Rosemary Cornbread #SundaySupper #ChooseDreams

Cornbread made with buttermilk is given a sophisticated twist with fresh rosemary in this Rosemary CornbreadThis recipe is lightened up and always a favorite!

Rosemary Cornbread from Alida's Kitchen #recipes #SundaySupper #ChooseDreams

A couple weeks ago, my family paid a visit to the local nursery to pick up some herbs to plant in a container garden on our deck.  The deck is just off the kitchen, and walking out the patio door to pick fresh herbs for my recipes is one of the many things I look forward to each spring.  I’m not the only one who looks forward to ‘herb season.’  Adam not only loves the recipes, but he loves to care for the herbs too!  Ever since he could walk, he has helped watering. Now with a few years of experience under his 4 year old belt, he has taken over (most) responsibility and really does a great job!

Rosemary Cornbread from Alida's Kitchen #recipes #SundaySupper #ChooseDreams

This year, we got him involved in the actual planting of the herbs.  He loved digging in the dirt, putting the plants in ‘just right’ and then getting to water them.  We also added tomatoes to our container garden as a fun activity for Adam to watch them progress throughout the summer (plus I have lots of great ideas for those tomatoes!)   Stay tuned for plant updates as well as the tasty recipes later in the season!

To be honest, one of the reasons I love having an herb garden is for this Rosemary Cornbread recipe.  It is always the first recipe I make each spring using fresh rosemary from our container garden. Immediately after the herbs are planted, I envision warm loaves of Rosemary Cornbread.  Fortunately it takes minutes to make and then while it bakes in the oven, the house smells incredible!

Rosemary Cornbread from Alida's Kitchen #recipes #SundaySupper #ChooseDreams

Rosemary Cornbread has a classic cornbread texture and flavor, with a sophisticated twist of rosemary.  The fresh rosemary not only gives this bread an amazing flavor, but the little flecks of rosemary in each slice are just beautiful.  I lightened up the original recipe by reducing the oil, increasing the buttermilk and reducing the sugar.   The result is a delicious bread that is versatile enough to complement any meal.

Rosemary Cornbread from Alida's Kitchen #recipes #SundaySupper #ChooseDreams

Rosemary Cornbread
Yields: 3 mini loaves or 1 standard loaf
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespooon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray baking pan(s) with baking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together cornmeal, flour, baking powder and baking soda. Stir in rosemary.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, sugar, buttermilk and oil until combined. Add flour mixture in two batches; fold until just combined.
  4. Divide batter between 3 mini loaf pans, or 1 standard loaf pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes for mini loaves, 30 minutes for standard loaf. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes and then move to wire rack to cool completely.
Adapted from Martha Stewart

Sunday Supper Movement

While the Rosemary Cornbread recipe is not new to the blog, the recipe has been refined along with new photos.  Since this is the first recipe I make each year using fresh herbs from the garden, it seemed fitting to share for Sunday Supper this week.  We are partnering with American Family Insurance and the theme is Recipes from the Garden.  Each blogger is sharing inspiration and recipes using foods from the garden, and they all look fabulous!

For these recipes and more, be sure to follow the Recipes from the Garden #ChooseDreams Pinterest board.  Enjoy!

Join the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. Check out our #SundaySupper Pinterest board for more fabulous recipes and food photos.

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  1. I love cornbread and I love that you made it in a loaf. You inspired me! I think I am going to try your recipe, but add in some jalapenos! 🙂

  2. This is the first time I’ve seen cornbread in a loaf. How neat! I see slathering a slice with rosemary or herb butter too. Yum!

  3. Aw, your garden helper is adorable!!! I bet he gobbled up this amazing cornbread! I certainly would 🙂

  4. I have never used Rosemary in cornbread… what was I thinking?! This sounds so flavorful 🙂

  5. Adam looks so happy in the garden! Rosemary in cornbread sounds so good!

  6. That’s a gorgeous loaf of cornbread! It looks SO moist!

  7. This is a gorgeous cornbread! I’m now dying to try a gluten free version.

  8. Alida,
    I love this so much!!! Rosemary olive oil bread is one of my faves and I have yet to make cornbread. . I can’t wait to try this . .. this would be perfect with all the grilling we’re going to be doing this summer!!! delicious!!

  9. We are lucky as our rosemary grows year round and turns into a giant bush. I have to give your rosemary cornbread a try it looks and sounds fantastic.

    BTW – love your garden helper 🙂

  10. Rosemary cornbread is one of my favorite breads! I will have to try it in a loaf, looks great! Ps- your little helper is absolutely adorable! 🙂