Recipe Review

Sweet Potato Cornbread Is the Tasty Mashup Every Table Needs This Thanksgiving

published Nov 23, 2022
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Someone poking sweet potato with fork.
Credit: Joe Lingeman

Deciding which of everyone’s favorite sides to include at Thanksgiving can sometimes be pretty stressful. Some people at the table may want cornbread while others may have a favorite sweet potato dish, but there’s only room for so many sides. 

To solve that problem, an option to consider may be combining some classics into one new dish. And thanks to New York City-based content creator, Daron The Chef, you now have a good place to start. Sharing a recipe for Sweet Potato Cornbread he picked up from @munchieswithmiles, the dish incorporates two Thanksgiving favorites — sweet potatoes and corn bread — in one delicious bite.

The recipe — which uses ingredients already hanging around the kitchen during the holidays — begins by mixing sweet potatoes, all purpose flour, cornmeal, a blend of granulated sugar and brown sugar, baking powder, and baking soda with both cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, mix your wet ingredients — buttermilk, sour cream, and eggs — until combined well. To make the color pop, Daron added equal parts yellow and red food coloring, but this depends on your preference. Next, add the mix to your pan and then place uncovered in a 400°F preheated oven for 15 minutes, checking periodically to ensure it doesn’t overcook. Use a fork to check and once it comes out clean, it’s ready.

While your cornbread is baking, turn your attention to your simple yet delicious honey butter glaze by mixing the two ingredients in a pan until melted. Once your cornbread is removed from the oven and your glaze is ready, taking a silicone brush, add the glaze atop and enjoy!