Easy Moist Amish Cornbread Recipe

moist Amish cornbread

Moist Amish Cornbread served with chili

Amish cornbread is very easy to make, and it is so moist, with a tender crumb that practically melts in your mouth.

I bake this cake-like cornbread often, especially in the wintertime. Because it pairs perfectly with chili or any kind of bean soup.

I mean, cornbread is to chili, like jelly is to peanut butter. They are a true match! And if I have chili for dinner, I want cornbread to go with it. (Click here for my chili recipe)

Very easy meal of chili and cornbread

One of the easiest and fastest meals for me to prepare is chili and cornbread. And my family loves it! So, if I’m in a rush and need to get a meal on the table fairly quickly; or don’t feel like taking a lot of time to cook, this is a great go-to.

Except it is more of a wintertime comfort food. I rarely make soups or chili in the summertime, because it does seem to warm you all over. But a cold or rainy day feels like the perfect time to make chili and cornbread.

Wintertime on the Farm

Wintertime on an Amish farm means that life slows down a little. It provides a little break from the outdoor work in the fields and garden. But there’s still always plenty of work to do. This is the time to catch up on projects that got pushed off during the busy season.

There’s always farm equipment and buildings that need repairs and maintenance, etc. And wintertime is often when the meat butchering gets done.

In the house, you will find the ladies busy at the sewing machine or sitting at a quilt. This is the perfect time to make sure that the family has enough clothes and bedding to last them through another year.

wintertime on the farm

Amish women make all of the family’s clothing

With a total of twelve people in our family, it took a lot of sewing to provide enough clothing and bedding for all of us. Of course, clothes do always get handed down from one child to the next until they are too worn to use anymore. At which point they’ll be turned into cleaning rags or put to some other use.

And by the time we girls were through school, as young teenagers, we could sew most of our own clothing. But my mom spent hours at her sewing machine. She had to sew pants, shirts, suspenders, coats, dresses, quilts, etc. She was good at sewing and could make anything she set her mind to.

I never enjoyed sewing too much and am far from being a seamstress. Although, I did sew all my dresses. I am no good at creating or altering patterns too much. But if you give me a pattern I can definitely follow it and create a simple garment.

But I would much rather spend my day in the kitchen baking goodies than sewing.

How to make moist cornbread without buttermilk

Add dry ingredients to a bowl and mix.

Melt butter.

In a separate bowl, beat or whisk eggs. Add melted butter and milk. Mix well.

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until incorporated.

Bake in a well-greased 9 x 9″ pan until golden and toothpick comes out with only a few crumbs.

Cut into squares and serve with a pot of chili, or beans.

This is an easy moist Amish cornbread recipe that has no buttermilk, and it is very quick to prepare. It really won’t take much longer than preparing the Jiffy box mix, and it tastes much better. So give it a try next time you want cornbread.

moist amish cornbread

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moist amish cornbread

Easy, Moist Amish Cornbread Recipe

Amish cornbread is very easy to make, and it is so moist, with a tender crumb that practically melts in your mouth. Cornbread pairs perfectly with chili or any bean soup.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Bread
Cuisine Amish
Servings 9 servings
Calories 276 kcal


  • 3/4 c. yellow cornmeal
  • 1 c. all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c. white sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 Tbs. melted butter or shortening
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 c. milk


  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Add dry ingredients to a bowl, and mix.
  • Beat eggs, add melted butter and milk. Beat or whisk well.
  • Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix only until combined.
  • Pour into a well greased 9 x 9" pan.
  • Bake for 25 – 30 minutes. Test by poking a toothpick into the center, you want just a few crumbs sticking to the toothpick.


Do not overbake. If your oven bakes extra hot, reduce the temperature to 385 degrees.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 276kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 7gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 464mgPotassium: 141mgFiber: 3gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 173IUCalcium: 154mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Amish cornbread, Cornbread and chili, Easy Amish Cornbread Recipe, Easy cornbread recipe, Moist Amish Cornbread
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10 thoughts on “Easy Moist Amish Cornbread Recipe

  1. 5 stars
    I’ve never been able to make moist cornbread until now! This is a delicious recipe. Thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you so much I live on isle of man between UK and Ireland. But I love your Amish recipes. Please do more they are so. Wonderful. Look on map to see where I am in case you don’t know. Probably surprised where your recipes end up

  3. 5 stars
    This is the BEST cornbread recipe! Followed the directions to a T & comes out perfectly every single time! Ive probably made this recipes 4 times in the last month! Thank you for this simple and delicious recipe!

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