Cornbread Recipe

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Mia Kelley Modified: March 23, 2022
Cornbread Recipe

How To Make Cornbread

A fluffy and buttery cornbread is just what you need for your next side dish! Whip up this hearty bread in just under an hour.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Cool Time: 10 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • ½cupunsalted butter,melted, or bacon drippings
  • 1cupall-purpose flour
  • 1cupyellow cornmeal,or polenta
  • 1tbspsugar,optional
  • 2tspbaking powder,optional
  • ½tspbaking soda
  • ½tspsalt
  • cupbuttermilk,shake before measuring
  • 2large eggs


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C | 400 degrees F, then position a rack in the middle.

  2. Lightly grease a 9-inch cast iron skillet or 9-inch square baking dish with butter, then place it in the oven to heat up.

  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

  4. Make a well in the centre, then add in the buttermilk and eggs.

  5. Mix together well to combine, then add in the slightly cooled melted butter.

  6. Mix again until just combined, making sure not to overmix.

  7. Carefully remove the hot pan or dish from the oven, then pour the batter into the hot skillet or dish.

  8. Bake for 20 to 23 minutes until the cornbread begins to brown on top and a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.

  9. Allow to cool for 10 minutes.

  10. Slice, serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 182.73kcal
  • Fat: 9.06g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.33g
  • Trans Fat: 0.31g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.43g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.61g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.10g
  • Fiber: 0.79g
  • Sugar: 2.78g
  • Protein: 4.15g
  • Cholesterol: 52.56mg
  • Sodium: 185.15mg
  • Calcium: 100.88mg
  • Potassium: 89.80mg
  • Iron: 1.30mg
  • Vitamin A: 83.76µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.31mg
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