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Sweet chilli cornbread

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  • Nut free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • Soy free
  • Shellfish free
  • Seafood free
  • Vegetarian

This cornbread recipe serves as a delicious side dish with any meal of the day with a tasty sweet and spicy combo.

  • Serves12
  • Cook time30 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes, + 15 mins cooling time
Sweet chilli cornbread


  • 1 1/4 cups (190g) plain flour
  • 1 cup (170g) polenta (cornmeal)
  • 1/4 cup (55g) brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (260g) canned creamed corn
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped coriander
  • 3/4 cup (185ml) buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup (60g) maple syrup
  • 2 Coles Australian Free Range Eggs
  • 1 long red chilli, seeded, finely chopped (optional)
  • 120g unsalted butter, melted, slightly cooled
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) sweet chilli sauce

Nutritional information

Per serve: Energy: 1081kJ/259 Cals (12%), Protein: 5g (10%), Fat: 10g (14%), Sat Fat: 6g (25%), Sodium: 303mg (15%), Carb: 37g (12%), Sugar: 14g (16%), Dietary Fibre: 2g (7%).

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a 20cm square cake pan and place in oven to heat up. Place flour, polenta, sugar, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Make a well in the centre. Add the corn, coriander, buttermilk, maple syrup, eggs and chilli, if using, and whisk to combine. Gently fold in butter until just combined (don’t overmix).

  2. Step 2

    Carefully pour batter into preheated cake pan (the batter will sizzle). Spoon sweet chilli sauce over top and swirl with a skewer to marble. Bake for 30 mins or until a clean skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.

  3. Step 3

    Cool for 15 mins before turning onto a board. Cut into pieces. Serve warm.

Recipe tip

Serve with coriander sprigs

Make sticky chicken meatballs with some of the leftover maple syrup and sweet chilli sauce. Find the recipe at

Buy it right
Not to be confused with semolina, polenta is made from cornmeal, while semolina is made from wheat. 

Store it right
Store polenta in an airtight container in the pantry. 

Cook it right
For creamy polenta, a whisk is key. See how it’s done at