Apple Cornbread

Apple cornbread is a fun twist on traditional cornbread. This moist Apple Cornbread is lightly sweetened with finely grated apples. It’s one of the best apple recipes to make for a fall comfort food dinner!

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Apple Cornbread Recipe

Have you heard shouts of joy ringing throughout the skies this past weekend?

That was us.

The first week of our school year came to a close. We survived.

I was really worried we wouldn’t. I mean, I had nightmares the few days before school started. Silly things, really, because what do I have to be nervous about my first week of teaching the kids? I’m my own boss, and if I screw something up, we start again.

I’m thankful and so happy to say that we did make it though, and with flying colors. The kids adjusted to their new curriculum and I didn’t lose it.

Success all around.

a pan of homemade apple cornbread

And now I feel fully ready to take on fall. The break in the hot, humid temperatures can come at any time. Bring on the moist apple cakes, big bowls of chili and cinnamony sweets. I’m waiting for ya!

I know you’re going to want a good cornbread recipe to go with all the pots of warm soup that will soon be simmering in your kitchen.

Today, I’m sharing with you a unique recipe of ours…apple cornbread. It’s a recipe that sounded peculiar to me. Apples in cornbread?  Such an odd combination.

What apples are good for baking?

Normally, I like Granny Smith apples in baking, but in this from scratch cornbread recipe, I prefer a sweeter apple.

Think Gala, Northern Spy, Jonathan, and Honeycrisp. The sweet apples will give a hint of sweetness to the cornbread, while helping to keep the bread super soft and moist.

a stack of homemade cornbread slices

Apple Cornbread Serving Suggestions

We enjoy the apple cornbread most when it is straight from the oven, but you can eat it cold or at room temperature as well.

It only takes 30 minutes to make, so it’s easy to pop in to bake right before you want to serve it. The apple cornbread recipe yields a small 8×8 pan, so there most likely won’t be any leftovers to deal with.

Give this bread a try and let me know what you think of the apples and cornbread combination, will ya? I love hearing from you all!

2 slices of fresh apple cornbread slathered with butter

slices of homemade apple cornbread on a plate

Apple Cornbread

A fun twist on traditional cornbread, this moist Apple Cornbread is lightly sweetened with finely grated apple.

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Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 9
Calories: 148kcal


  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 large egg slightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup whole milk*
  • 3/4 cup finely grated apples
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a bowl, combine the corn meal, flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  • Add beaten egg and milk.
  • Stir until well blended
  • Add apples and melted butter. Mix thoroughly.
  • Pour batter into a greased 8×8 square pan.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes, or until the center is cooked through.
  • Serve immediately.


*I recommend whole milk for this recipe for the best taste and texture.


Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 170mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2.9% | Vitamin C: 0.6% | Calcium: 8.5% | Iron: 6%
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Categories:   Baking Bread