good. Also egg free which is not easy to find in cornbread recipes. Thank you, this will be a well used recipe!

MAOM7 - March 9, 2013

Thanks for posting this!! I had this recipe in a cookbook that I stupidly got rid of. I’ve been looking for it forever! Glad to have it back. I have a smaller bread machine so I cut this recipe by 1/3 to make a 1-pound loaf. And shame to those who thought this should taste like Jiffy Cornbread mix. Not even close, and it’s not supposed to!

AngelaR - April 13, 2013

This would have to be the yummiest bread machine EVER!! It works everytime and tastes divine. I am printing a copy to laminate and put in my breadmaking kit

Sue - May 5, 2013

I would love to try this recipe but you don’t tell how large the loaf size is. My machine only makes one pound loaves and I will need to change the amounts. Is this for a 1.5 or a 2 pound loaf?? Thank you

Kathy - July 9, 2013

I just put this recipe in my bread machine and can’t wait to try it with our crockpot beans tonight. Too hot here in Arkansas to turn on the oven for regular cornbread. If it tastes as good as it sound I may never use my oven again. Thanks for an alternative to the usual.

Tim - September 14, 2013

Great recipe! Thanks so much!

sue - October 23, 2013

question on your corn bread sounds great by the way but what size loaf setting you just said basic that i understand to be white bread but my machine has 1,1.5,and 2lb setting and crust color..I’m new at this and have only mad white and french so I’m just getting the hang of it and wanted to try something different

    Norma - May 27, 2015

    I have a 1 1/2 and 2 lb bread machine, and I set it at 1 1/2 lbs for this recipe, but it still hits the top before it is finished. But it tastes sooo good. Is there a way to reduce it, make a 1 lbs loaf?

Michelle - December 10, 2013

You need to set your bread machine to the cake setting or it will come out like a loaf of bread

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