Everything Tastes Better with Bacon Cornbread

Sue Stone


We all know that everything tastes better with bacon. This cornbread is no exception. The subtle flavor of the peanut butter compliments the saltiness of the bacon.


★★★★☆ 3 votes

15 Min
25 Min


  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 c
  • 4 Tbsp
    granulated sugar (see note below)
  • 4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2
  • 1 Tbsp
    smooth peanut butter, melted
  • 1/4 c
    bacon drippings, reserved from frying bacon, or vegetable oil
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 lb
    bacon (approx. 8 slices) cooked, crumbled

How to Make Everything Tastes Better with Bacon Cornbread


  1. Fry bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towel and crumble well. Reserve 1/4 cup bacon grease.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, add flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt; mix well.
  3. To the dry ingredients in the bowl, add eggs, peanut butter, 1/4 cup bacon drippings or vegetable oil and milk; mix to incorporate. Stir in crumbled bacon.
  4. Heat oven to 425ºF. Pour 1 Tablespoon reserved bacon drippings into a 10" cast iron skillet or 9" square baking pan. Swirl around to cover bottom and sides of skillet or pan. Place into the oven while preheating.
  5. When oven has reached 425º, carefully remove skillet or pan. It will be VERY hot. Quickly pour in cornbread batter and return pan to oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan.
  6. Note: If a sweeter cornbread is desired, add 1-2 additional Tablespoons of sugar, or until desired sweetness is reached.

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About Everything Tastes Better with Bacon Cornbread

Course/Dish: Savory Breads
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Southern

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