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Sweet Potato Cornbread

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet potato cornbread
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 394 kcal
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.


  • 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


  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*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 102mg34%
Sodium 493mg21%
Potassium 461mg13%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 2715IU54%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 149mg15%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.