Chocolate Chip Cornbread

Chocolate Chip Cornbread

Chocolate Chip Cornbread

It’s September, and son #2 is out of the house again living the high-life as a student in Santa Barbara where he’s studying to be an EMT. It’s a hard program, so let’s all pool our positive thoughts together and send them in his direction. Thanks guys! Anyway, he’s been up there about a month, but he’s coming home this Sunday and we’ve decided to have a little brunch in his honor…cause his mama misses him so much!  My parents are coming over, because they too miss him a great deal, and his big brother, son #1 is coming, but he won’t admit how much he misses his younger brother.  Ah, kids!

I’m preparing all his favorites; homemade waffles, fresh fruit and crispy bacon. He has requested that I bake this Chocolate Chip Cornbread which he likes toasted and topped with a big slab of butter. I’ve made cornbread a million different ways, but I particularly like this one for breakfast because it’s a little bit sweet and a little bit savory. If you can, it’s a treat to serve it right out of the oven.

Chocolate Chip Cornbread

Chocolate Chip Cornbread

Chocolate Chip Cornbread

From Bon Appetit

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs


  1. Place the oven rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.  Spray a 9″ x 5″ metal loaf pan with cooking spray, or you can use mini loaf pans or muffins tins if you wish.  Just adjust the cooking time accordingly.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt.  Stir in the chocolate chips. Set aside.  In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the milk, oil and eggs.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and stir just until all the ingredients are incorporated. Pour the batter into the prepared pan(s).
  3. Bake the cornbread until the top starts to turn a little golden, and when a tester inserted in the middle comes out clean. For the 9″ x 5″ pan, bake about 35 minutes. Cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. The cornbread is best served warm with a little butter.
Chocolate Chip Cornbread

Chocolate Chip Cornbread

Mama’s Tips: 

As with all batters, mix this one just until all ingredients are incorporated. Do not over mix.

Chocolate Chip Cornbread

Chocolate Chip Cornbread

Recipe: Easy

41 Comments on “Chocolate Chip Cornbread”

  1. chinskitchen says:

    Omg this looks delicious I can taste the flavours. Love cornbread x

  2. snikkimack says:

    Yummy! I will definitely be trying this out!

  3. Rebecca says:

    This looks delicious! I don’t think I’ve ever had cornbread before. What’s it like?

  4. tworedbowls says:

    This sounds absolutely delicious. And the mini loaf tins are beyond adorable, I love them! Good luck to your son and enjoy having him home! 🙂

  5. I love cornbread and chocolate chips but never would have thought to pair the two together. It looks very tasty and sounds exceptionally intriguing. I may just have to make this. Even I can bake cornbread so hopefully I won’t mess it up. 🙂
    Good luck to son # 2. I’m sending all sorts of positive waves his way. I leave tomorrow to Portland, Me. to take care of son # 4 because he is having surgery 9/19 to correct a deviated septum. Maybe he will finally have some sort of sense of smell. 🙂 Of course, given that he is a 22 yr. old bachelor in the USCG, not having a sense of smell could be a blessing. 😀

  6. WOW! Love the idea of a chocolate cornbread. Will definitely be putting this on my to-bake list. Thanks for sharing Sheryl! 🙂

  7. I’ll send #2 safely down to you from the paradise of SB! My parents will be coming up here–go figure. We’ll be taking them out rather than cooking for them. Have a wonderful weekend spoiling everyone rotten. 🙂

  8. jen says:

    very pretty little cases and cornbread with chocolate sounds delicious. Have a lovely time with all the family 🙂

  9. cheryllovesfood says:

    Woman, you are just not right. Only you would make something that I would normally turn my smeller up at look and sound so fabulous! I can see how this would work, love the texture of cornbread and pair that with chocolate. Well, touch me in tha mornin’ and then just walk away!

  10. Tamara says:

    you have my mouth watering…I love cornbread….

  11. I’m still drooling thinking of your blondies, and now I will start drooling over this one. 😀

  12. You know, you could easily start your own artisanal bakery. Photos look terrific.

  13. themondaybox says:

    I have never seen chocolate chips in a cornbread, but if it is a son’s special request, I know it has to be good! 🙂 We all do the same thing, I think. The away son/daughter comes home and we cook/bake everything they love in order to 1. make them happy 2. make them want to come home again soon! 🙂 My son, child #2, just left for college this week and I miss him already. I wonder what he would think of chocolate chip corn bread…….Thanks!

  14. This sounds like an incredible combination! I will defiantly have to try!

  15. Mama, these are perfect, golden little loaves of deliciousness! I’m obsessed with cornbread and I’ve never thought of adding chocolate chips. Brilliant! I wish Son #2 all the best in the upcoming school year. EMTs have it rough. You must be so proud of him!

  16. ohlidia says:

    Love individual little cakes! They are so pretty and look so yummy!

  17. naomimgruer says:

    I wouldn’t think to combine chocolate chips with cornbread. I just found similar small cardboard loaf pans and am so excited. They say they’ll be fine in the oven up to 400 F.

  18. cloverleaf says:

    What a great thing to add chocolate chips to cornbread! YUM!!! 😀

  19. PriyaBaby says:

    looks so delicious…..will be making them soon

  20. randle says:

    Oooh, dessert cornbread. Yes, please.

  21. radhika25 says:

    Love cornbread! And these look absolutely delicious!

  22. Enjoy your time with your family! I have never had chocolate chips in cornbread and must try this! Looks amazing 🙂

    • Mama's Gotta Bake says:

      I know. Chocolate chips in cornbread sounds like it doesn’t go together, but it’s actually very good!

  23. magda says:

    cornbread, i love it! 🙂 it looks great and it’s yummi!

  24. These pictures are beautiful. The black background makes them look so dramatic!!

    Definitely sending good luck vibes to your son 🙂

  25. STOP.
    Chocolate chips in cornbread?!! HOW COME I’ve never thought of this??
    Man, you are amazing. Thank you for this.

  26. 9erdomestic says:

    Mmmm… looks delicious. I will have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  27. Ted Luoma says:

    I like sweet cornbread. I just had a thought that it might be good with chocolate chips. I decide to search recipes and yours comes up. It looks absolutely decadent as far as cornbread goes. I’m going to have to try it.

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