Easy Amish Cornbread

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I was wanting to find a cornbread recipe that didn’t take a lot of butter to make. Plus, I was looking for a recipe for a 9 x 9 inch pan. This easy Amish cornbread recipe is what I settled on.

I have a cornbread recipe that I love. However, it is hard to half since you make it with 3 eggs. I hate having to half an egg.

This easy Amish cornbread is on the cakey size, but not as cakey as my other recipe. It also didn’t seem to taste as sweet when eating it.

Cornbread is always a perfect side dish to chili or another bean type soup like taco soup. It is also good with other soups too. Cornbread is a timeless comfort food that brings warmth and hominess to any meal.

  • YELLOW CORNMEAL – Yellow cornmeal gives it that great color, but white cornmeal will work too.
  • SUGAR – You could try honey in place of the sugar.
  • SALT
  • BUTTER OR SHORTENING – I prefer to use butter.
  • MILK

You start this bread by mixing the cornmeal, flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder together in a large bowl. In another bowl, you whisk the eggs, milk, and melted butter together. Once you combine it, stir the wet ingredients in with the flour/cornmeal mixture with a fork until combined.

Pour the batter into a grease 9 x 9 inch baking pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. Use a toothpick to test and ensure it’s done. Having some crumbs on the toothpick is okay, they just need to be dry.

Easy Amish Cornbread

Can I use buttermilk instead of milk?
Absolutely! I use milk because that is what the original recipe calls for but buttermilk would be fabulous.

Is it possible to make this cornbread without eggs?
For an egg-free version, you can use alternatives like applesauce, mashed bananas, or commercial egg replacers instead of eggs. Just make sure to adjust the quantity based on the substitute used.

Can I prepare this ahead of time?
Yes you can. Bake it, let it cool completely, and store it in an airtight container. Reheat slices in the oven or microwave before serving.

Can I make this in a skillet instead of a baking dish?
Absolutely! Using a cast-iron skillet that’s around 9 inches. Be sure the skillet is well-greased before pouring in the batter. This will result in a crisper crust.

What variations can I try with the Amish cornbread recipe?
Try additions like shredded cheddar cheese, chopped jalapeños, or herbs to personalize the flavor.

Easy Amish Cornbread

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Servings 9 servings
Calories 200 kcal


  • ¾ cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp butter or shortening melted
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup milk


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a 9 x 9 inch baking dish.
  • Add dry ingredients to a bowl and mix together.
  • In another bowl, beat eggs, add melted butter and milk together.
  • Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix with a fork only until combined. Pour into the prepared pan.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes. Test by poking a toothpick into the center, you want just a few crumbs sticking to the toothpick. Serves 9.


Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 448mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 97IU | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 1mg
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This recipe is adapted from Amish Heritage.

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