Sweet Potato Cornbread

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  • Hey you! Yes you, the one looking for a corn bread recipe! This is a easy sweet cornbread recipe that is perfect for Thanksgiving! 

    Sweet Potato Cornbread is a combination of two of my favorite fall foods: sweet potatoes and cornbread. Serve with your favorite chili or fried chicken! #sweetpotatocornbread #sweetcornbread www.savoryexperiments.com

    Sweet Potato Cornbread is a sweet combination of two of my favorite fall foods: sweet potatoes and cornbread. 

    Cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pumpkin pie spice, eggs, sweet potatoes, yogurt, buttermilk, butter, dark brown sugar, honey and honey cinnamon butter!

    These are the ingredients required to make the perfect Sweet Potato Cornbread. Trust me… it will be perfect, just follow the recipe.

    It also uses my love of cooking in cast iron, so really, Sweet Potato Cornbread is the perfect recipe. Southern at heart, cornbreads can be served with many meals, so make sure you get creative.

    Sweet Potato Cornbread is a combination of two of my favorite fall foods: sweet potatoes and cornbread. Serve with your favorite chili or fried chicken!

    While sometimes I like a spicy jalapeno cornbread, other times I’m looking for sweet, and Sweet Potato Cornbread does the trick. Perfect to complement a spicy chili or serve with a turkey at your Thanksgiving dinner.

    Trust me this mouthwatering sweet cornbread will be a huge hit no matter when you serve it. But be prepared, because this is a recipe that will stick. It will be a constant every year for Thanksgiving. There is obviously a good reason for that, its delicious just give it a try.

    Two mashed sweet potatoes will do the trick in a traditional cornbread batter. Sometimes I add a little pumpkin pie spice for additional fall essence and other times I serve Sweet Potato Cornbread with Cinnamon Honey Butter.

    It also makes for an excellent stuffing base and can even be cut in half and used in my Chicken Enchilada Pie, the perfect way to hide veggies from kids!

    Sweet Potato Cornbread is a combination of two of my favorite fall foods: sweet potatoes and cornbread. Serve with your favorite chili or fried chicken! #sweetpotatocornbread #sweetcornbread www.savoryexperiments.com

    This recipe also makes an excellent cornbread stuffing, cornbread dressing, cornbread croutons, cornbread salad or can be used as the base for a cornbread casserole!

    If you liked this buttermilk cornbread, make sure you check out these other easy cornbread recipes:

     

    Sweet Potato Cornbread is a combination of two of my favorite fall foods: sweet potatoes and cornbread. Serve with your favorite chili or fried chicken! #sweetpotatocornbread #sweetcornbread www.savoryexperiments.com

    Before you get started, make sure you know how to properly season your cast iron and how to clean your cast iron!

    5 from 1 vote
    Sweet Potato Cornbread is a combination of two of my favorite fall foods: sweet potatoes and cornbread. Serve with your favorite chili or fried chicken! #sweetpotatocornbread #sweetcornbread www.savoryexperiments.com
    Sweet Potato Cornbread
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    35 mins
    Total Time
    45 mins
     
    Sweet Potato Cornbread is a sweet combination of two of my favorite fall foods: sweet potatoes and cornbread. It also uses my love of cooking in cast iron, so really, Sweet Potato Cornbread is the perfect recipe.
    Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: sweet potato cornbread
    Servings: 8
    Calories: 394 kcal
    Ingredients
    • 2 cups cornmeal
    • 1 cup flour
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice optional
    • 4 eggs room temperture
    • 1 cup sweet potatoes mashed, approximately 2 medium potatoes
    • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
    • 1 cup buttermilk
    • 4 tablespoons butter melted
    • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup honey
    • Honey Cinnamon Butter
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a large cast iron skillet (butter or vegetable oil).
    2. Whisk together cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice (optional). Set aside.
    3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or large mixing bowl, beat eggs. Add sweet potatoes, yogurt, buttermilk, dark brown sugar, butter and honey. Mix until combined. Do not over mix.
    4. Add dry ingredients and mix until all batter is wet. Do not over mix, this will result in tough cornbread.
    5. Pour batter into prepared cast iron skillet. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Test using the toothpick test. Serve with Cinnamon Honey Butter.
    Nutrition Facts
    Sweet Potato Cornbread
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 394 Calories from Fat 99
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 11g 17%
    Saturated Fat 5g 25%
    Cholesterol 102mg 34%
    Sodium 493mg 21%
    Potassium 461mg 13%
    Total Carbohydrates 62g 21%
    Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
    Sugars 19g
    Protein 10g 20%
    Vitamin A 54.3%
    Vitamin C 0.5%
    Calcium 14.9%
    Iron 14.8%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

     

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