Mexican Cornbread Recipe

A traditional Mexican bread using maize flour, green chillies for the spice and onions for the crunch. It is a quite dense bread and can be served as an accompaniment with soup or just had simply with some tangy salsa and sour cream by the side.

Madhuli Ajay
Mexican Cornbread Recipe
1206 ratings.

Mexican Cornbread is a delicious accompaniment to many Mexican dishes and perfect for sharing with family and friends. The moist spicy bread is easy and quick to make. For a variation you can add colored peppers and cheese to the batter before baking.

Serve Mexican Cornbread Recipe with a Mexican menu of Mexican Black Bean Corn Soup and Baked Mexican Rice and end the meal with dessert like Creme Caramel Flan.

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Cuisine: Mexican
Course: Snack
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Convection Microwave Oven
Prep in

5 M

Cooks in

25 M

Total in

30 M


4 Servings


  • 1 cup Makki Ka Atta (Yellow Corn Meal Flour) , or corn flour
  • 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour (Maida)
  • 3 Green Chillies , or Jalapenos chopped
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 3 teaspoons Baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon Butter (Salted) , + 2 more tablespoons (or sunflower oil)
  • 1 Whole Egg , whisked
  • 1/2 cup Sweet corn
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons Sugar
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Mexican Cornbread Recipe

  1. To begin making Mexican Cornbread Recipe, first preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius.

  2. Brush a 9 inch non-stick baking pan with 1 tablespoon oil or melted butter.

  3. In a mixing bowl, add the flours, baking powder, chopped chillies, onion, salt and sugar.

  4. In another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, 2 tablespoon oil or butter, sweet corn and egg.

  5. Mix the dry ingredients with the wet till fully incorporated and a thick consistency is obtained.

  6. Pour in the prepared pan and bake for about 20-22 minutes (timing may change depending on the pan size and oven efficiency) till the bottom is brown and a tester inserted comes out clean.

  7. Serve Mexican Cornbread Recipe with a Mexican menu of Mexican Black Bean Corn Soup and Baked Mexican Rice and end the meal with dessert like Creme Caramel Flan