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Lemon Cornbread with thyme is an easy savory cornbread recipe that is  quick but delicious that pairs equally well with any main entree or with a slab of butter and a drizzle of honey for an afternoon snack.

lemon thyme cornbread loaf with two slices on a plate

This easy savory cornbread with lemon and thyme is a quick but delicious quick bread recipe.
lemon thyme cornbread loaf with slices taken out

Lemon Cornbread Recipe

This cornbread is not a true “Southerner Cornbread”, which has crispy edges, is slightly crumbly, cooked in a cast iron skillet.
It is also not a “Northern Cornbread”, which is cakier and is typically baked in a cake pan.
Let’s call this a “Midwestern Cornbread” – its cooked in a loaf pan, but still has crispy edges, its partly moist but partly crumbly, and its got fun flavor from the addition of lemon zest and fresh thyme.
No matter where you come from, or how your grandmother made her cornbread, this easy and simple cornbread recipe is delicious and a great addition to your family weeknight meal!
This Lemon Cornbread with Thyme pairs perfectly with something like Spiced Pork Meatballs or a good soup!


How do you make the best cornbread?

To make the best cornbread, follow these easy tips:
  • Make sure that the oven and the pan is preheated completely. Allow the pan to warm up in the oven, and give it a full 10 minutes to keep heating past when your oven signals that it is hot.
  • Mix until just combined – over mixing will lead to dry, tough cornbread.



mixing the ingredients for lemon thyme cornbread


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  • Quick Skillet Focaccia – This easy focaccia recipe delivers a crisp crust and a tender crumb! It’s perfect every time.
  • Cheddar Cornbread with Pepitas – Crumby and moist, with a great cheddar cheese flavor and crunch from pepitas, this cornbread recipe is perfect for fall!
  • Sourdough Naan – This sourdough naan recipe is so easy its foolproof! Delicious and flavorful naan is right around the corner with this great recipe!


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lemon thyme cornbread loaf with slices taken out

Lemon Thyme Cornbread

This easy savory cornbread with lemon and thyme is a quick but delicious quick bread recipe.
4.75 from 4 votes
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Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 61kcal
Author: Jenni


  • 1 box corn bread mix
  • 1 large egg
  • cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • zest from half a lemon


  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Spray a loaf pan with baking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the ingredients until just combined.
  • Pour into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 17-24 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into its center comes out mostly clean.
  • Allow to cool completely (or at least mostly) before removing from the pan.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 90mg | Sugar: 3g


One Comment

  1. Healing Tomato says:

    Last night, we had this cornbread recipe (using vegan egg sub) and it was the most delicious cornbread recipe ever. It was moist and crumbly. Perfectly delicious in every way

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