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Which cornbread is your favorite? Broccoli Cheese?  Jalapeno? Or  Buttermilk Cornbread? This Bacon Broccoli Cheese Cornbread is a family favorite.

Which cornbread fits your personality?  Keep reading to see what type of cornbread each of my family members are the most like.



Today, I decided to fix a pot of White Beans, which I grew up eating all the time.  As a kid, I wasn’t that big of a fan of white beans.  I have since grown to enjoy them especially when it gets chilly outside.  Growing up, we always had cornbread to go with our beans that was the best part.  I loved cornbread back then and I, love it now.   Even though all my children seem to enjoy beans, I wanted to make the cornbread the star.  So, we had a Cornbread Feast, which included Bacon Broccoli Cheese Cornbread, Jalapeno Cornbread, and Homemade Buttermilk Cornbread.

Having the three different kinds of cornbread on the same night reminded me of our family.  Each family member has a special role in our family designed by God.

My husband is like the Jalapeno Cornbread.

He is always well seasoned and kicked up.  You never know what kind of spice (happy dance) he is going to break out into.  He is the goofy, happy, crazy, kicked-up with silliness personality most of the time.  Just like the Jalapeno Cornbread that kicks up your mouth, you will never be bored when Jerry is in the house.  He reminds me of Tigger from Winnie the Pooh.  He is always bouncing around in a happy mood.

Southern Buttermilk Cornbread

Southern Buttermilk Cornbread which represents someone who is a traditionalist.  The cornbread never changes, but it always tastes good.  I am dependable and get the job done which is just like a piece of Southern Buttermilk Cornbread.  You can always count on cornbread to complete most any meal that you fix.

Our kids remind me of the Broccoli Cheese Cornbread.

When you add broccoli cheese, onion, and bacon to cornbread, it blends to make a perfect Bacon, Broccoli & Cheese Cornbread.  Our children are just the right mix of both parents.

Can you believe I got all of this from a cornbread feast?  Me either!

1 Cor. 12:12  "Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ."

God made everyone different.  If everyone was just like me, we may be too serious and never have much fun.  If everyone was like my husband, we would always have fun and not get much done.  God puts us together so that we could help each other out.  Thank God our friends and family are not like us.

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To make Broccoli and Cheese Cornbread, I mix up my Southern Buttermilk cornbread and add the following ingredients.

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Broccoli & Cheese Cornbread Recipe

Prep Time5 hrs 28 mins
Cook Time5 hrs 28 mins


  • 1 cup plain cornmeal not cornmeal mix
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 TB baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • One teaspoon Cajun Season
  • 4 TB veggie oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups broccoli steamed and chopped
  • One medium onion finely chopped
  • 6 to 8 slices of bacon cooked hard and crumbled
  • 1 - 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 - 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • Two eggs beaten


  • Combine flour, cornmeal, salt, Cajun season, sugar and baking powder.
  • Stir in buttermilk, eggs, and oil.
  • Add the broccoli, onion, bacon, and sharp cheddar cheese to the Buttermilk Cornbread Recipe below.
  • Bake in a cast iron skillet that you have melted three tablespoons of butter in. I love my cast iron skillet, and cornbread is delicious cooked in it.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until golden brown.


Jalapeno Cornbread

Also, follow my Buttermilk Cornbread recipe but add:

1/4 cup of finely chopped jalapeño and 3 ounces of pickled jalapeno juice.  I use pickled jalapeño.  It is best to use gloves when chopping jalapeño.

Mix well and bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

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  1. Wow, how did you find another terrific recipe in your stash?! This one is a meal in itself and I love serving it with beans. THANKS for this delish dish! Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

  2. Totally a traditionalist here and am loving the same as you. Thank you though for sharing the different cornbread recipes here and can’t wait to try 😉

  3. Hi, Diane,

    I just bought a copy of Crescent Dragonwagon’s “Cornbread Gospels.” It’s a fabulous book with so many cornbread recipes and stories about the recipes. I’ll be trying so many of the recipes in the weeks to come. I usually cook cornbread at least once a week, so it’s going to be fun baking all the different breads.

    I must admit that my favorite cornbread doesn’t have any flour–just the old scratchy bread that my mother cooked in her cast iron skillet. I make mine that way too, but it still doesn’t taste as good as hers. Guess it never will, either.

    Thanks for the good recipes.

    • Margie,

      I am going to have to find Crescent Dragonwagon’s “Cornbread Gospepels.” I would love it! Little Rock has a cornbread festival each year. I always say I am going to enter it the recipe contest. Maybe this year.

      I love Buttermilk cornbread the best also. I made some last night.

      Diane Roark

  4. Hi, just ran across your site and love your recipe and message. I notice you use cast iron and I just got my first two pieces. Sick does not describe when I realize my great-grandmothers cast iron stuff (I am 65!) was gotten rid of in ga”rage sale back in the 70’s. Guess my Mom did not know how to care for it. Anyway, I have my eye on a Griswald Erie PA USA, looks like a muffin pan, but the cups are really deep! Not shallow. I was wondering what kind of a pan it really is, and if I could do cornbread muffins, cupcales etc. in it. I don’t know how to get on facebook. My email is If you use CI a lot could I ask you a few other questions as I go along? I seasoned a Lodge skillet, probably the top to a two part set at one time, and a pot that is 9 1/2″ and 3 1/2 ” deep. Works great as a fryer, so not thinking about getting a chicken fryer, but would maybe like something for muffins and a ridged griddle for steaks. Not sure the price for this muffin pan I ran across is worth it, trying to save back money for Christmas and yet……. I look forward to your reply. Thanks.

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