Blueberry Cornbread Muffins and Savory Cornbread Recipes

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
There are times I just love a sweet blueberry corn muffin for breakfast or brunch and then I need my savory cornbread loaded with cheese, green chilies, and bacon, for picnics or dinner meals.

Since I made both this week, I decided to put both savory and sweet recipes in one place for you today.

Both cornbread recipes can be made into muffins or into square or cast-iron skillet pans.

Each recipe is unique in flavors but moist and tender like cake and so rich and delicious.

If I had to choose one over the other, it would be very difficult.

The savory recipe is great with Old Fashioned Chili, Beer StewBaked Barbecued Chicken and even just for snacking on.

I love the sweet cornbread for a quick on the go breakfast muffin and just perfect with any hot beverage.

Today this is a bonus recipe card, just scroll down to the printable delicious sweet or savory cornbread recipes to print them off.

these are a stack of blueberry cornbread muffins

these are blueberry cornbread muffins cooling on a wooden board

Cornbread Recipes

Both cornbread recipes are unique and adaptable.

If you're looking for a sweet version the blueberry muffins are a treat any time of the day just like dessert but you can also omit them and just have plain old fashioned cornbread!

The savory cornbread can have so many additions and I will share some suggestions below and tips to change them to even more fabulous gourmet-style cheesy cornbread ideas.

this is blueberry cornbread baked in a pan with butter on top

Tools You Will Need:

  • 8 or 9-inch square pans or
  • Cast Iron Skillet  ( 9 inches) or
  • 12 cup muffin tins
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Spatula
  • Bowls
  • Lemon zester
  • Whisk

this is the batter for making blueberry cornbread

Ingredients You Will Need For Blueberry Cornbread Muffins and Savory Cornbread Recipes

Scroll down to the recipe card for exact measurement for these recipes

Blueberry Cornbread Recipe:

  • all-purpose flour
  • sugar
  • brown sugar
  • cornmeal plus more for sprinkling
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • milk
  • vanilla extract
  • lemon zest
  • large eggs
  • oil
  • butter, melted
  • Fresh or fresh frozen blueberries

For Savory Cornbread (great for chili meals and stews):

  • flour
  • cornmeal
  • sugar (optional for those who like sweetness to their cornbread)
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • frozen corn thawed
  • butter
  • buttermilk
  • green chilies drained
  • extra-sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • optional: chopped pimento olives

this is a pan of savory cornbread with chilies, cheese and corn in it

Additional Ingredient Suggestions:

These are other flavor options to substitute:

For Sweet Cornbread omitting blueberries and lemon zest

  1. chopped apples and cinnamon
  2. chopped peaches and cinnamon
  3. diced pears and cinnamon
  4. raspberries and 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  5. coconut, pineapple and 1/4 cup nuts of any kind or pumpkin seeds for nut allergies
  6. Mandarin orange and orange zest
  7. Diced mango and cinnamon or orange zest

For Savory Cornbread omit corn (you can add the same amount):

  1. Crumbled crispy cooked bacon
  2. Chopped cooked broccoli
  3. Chopped cooked spinach
  4. Chopped cooked cauliflower
  5. Chopped artichoke hearts
  6. Herb, minced garlic around 1 tablespoon of each and shredded cheese of choice
  7. Use any shredded cheese you prefer (swiss, provolone, Mexican blends, etc.)
  8. Add more or fewer jalapeno peppers in place of green chilis
  9. Mushrooms sliced, bell peppers chopped
  10. Cooked meats like pork sausage, kielbasa, and hotdogs

these are corn muffins with blueberries in a cupcake tin

Recipes with Blueberries We Love

Blueberry Sour Cream Cake

Blueberry Cookies

Blueberry Crumble Bars

Blueberry Cake Mix Muffins

Blueberry Skillet Cake

One Pan Blueberry Scones

this is the batter in cupcake tins

Pin For Later Cornbread Recipes

this is the pin for later on how to make savory or sweet cornbread recipes

Cornbread Recipes

Hopefully, you took a look at the adaptions you can make for baking these sweet or savory cornbread recipes above.

We love the addition of shredded cheese and bacon that's favorite and the other is apples and cinnamon.

The kids loved chopped kielbasa and shredded cheddar in the savory recipe also.

As you can see, these basic recipes can be changed easily!

All of them and the combinations are delicious just pick out the ingredients you know your family will love and get creative.

These savory or sweet recipes can become new and different every time you make them.

 Do let me know if you have other suggestions I would love to try your ideas!

Blueberry Cornbread Muffins  and Savory Cornbread Recipes

Blueberry Cornbread Muffins and Savory Cornbread Recipes

Yield: 12
Prep time: 10 MCook time: 35 MTotal time: 45 M
These are two great cornbread recipes one sweet one savory and homemade deliciousness. The cornbread can be baked in a pan or muffin tins. The muffins are moist and sweet and perfect for breakfast or brunch with a little melted butter on top and savory is perfect for stews and chili or served with any meal!


  • Blueberry Cornbread Recipe:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup fresh or fresh frozen blueberries
  • For Savory Cornbread (great for chili meals and stews):
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup sugar (optional for those who like sweetness to their cornbread)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 3/4  cup frozen corn thawed
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 can of green chilies drained
  • 1 cup extra sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • optional: 1/4 cup chopped pimento olives or black olives


How to cook Blueberry Cornbread Muffins and Savory Cornbread Recipes

  1. Directions For Blueberry Cornbread:
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  3. Spray an 8” square baking pan with nonstick baking spray or brush with butter and sprinkle with a tiny bit of cornmeal and set aside or use a greased muffin pan.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar (if using), cornmeal, baking powder, zest, and salt.
  5. In a separate large mixing bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, vanilla, oil, and butter.
  6. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and stir just until blended. Sprinkle blueberries on top.
  7. Pour baking pan or muffin tin.
  8. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes at 350 degrees or until a toothpick comes out clean. Serve with butter.
  9. Directions For Savory Cornbread:
  10. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  11. Place the corn, 1/2 cup shredded cheese, chilies, and olives in a bowl and set aside.
  12. Reserve the last 1/2 cup of shredded cheese for the top.
  13. In a medium-sized bowl add all the dry ingredients and mix together.
  14. In another bowl add all the wet ingredients and mix them together.
  15. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until moistened.
  16. Fold in the corn, half the cheese reserving some for the top, chilies, and olives if using.
  17. Grease a 9-inch square pan, cast iron skillet, or 12-cup muffin pan.
  18. Sprinkle with the other half of the reserved shredded cheese on top.
  19. Bake at 375 degrees until the middle comes clean around 30 minutes.
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Some Other Recipes We Love:

Blueberry Sour Cream Muffins

Banana Streusel Cake

Sour Cream Coffee Cake Muffins

blueberry cornbread muffins in a stack

Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2011. It was edited and re-published in 2020.


  1. Not only was the weekend messed up, so is this blog images, not sure whats happened but none of the pictures downloaded. Sorry...

  2. I noticed the blog issues first thing this morning, and was not even able to comment. So very sorry to hear of your weekend, being less than hoped for. I hate it when these things happen, especially when so little time is available to relax and reconnect. Glad you are home and all is OK. Thanks for the great advice, read ALL the reviews.

  3. Sorry your trip didn't work out, but I enjoyed you lobster last night for supper - post will be up in a few days.

  4. Oh wish you had a better time this weekend and I wish I saw this blog post before we had breakfast! I am bookmarking it and will try this recipe perhaps next weekend!

  5. Oh that totally sucks Claudia, I'm so sorry for you. A waste of money when times are tough enough makes it even worse! If I were you I'd check out if they have a facebook and/or twitter account. Share the experience, you might get their attention and maybe a refund.

    I haven't had problems with blogger tonight.

    The bread looks fabulous!!!

  6. Yikes...what a disgusting resort! I would have left, too. But, on a happier note, your corn bread looks fabulous :)

  7. I'm so sorry about your weekend :( The cornbread looks terrific with blueberries, so yummy! your blog is working just fine for me actually.

  8. At least the company was good and the Daytona part fun. So sorry you had to pay for such a lousy time in St. Augustine.

    The cornbread sounds yummy.

  9. Wow, ugh, Claudia! What a horrible weekend getaway! But the cake looks delicious!

  10. Sorry to hear about that resort - but this cornbread looks amazing!

  11. That sucks about the weekend. I wont be going there. Uuggg!
    But blueberries in my cornbread makes me smile.

  12. I am so sorry to hear about your vacation..yea villa on the photo look fabulous but not really reality,I learn that hard way too!
    Your cornbread with blueberries look divine..I never have that before and will make this soon...I love that combo, brilliant idea!!!

  13. I'm sorry about your weekend! Sounds like you made the best of it and had fun anyways! The cornbread looks so good - I love blueberries!

  14. So sorry to hear about your vacation. At lease you had wonderful company.

  15. first time bluberry corn bread looks just so yummy !loved your space very much.....happy to follow u !

  16. Oh Claudia - so sorry. I think my husband once brought me to the Bates Hotel in WI if that's any consolation. But you sure know how to make yourself better - I would happily console myself with that fruity cornbread.

  17. Sounds like you had a great weekend. Sorry about the lost pics! Btw, the cornbread looks fantastic. I like the last shot very much. Hope you're having a lovely day.
    Blessings, Kristy

  18. So sorry it was yucky - you should post up the inside too so we can all see!!

    Glad the views were great, and the views of this cornbread is lovely too.

  19. Aw, too bad about the weekend. On the bright side, that blueberry cornbread looks delicious!
    i have lots of cornmeal in my pantry, so i'll have to try this some time.

  20. I feel so bad for your ruined weekend...sometimes the pictures that they advertise are deceiving. At least you met up with your son, in Daytona, and had a great time there.
    Your blueberry cornbread, really looks so inviting, and delish!

  21. Sorry about your trip :(
    I love your cornbread. I make mine with cherries but I just need to try it with blueberries, I love them. Thanks for the recipe!

  22. I can absolutely relate to your misfortunate mini getaway. With so little aggravating to waste it due to the misguidance from our so-called hospitality industry. I'm sure, that you did your very best to enjoy some part of it ;o) Hopefully the next experience will be better.

    I have yet to try making cornbread. Making some with berries sounds yummy.

    Ciao for now,

  23. So sorry to hear that you had such an unpleasant experience! At least you were able to see some beauty outside that place and got some pretty photos to bring home.

    As for this delicious looking cornbread, yum! It looks so moist and the bits of blueberry cooked in side are calling to me :D

  24. I hate when a much needed vacation doesn't go as well as it should!!

    I love the idea of blueberries in corn bread. The tart with the bread. Mmm

  25. What an unusual cornbread. I love the blueberries.

  26. I am definitely making this cornbread Claudia!

    I can't believe that they wouldn't accommodate you in anyway! At least give you a break on the weekend. Thankfully you were still in FL and not further away from home!

  27. Cornbread muffins with blueberries...what a fun and delicious creation!

  28. The juicy blueberry version is calling to me! I wonder if I have any blueberries in my freezer? I'm going to have to go look now.


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