Sweet Potato Cornbread

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!

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!

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!

Orange Turkey
This Orange Turkey would be delicious with Sweet Potato Cornbread!

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!

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 corn bread recipes:

Tools for making Sweet Potato Cornbread:

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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
Servings: 8
Author: Jessica at Savory Experiments
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.

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!

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