Martha White Southern Cornbread Recipe

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Terrance Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Martha White Southern Cornbread

This 6-ingredient recipe for southern cornbread yields a cornbread that’s not too sweet and instead is full of corn flavors. It’s the perfect side to soups.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 1largeegg
  • cupsbuttermilk
  • ¼cupoil,or shortening
  • 2cupswhite cornmeal
  • 1tbspbaking powder
  • 1tspsalt
  • 1tbspsugar,optional
  • 2tbspbutter,melted, optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

  2. Grease a cast iron skillet with oil or shortening and put it in the oven.

  3. In a large bowl add the egg, buttermilk, oil, cornmeal, baking powder and salt.

  4. Whisk to combine.

  5. Bake for 25 to 28 minutes or until golden brown.

  6. Brush on melted butter when it comes out of the oven (optional).


  • Calories: 178.80kcal
  • Fat: 7.63g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.93g
  • Trans Fat: 0.10g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.72g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.66g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.85g
  • Fiber: 1.02g
  • Sugar: 3.19g
  • Protein: 3.59g
  • Cholesterol: 22.02mg
  • Sodium: 174.79mg
  • Calcium: 129.83mg
  • Potassium: 97.51mg
  • Iron: 1.36mg
  • Vitamin A: 30.74µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.36mg
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