How to Make the Best Cornbread

A slice of warm cornbread or a tasty cornbread muffin, slathered with butter and drizzled with honey just might be one of the best sides you can pair with barbeque, chili, and so many other meals. 
So we aren’t surprised to get this question as often as we do, how to make the best cornbread?
We get the questions because it’s far too easy to end up with a dry, flavorless brick when it comes to making cornbread. And that leaves too many people missing out on the sweet, savory combination of the best cornbread. 
To make the best cornbread, you have to start with the best cornbread mix and that is Lehi Mills Homestyle Cornbread and Muffin Mix. Our Homestyle cornbread and muffin mix is simply the easiest and tastiest way to get cornbread perfection. You just add water, stir, bake and enjoy. 
So if you do nothing else, just using Lehi Mills mix will put you in the running for the best cornbread in town without a doubt.
Now once you’re using the best mix, you can just follow the directions for perfect cornbread every time. But if you do want to mix it up or experiment, we have some tips for you: 

Add Sour Cream 

Sour cream might not be the first ingredient you’re grabbing when it comes to cornbread, but it just might elevate it to a whole new level. Adding sour cream will help the bread hold together better. You’re also going to get a more plump bread than you would without adding the sour cream. You can just substitute some of the water with sour cream. If you do add sour cream, you may also want to offset the tanginess with a tsp of vanilla. 

Let the Batter Rest

Cornbread Batter

By letting your batter rest, you allow the cornmeal to soak and it becomes less gritty and more tender. Even letting the batter rest for just 10 minutes can make a difference in the texture of your cornbread. If you do add sour cream or a thicker liquid ingredient, you may even want to let the batter rest for as long as a few hours. 

Add a Sweetener

It’s true, sweet cornbread isn’t for everyone. If you love your savory version of cornbread, you can skip this tip altogether. But if you’re looking to enjoy a sweet slice of cornbread, you can add a little honey, maple syrup, or other sweetener to your batter. Whether or not you want to add a sweetener might depend on whether or not you’re adding anything else to the batter. 

Mix it Up

Cornbread Mix Ins

Cornbread is a fantastic start if you’re feeling like making an easy and delicious side because it pairs perfectly with so many things. Here is our list of the best cornbread mix-ins: 
• Whole Kernal Corn
• Jalepenos 
• Bacon
• Cheddar Cheese
• Parmesan Cheese
• Brown Sugar
• Pecans
• Maple Syrup
• Crumbled Sausage
    Of course you can make cornbread the vehicle for so many tasty options. Feel free to get creative because a tasty slice of cornbread goes perfect with so many options. 
    With just a few of these tips, you can turn up your cornbread game and impress everyone at your table. 
    Remember, don’t be afraid to experiment and have fun in the kitchen. 
    And if you’re serious about making the best cornbread, you’ve got to start with Lehi Mills Homestyle Cornbread and Muffin Mix
    We love to get creative in the kitchen and we hope you'll join us. If you decide to try our tips and recipes, we want to see it! Be sure to post a photo on your social media pages, tagging @lehimills, and using the hashtag #LehiMillsFamily or #HarvestToHome for the chance to be featured on our page as well. If you're not already following us on Instagram, Facebook or our YouTube channel, be sure to start to see all our latest recipes and ways to use your favorite Lehi Mills products.

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