Grape Cornbread #BreadBakers

An easy sweet cornbread recipe made even sweeter with the addition of grapes. This is a perfect snack, side dish or dessert.




I am super excited about this post. This is a new group I have joined and this month it is all about the grapes. So now once a month at this time I get to blog to you about all kind of bread.

Living in the south I was always kind of used to my cornbread being on the not so sweet side. This cornbread is a bit different,  it has a bit of sugar.  Along with the sweetness of the grapes, this could be dessert. I totally could put a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of  whipped cream over this and call it a day.

On the other hand, I certainly wouldn’t turn away a wedge of this sweet bread to enjoy in the morning with my cup of coffee.

Just saying.


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Grape Cornbread


1 cup flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons honey
2 cups black seedless grapes cut in half


Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Spray a 8x8 inch dish with cooking spray. Whisk the flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment combine eggs, sugar, lemon zest and vanilla. Add milk and honey. Add flour mixture and combine until just incorporated. Mix in half of the grapes.
Pour batter into prepared dish. Sprinkle the remaining grapes over the top of the bread. Bake until cake turns golden brown around the edges and start to pull away from the pan. About 30-40 minutes.

Here are a few of my fellow bloggers who make bread with grapes.

#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme.  Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page.

We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send Stacy an email with your blog URL to


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12 Responses to “Grape Cornbread #BreadBakers”

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    Stacy — October 14, 2014 at 5:37 am

    What a lovely cornbread, Vonnie! Those beautiful purple grapes almost look like black olives sinking in there.

    As a fellow Southerner I can attest that in my family we made both types of cornbread, sweet and not-so-sweet. My mom used the same recipe but added or subtracted sugar depending on how she was feeling or if the cornbread was going to used in stuffing, for instance. Sweet wouldn’t do for that!


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    Renee — October 14, 2014 at 6:21 am

    I couldn’t wait to see the recipe after you posted a photo of it in the group. I’m loving the sweet cornbread as a nice change to the typical savory. It’s so pretty with the grapes too.


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    Jenni — October 14, 2014 at 10:21 am

    I grew up in the South too, and as a kid I was never a fan of the more savory, Southern cornbread. Now I love both sweet and savory, and this version is a delicious one to have in my arsenal! I can imagine a scoop of sweet corn ice cream would turn this into a lovely dessert. =)


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    Linda@There and Back Again — October 14, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Interesting idea! I’ve seen cornbread make with a lot of savory ingredients added, but I like the idea of making it almost coffee cake-style.


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    Sophia Remer — October 14, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    I loooove a good cornbread, and yours looks so tasty. Such a lovely use of grapes! 🙂


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    Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories — October 14, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    So beautiful and yummy looking Veronica. What a great idea!! the purple and yellow look perfect together!


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    Cindys Recipes and Writings — October 14, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Cornbread sounds perfect with grapes!


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    Robin @ A Shaggy Dough Story — October 15, 2014 at 4:48 am

    I bet it tastes as beautiful as it looks! Very nice, Veronica.


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    Carola — October 15, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    I ´ve done this combination, I will try them 🙂


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    Kathia Rodriguez — October 15, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Yes! I really like the combo of flavors in this cornbread.


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    Ansh — October 15, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    I have never had a sweet cornbread. I didn’t even think about a sweet one until you posted a recipe! Great bread .


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