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Bisquick Cornbread Recipe

You can prep this soft and buttery Bisquick cornbread recipe in just 5 minutes! 

Warm, sweet, and perfectly most, it tastes like it’s made completely from scratch. But thanks to the magic of Bisquick, it’s effortless.

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Simple Cornbread Recipe

There are a lot of ways to make cornbread. But if you want tasty and easy, go with this Bisquick cornbread recipe. 

Soft and buttery on the inside with a crunchy crust, it’s the best! 

The classic boxed baking mix guarantees this bread will turn out fluffy as can be. Plus, it means less measuring.

So you get all the comfort of homemade cornbread with a simple shortcut. 

Serve this fresh out of the oven with chili, barbecue, or a dab of butter. Either way, the family will come running.

Tips & Tricks For Making The Best Cornbread

Follow these tips and tricks for the best cornbread of your life!

  • Don’t over mix. The key to perfectly fluffy cornbread is to avoid over mixing. Also, don’t use an electric mixer! Otherwise, it will be too dense.
  • Let the batter sit. Before baking, let the batter sit for 15 minutes. This allows the dry ingredients to absorb all those flavors. It also gives the baking powder time to get airy. So you get incredibly tasty and fluffy cornbread.
  • Use cast iron. Many people swear by making cornbread only in a cast iron pan. It makes the bottom deliciously crisp!
  • Try another boxed mix. I recommend using real boxed Bisquick. If it’s unavailable, you can also try a different brand or a simple pancake mix. The flavor and texture will be slightly different, but it works in a pinch!
  • Adjust the sweetness. If it’s too sweet, decrease the sugar to 3/4 cup. You can also use other sweeteners, like Splenda. Coconut sugar is another great substitute for white or brown sugar because it’s a 1-for-1 substitution.
  • Make it gluten-free. Trying to stay away from gluten? Just use gluten-free Bisquick. The first time I tried it, my family couldn’t tell the difference!
  • Check with a toothpick. Not quite sure if your cornbread is ready? Stick a toothpick into the middle. If it comes out clean, it’s ready.
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Add-Ins & Variations

Want to add something extra into your cornbread? I’ve got some tasty ideas for you!

Just pick your favorite. Then, mix it in right after you’ve stirred the batter.

  • Jalapeños – Cornbread and jalapenos are the perfect pair! Just add diced peppers to your batter for an extra spicy kick.
  • Cheese – Are you a cheese lover? Add sharp cheddar. Other shredded cheeses like pepper jack, parmesan, or mozzarella work too.
  • Bacon Bits – Salty, crunchy bacon with sweet cornbread is the best!
  • Corn Kernels – For more texture, stir corn kernels into the batter. They add a delightful little burst of flavor.
  • Fresh Herbs – Enhance the cornbread flavor with fresh herbs. Rosemary, sage, or thyme are some of my favorites.

What to Serve with Bisquick Cornbread

Looking for the best dishes to serve with Bisquick cornbread? Whether you’re craving something savory or sweet, I’ve got something for you!

  • Barbecue – Make it a full southern meal with finger-licking good barbecue! BBQ ribs, pulled pork, brisket, or chicken, choose your protein. All taste great with cornbread as a side.
  • Chili – You can’t go wrong with a big bowl of hearty chili! It’s a classic comfort food pairing.
  • Leafy Greens – Want to make cornbread part of a healthy and light meal? Have some greens on the side! Chard, kale, and spinach pair deliciously.
  • Fresh Fruit – Bananas, apples, or berries make cornbread a more nutritious snack.
  • Glazes – In the mood for dessert? Make cornbread the star! Simply make a glaze and pour it over the top. Salted honey butter glaze is my favorite!

How to Store Bisquick Cornbread

Cornbread doesn’t last very long at room temperature. So it’s best to serve those slices warm right after baking.

That said, leftover cornbread is still delicious! Just refrigerate or freeze.

To Store: Place leftover cornbread in a sealed plastic bag. Refrigerate for up to 1 week.

To Freeze: Wrap leftover cornbread tightly in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag. Label and freeze for up to 3 months.

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To Reheat: Reheat in the microwave at 20 second intervals until warm.

How to Make Bisquick Cornbread

Bisquick Cornbread Recipe



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  • 3/4 cup melted butter

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup milk

  • 3 eggs

  • 2 cups Bisquick

  • 1/2 cup cornmeal

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease an 8×8-inch baking pan with butter.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the melted butter with the sugar, milk, and eggs until smooth.
  • Add the Bisquick, cornmeal, and baking powder and stir with a spatula until just combined. A few lumps are okay.
  • Pour the batter into the baking pan and bake for 20 minutes. If needed, cover the dish with foil to prevent over browning, then bake for another 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!
Bisquick Cornbread

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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

2 thoughts on “Bisquick Cornbread Recipe”

    • Hi Dorothy!
      So glad you liked the cornbread. I love how easy this recipe is!
      I often modify the sugar content, depending on what I’m serving it with.
      I find 1/2 cup is more than enough if the main course includes something slightly sweet 🙂


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