An easy homemade cornbread muffin recipe. They’re a perfect side dish for Thanksgiving or pairing with your favorite Fall soup or chili.

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So… Thanksgiving bread. I grew up with clover rolls. I have fond memories of prepping them with my mom every Thanksgiving. Rolling little balls and tossing them into the muffin tins. But this year I thought I’d try something different. Cornbread is pretty well loved which makes it a perfect fit for Thanksgiving. Plus, these cornbread muffins are seriously easy to make! And we love easy things, especially when there is so much to prep on the biggest food day of the year, right?

This recipe will yield roughly 15 muffins, so plan to use two trays or cook in two batches. In addition to how tasty and easy these muffins are… you can make your Thanksgiving prep even easier by making these cornbread muffins ahead! Make them a day ahead and store in an airtight container. Reheat if desired or serve room temperature. It’s one less thing to worry about the day of!

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Cornbread Muffins

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Yield: 15 muffins
Easy homemade cornbread muffins, a perfect side dish for Thanksgiving or for pairing with your favorite soup or chili.


  • 1/4 C unsalted butter, melted
  • 6 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 C buttermilk, * see note
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 C all purpose flour
  • 1 C cornmeal


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a muffin tin, set aside (or two if you have them).
  • In a small bowl combine dry ingredients.
  • In a large bowl combine melted butter with sugar and eggs. Whisk in buttermilk. Slowly add dry ingredients, stirring until completely combined.
  • Add one large scoop to each greased muffin pan cavity or roughly 3/4 full. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean or with only a few moist crumbs.
  • Allow muffins to cool for several minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to several days.


*If buttermilk is not available, add 1 Tbsp lemon juice to a measuring cup plus enough milk to make 1 cup of liquid.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel
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Course: Bread
Cuisine: American

More Thanksgiving side dishes:
Slow cooker mashed potatoes
Spiced apple chutney
Potatoes au gratin
Parmesan scalloped potato stacks
Classic homemade bread stuffing
Make ahead dripless gravy
Orange cranberry sauce