How to bake cornbread on the Traeger Timberline 850 wood pellet grill

How to bake cornbread on the Traeger Timberline 850 wood pellet grill

Accompany chilli con carne with this iconic US staple; cornbread

Cornbread is one of the staples of the barbecue, although more common in the USA than here in the UK. It is traditionally eaten with chilli con carne but would also go really well with a winter warmer goulash. It is really easy to bake, just make sure the grill is up to temperature before you start as it only takes a couple of minutes to mix.



  • 120g (4oz) softened butter
  • 235 ml (8.25fl oz) milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 125g (4½oz) cornmeal or polenta
  • 125g (4½oz) plain flour
  • 125g (4½oz)  caster sugar
  • 3 teasp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • can sweetcorn; drained (optional)
  • 1 teasp chilli powder (optional)
  • 1 jalapeno chilli; deseeded and finely chopped (optional)


Butter the cornbread iron and line the base with triangles of parchment, this makes it much easier to take out the cornbread.

Mix together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder & salt plus the chilli if using.

Mix milk, eggs and butter and pour into the dry ingredients along with the sweetcorn, if using.

Pre-heat the Traeger to 350F (177C) and bake for 20 – 25 minutes until cooked. It can also be cooked quite easily on gas, charcoal and electric barbecues. Test the cornbread is cooked by inserting the tip of a fine blade knife or skewer and if it comes out cleanly it is ready.

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Daughter of a farmer and market gardener so have always had a connection with the outdoors, whether it was keeping animals or producing fruit, vegetables and cut flowers. Along with my work at Hayes Garden World I also have a smallholding, mainly breeding rare breed pigs. I gained an HND and BSc in Conservation and Environmental Land Management, as a result I am an ardent environmentalist and have a keen interest in environmentally friendly gardening. In my time at Hayes I worked for several years in the Outdoor Plant and Houseplant areas.