Pear and Walnut Cornbread

Pear and Walnut Cornbread

An easy and delicious breakfast, snack, or treat!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6


1 bag cornbread mix
1/3 cup milk
1 can sliced pears
1/2 cup walnuts
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
Butter or oil to grease pan

Optional spices:
1/4 tsp. cardamom
1/2 tsp. ginger


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Grease an 8×8” baking pan or 9” round cake pan.
  3. Open can of pears and drain liquid. Chop pears into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Roughly chop walnuts.
  5. Whisk together egg, milk, and vanilla extract.
  6. Stir together 1 1/3 cups of dry cornbread mix, spices, and a pinch of salt.
  7. Pour egg mixture into cornbread mix and stir until you can’t see any dry mix left (don’t over-mix!).
  8. Add chopped pears and walnuts to the mix and stir until combined (again – don’t stir too much).
  9. Pour entire cornbread mixture into greased baking pan.
  10. Bake cornbread for 20 minutes. Use a toothpick to check how done the cornbread is, and cook a few minutes longer if necessary.
  11. Remove cornbread from oven, let cool slightly, and cut into squares. Enjoy!


  • Serve with a dollop of yogurt, granola, fruit, or jam on top for a filling breakfast – or top with a scoop of ice cream for cornbread à la mode!
  • You can also make this dish as muffins instead of a loaf – just use a muffin tin instead of a baking pan, and cook for around 5 minutes less.
  • Try this recipe with different kinds of fruit – canned peaches, pineapple, or even baked apple!
  • This recipe can be altered to fit whatever you’re in the mood for. Possible additions:
    • bacon and scallions
    • green chile and cheddar cheese
    • brown sugar and pecan
    • blueberry and lemon
    • fresh corn and basil – get creative!