June 20

Delight your Taste Buds with our Vibrant Sweet Turmeric Cornbread Recipe!


Just imagine: a cool, crisp autumn day filled to the brim with warm colors and familiar faces. The comforting, aromatic scent of freshly baked bread mingles with rustic, earthy spices in the air, causing a symphony of flavors to echo across the room. This sensory delight can only mean one thing – Sweet Turmeric Cornbread is on the menu! Created to couple your favorite savory dishes beautifully, this dish introduces a playful note of sweetness that only makes them better. Let’s jump on this culinary train and learn how to create this comfort food classic with a spicy twist.

Ingredients List

For this recipe, you will need:

  • 1 cup of cornmeal
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons of ground turmeric (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup of unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • Honey (optional, for serving)


1. Start by greasing an 8-inch square baking dish and preheating your oven to 400°F (200°C).
2. In a large bowl mix together cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, turmeric, and sugar. Whisk until ingredients are well-integrated.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk, eggs, and cooled butter. Remember, your butter must be slightly cooled to prevent ‘cooking’ your eggs.
4. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir until combined, but be careful not to over-mix.
5. Transfer the batter into the prepared baking dish and smoothen the top with a spatula.
6. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
7. Let the cornbread cool slightly before cutting into squares. If desired, serve warm with a drizzle of honey.

Cooking Time & Servings

Preparation of the Sweet Turmeric Cornbread will take around 15 minutes, plus an additional 20-25 minutes in the oven. This recipe will yield 9 squares of cornbread – ideal for a small gathering or as leftovers for the coming days.

Nutritional Information

Aside from its fantastic aroma and delightful taste, Sweet Turmeric Cornbread is also a nutritious addition to your meals. A single serving (one square) contains approximately 200 calories, 8 grams of fat, 29 grams of carbohydrates, and 5 grams of protein. Moreover, the unique star ingredient – turmeric – adds an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory boost.

Tips and Tricks

If you wish for a less sweet cornbread to compliment a particularly hearty or spicy meal, you can reduce the amount of sugar. On the other hand, to make this recipe vegan, substitute the buttermilk with a non-dairy milk and apple cider vinegar mix, replace the eggs with flax or chia eggs, and use coconut oil instead of butter. Feel free to get creative!

All’s well that ends well! With this Sweet Turmeric Cornbread recipe…

Your taste buds will journey through a landscape of intriguing flavors: the comforting, rustic taste of cornbread spiked with the invigorating kick of turmeric, ending on the note of unexpected sweetness. Whether you’ll serve this at a gathering or as a treat-yourself dish, share your creation on social media using #TurmericCornbread. Enjoy the baking process – and eating it afterwards even more!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I use almond flour for this recipe? Yes, to make it gluten-free, you can substitute the regular flour with almond flour.
2. Is honey necessary? No, it is optional. It adds an extra layer of sweetness and balance to the earthy turmeric flavor.
3. What can I pair with the Sweet Turmeric Cornbread? It pairs wonderfully with chili, soup, BBQ meats, or even on its own as a snack.
4. Can I make this a day ahead? Absolutely, just wrap it up to keep it moist and warm it slightly before serving.
5. Can I store it in the fridge? Yes, store it in an airtight container. It will last for about a week.

In conclusion, there’s nothing like a good old Cornbread recipe to remind one of home and togetherness. Taking this traditional classic and adding a little ‘sweet and spice’ with turmeric gives it a new level of complexity that I’m sure you’ll love to have in your recipe collection. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get baking!


  • Michael Gonzales

    Michael has a diverse set of skills and passions, with a full-time career as an airline pilot and a dedicated focus on health and fitness consulting. He understands the importance of balancing a busy lifestyle with maintaining a healthy mind and body, and is committed to helping others achieve the same success. Michael's expertise in health and fitness is not just limited to physical training, but also extends to nutrition, stress management, and overall wellbeing. He takes a holistic approach to health and fitness, helping clients to achieve their goals in a sustainable and fulfilling way. With a strong desire to inspire and motivate others, Michael is always ready to share his time and knowledge with those who seek his guidance. Whether in the air or on the ground, Michael is dedicated to helping others live their best lives.

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