Do you like sweet or savory cornbread? If I’m making a salad or savory dish and using cornbread in it, I prefer nonsweet cornbread. But any other time I prefer sweet cornbread. However, there are two sides to this debate and most people fall squarely on one side and stay there.
I grew up eating savory cornbread, so I didn’t really know about the debate between the two sides. Then, I was introduced to sweet cornbread and I couldn’t believe our family never made it! I think it was because we associated cornbread with accompanying savory dishes and sweet bread was considered dessert – and well, we had cake for that.
But we sure were missing out! Sweet cornbread is like dessert although I don’t consider it quite as sweet. It is delicious with flavored butters like Red Pepper Jelly Butter (recipe below)…
…or try it with Vanilla Bean Butter (recipe below)!
It is also just as good with unflavored butter or with none at all.
This cornbread is made with sour cream which gives it a delicious taste and texture. I chose to make muffins with the batter but you can cook it in a square pan or even a cast-iron skillet. The recipe has notes for cooking it in a pan if you choose not to make muffins.
I hope you enjoy this sweet recipe even if you are a savory cornbread fan. Just think of it as another way to enjoy delicious cornbread!