Pumpkin Cornbread

I saw this recipe for pumpkin cornbread the other day and just about died! :) Could it be? Pumpkin and corn bread together?! I just had to try it! I held onto this recipe, planning on making it later in the month of October. However, the thought of pumpkin cornbread got to me and I HAD to make it. I baked this wonderful cornbread to go along with our favorite chili. I served it along with the honey butter from my other corn bread recipe and it was amazing! Moist pumpkin corn bread sweetened with cinnamon, nutmeg and molasses then smeared with honey butter, an excellent accompaniment to any fall meal.

Pumpkin Cornbread

This pumpkin cornbread is a great addition to any fall meal.

Yield: 12 servings


1 cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 cup cornmeal
2 large eggs
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon molasses


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Grease an 8×8″ cake pan.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, spices, brown sugar, and cornmeal; set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, lightly beat the eggs, and then stir in the pumpkin, oil, and molasses.
Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until combined, and then pour the batter into the pan, smoothing the top.
Bake 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Recipe Note:
This recipe makes 12 cornbread muffins, reduce baking time to 10 to 12 minutes.

Source: adapted from Sugarcrafter

41 Responses to “Pumpkin Cornbread”

  1. #
    Tracy — October 1, 2010 @ 10:46 am

    So glad you enjoyed it!! :-)

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    Evan @swEEts — October 1, 2010 @ 12:21 pm

    I can’t wait to try this! It’ll go perfectly with Cincinnati chili!!

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    Emily @Cleanliness — October 1, 2010 @ 2:09 pm

    I have NEVER thought of making pumpkin cornbread! The most creative thing EVER.

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    torviewtoronto — October 1, 2010 @ 2:16 pm

    soft delicious corn bread

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    Karen — October 1, 2010 @ 4:44 pm

    Yum…great combo! Never would have thought of pumpkin and cornbread together. Sounds great with the honey butter!

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    Maggie — October 2, 2010 @ 1:18 am

    What I like best about this recipe is the low amount of fat. Pumpkin bread has a lot of oil in it. This is yummacious.

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    Lisa — October 2, 2010 @ 4:23 am

    Oh my gosh. Pumpkin and cornbread together in one. It looks so good I want a piece right now. Guess I need to go make a pumpkin run to the store ASAP.

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    joudie's Mood Food — October 2, 2010 @ 6:49 am

    Iv never had cornbread before but it seems that it is something that is quite popular. I am going to make this and see what the craze is all about. I think its gonna be a hit!

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    marla {family fresh cooking} — October 2, 2010 @ 8:41 am

    The combo of pumpkin & cornbread is just genius! Wish I had some with my morning coffee :)

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    Jenn@eatcakefordinner — October 3, 2010 @ 12:10 am

    I just made this bread the other day. I loved it.

  11. #
    jd — October 7, 2010 @ 2:35 am

    Pumpkin + cornbread = love!

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    stacey christensen — November 8, 2010 @ 3:51 pm

    I had a great idea this morning, I wanted pumpkin corn bread! I have never had it or seen a recipe for it but I knew it had to be possible. So I googled it and your recipe came up. I am so excited I am heading into the kitchen this minute to make it for dinner along with some chili, it is a cold rainy day here. Thanks for sharing!!!!

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    Rosie Kourian — November 10, 2010 @ 8:11 am

    Just made this! Made it vegan, using “flax eggs”. Fantastic!! Thank you very much for the brilliant recipe! All the best!

    • Christina replied: — November 17th, 2010 @ 10:17 pm

      Awesome!! I am so happy that you enjoyed it! :)

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    Carolyn — November 18, 2010 @ 10:14 am

    This looks delicious! I love pumpkin in everything, and I love cornbread, so I know I will like this. I think I may even make chili to go with it! Thank you!

    • Christina replied: — November 18th, 2010 @ 11:41 am

      Mmmm! That sounds like the perfect meal for the weather we are having today! :)

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    Kristen — December 2, 2010 @ 9:24 pm

    I made this tonight (and the honey butter) to go with some soup – it’s excellent. =) My husband liked it also. Win-win!

    • Christina replied: — December 4th, 2010 @ 11:14 am

      Sweet! My husband and I loved this cornbread. Mmmm..think I need to make some soon! :)

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    Hobbes — December 17, 2010 @ 1:22 am

    Just made this – it’s cooling on the stove right now. Smells amazing.

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    Kate C — September 21, 2011 @ 5:00 pm

    Going to try this this weekend. How many servings does it make?

    • Christina replied: — September 25th, 2011 @ 11:04 pm

      This recipe makes 9 servings. I hope you enjoy the cornbread…let me know how it turns out for you! :)

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    Angela Knapp — September 28, 2011 @ 7:43 pm

    I spend HOURS on this site. I’m hooked! I just quit my job and am a stay at home mom now and I have become obssesed with cooking and baking in the last couple of weeks. I’m with wanting to make everything at once. I’ll just start off with some Orange Chicken! Thanks

    • Christina replied: — October 3rd, 2011 @ 9:27 pm

      The orange chicken is an excellent one to start with…It is definitely one of my favorite recipes! :) Let me know how it turns out for you!! :)

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    Joanie Tepoorten Funderburk — September 29, 2011 @ 6:19 pm

    I’ve been craving pumpkin all week. Made this for a late afternoon snack and it hit the spot! Thanks for the great recipe!

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    Kathy D — December 2, 2011 @ 11:37 am

    This is wonderful. I originally saw it from a friend but couldn’t find her email. Was surprised to find so many variations online. This is the first one I tried. Quick, tasty, crunchy on the outside, moist & soft on the inside.

    • Christina replied: — December 8th, 2011 @ 10:05 pm

      Thanks so much for letting me know how the cornbread turned out! I am so glad that you enjoyed it! :)

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    Stephanie @ The Good Stuff — November 1, 2012 @ 11:58 am

    I made this for dinner last night alongside your Pumpkin Chili in honor of Halloween and it was a great twist on traditional cornbread! I liked the brown sugar in place of regular and the hint of pumpkin-y spices was a really nice addition! Definitely went well with the chili. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    Nikki — November 18, 2012 @ 11:26 am

    These look so good! I’m going to make these for my grandma! When you say 1 can of pumpkin, how many ounces?

    • Christina replied: — November 20th, 2012 @ 5:15 pm

      One cup of pumpkin puree. If you give it a try I would love to hear how it turns out for you! :)

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    mrsblocko — December 6, 2012 @ 6:09 pm

    I made these and wrote about them here. Holy cow! Are they ever awesome. I’ve made them at least 3 times since writing about them. i made them once specifically to eat for breakfast. They are just that scrumptious! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! :)

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    Miz M — March 7, 2013 @ 12:28 pm

    Sweet Pea: I LOVE your site. And, I really LOVE this corn bread. So many cornbread recipes are dry and just tasteless but this recipe never fails and it is so moist.

    When I need a fail safe recipe, but have never tried the item I’m cooking, I come here because I know your recipes are wonderful! Thanks for providing my family with some very memorable meals.

  32. #
    terri — October 26, 2013 @ 12:45 pm

    I Pin a lot.. but it’s rare that they take off like this recipe did/does still lol.. just dropping a note to tell you since pinning it, it’s been repinned, as of today, 1,237 times. I’d say it’s pretty popular! =)

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    Toni S — November 16, 2013 @ 4:28 pm

    I used blue cornmeal and orange pumpkin so I have green bread. Very funny looking but I’m sure it will be wonderful. Maybe I’ll have this on St. Patrick’s Day!

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    Kimberly — June 3, 2015 @ 8:51 am

    Hubby LOVED IT! He said it was the best cornbread EVA! I served it with http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/slow-cooker-southwestern-pork-stew/d116f8c1-e069-4c32-9270-9283eb2e2ce4, and he raved about it! He even wants to take what’s left with him to work so he can gnaw on it throughout the day!

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