Favorite Corn Bread Recipe
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Favorite Corn Bread Recipe

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Carol Allen of McLeansboro, Illinois shares her recipe for Favorite Corn Bread. "A great addition to any meal, this corn bread uses basic ingredients and is simple to make," reports Carol.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:9 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup shortening

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 210 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 403 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add the milk, eggs and shortening; beat for 1 minute. Pour into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 425° for 20-25 minutes or until bread is golden brown and tests done. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Favorite Corn Bread in Taste of Home December/January 1994, p59

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Reviewed Feb. 7, 2016

"Recipe is incredibly fast and easy to make. Bakes wonderful but my only critique is the bread is a tiny bit dry. Phyllis in Anaheim, Ca. ??"

Reviewed Jul. 2, 2014

"Like other reviewers, I also found this to be a good, basic corn bread recipe. It s quick to make, and easy to make only half a batch, which is important to me."

Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

"This is the recipe on the box of corn meal that I use all the time. I just drizzle honey all over the top before baking. My family loves it with Chili."

Reviewed May. 10, 2008

"I liked this recipe, it's a good basic cornbread, that everyone liked, nothing fancy, just quick good down to earth cooking. The way Taste of Home used to be. Thanks"

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