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. Southern at heart, cornbreads can be served with many meals. While sometimes I like a spicy jalapeno cornbread, other times I am 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.
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!
If you don’t have a cast iron pan, I highly recommend investing in one. They are cheap, will last forever and are perfect for savory and sweet dishes.
Don’t forget to PIN Sweet Potato Cornbread!
- 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
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a large cast iron skillet (butter or vegetable oil).
Whisk together cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice (optional). Set aside.
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.
Add dry ingredients and mix until all batter is wet. Do not over mix, this will result in tough cornbread.
Pour batter into prepared cast iron skillet. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Test using the toothpick test. Serve with Cinnamon Honey Butter.