Lemon Cornbread Loaf - soft and fluffy cornbread packed with lemon and baked in a loaf pan. Paired with your favorite fruit preserves it makes for a simple yet delicious treat!
I don't think I will ever get tired of lemon desserts, breads, muffins or scones. I adore them! The recent lack of sunshine makes me striving for sunny colors and lemon seems to fill the gap. Hence the cornbread loaf.
It sort of just happened one day. I usually bake my cornbread in a skillet or in a muffin pan but that day I reached for the loaf pan and there was no turning back. It doesn't hurt that I also have a couple of jars of my favorite preserves. I am looking for more ways to enjoy it and this cornbread loaf happened to be perfect for it!
It's also great to have a recipe that you can bake in a skillet, square pan, muffin pan and now also in a loaf pan. Choose depending on your mood or the dish that you want to pair it with. Either way, you will love this soft and fluffy cornbread perfection!
Recently, I have been adding lemon to sweet and savory dishes. These Lemon Garlic Roasted Potatoes happened again this week because I can't get enough of them. Have you made them yet? They are crazy good! Also, I've been experimenting with no-bake desserts that have lemon fillings and they all came out insanely delicious! I can't wait to share them! And this Lemon Crumb Cake with a cheesecake layer - my favorite!!
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Lemon Cornbread Loaf
- 1 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon lemon zest
- 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 cup milk minus 2 Tablespoons see note
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- Grease a 9" x 5" loaf pan. Dust with 1 tablespoon of cornmeal and 1 tablespoon of flour. Set aside.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Place lemon juice in a measuring cup. Add enough milk to make 1 cup of liquid. Let sit for 2 minutes, until the milk sours.
- In a small measuring bowl, whisk egg, oil, lemon zest and the sour milk.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until well mixed.
- Pour the batter into the loaf pan.
- Bake for 20 to 23 minutes OR until the toothpick inserted in few places in the bread comes out clean.
- Cool completely in the pan, remove and serve.
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Carol Krone says
Time is way off for a loaf of cornbread. Turned out it took closer to twice as long as your recipe calls for.
This looks awesome with a reasonable amount of sugar. Can I make muffins instead of a loaf ? Thank you!!
Hi Donna! Absolutely! Muffins should work just fine.
If I make muffins, how long should I put it in the oven for?
I suggest 15 to 18 minutes.
Kim Beaulieu says
I want it, I need it, I must have it. This is seriously gorgeous.
Nutmeg Nanny says
I will never tire of cornbread either! I love that you paired it with lemon to give it a nice fresh spring flavor.
I have been overly obsessed with lemon lately. Last night, I jumped out of bed and went downstairs to make myself a batch of homemade lemon cookies. Because, sometimes you just need a cookie. This bread looks amazing. I'm a lover of cornbread, and I'm betting the lemon takes it to a whole new level of deliciousness. Pinned.
Lemon in cornbread? Yes! I need to try this soon.
It's not cold here, but it's been pouring rain here for days in FL...your lemon cornbread is just what I need! I love that you made it in a loaf pan and that would be just perfect for breakfast right now.
This loaf sounds incredible! I love cornbread, but we usually just have it with our dinner. Your twist makes it perfect for breakfast!
I am loving this lemony twist on cornbread!
Ginny McMeans says
I also love lemon in my desserts (and non desserts too). This cornbread is right up my alley and I am afraid I will want to eat the whole thing. Okay, I'll be careful.
Lauren Kelly Nutrition says
I love that you added lemon to cornbread! So smart
What a great twist on a classic cornbread recipe! Love this idea!
I've never seen lemon in cornbread but it looks delish!
The Food Hunter says
the crumb on this looks perfect
I love cornbread, lemon sounds like a wonderful addition!
What a great way to freshen up cornbread! Loving this!
I love cornmeal in cakes- all that extra texture. And it's rhubarb curd season. Count me in on this cake.
Oooo! Now I want the rhubarb curd!
This loaf looks amazing!! LOVE the burst of lemon flavor and then all that jam on top...mmmmmm!! Come to mama!
Jeff the Chef says
I am a fellow fan of lemons, so I'm really eager to try this. You've also paired it with one of my favorite jams! What are your thoughts on how it would with savory foods? Or is it more of a snack or dessert?
If you cut the sugar down to only two tablespoons, you can use it with a savory dish. I was going for a sweet treat. Either way - it's fantastic! Thanks, Jeff!
I just love lemon anything! And bread. So this is a total win for me! I can just imagine how good this would be with those preserves!