Buttermilk Cornbread

This Buttermilk Cornbread recipe is for those who appreciate the simplicity of a well-crafted side dish that adds warmth to any meal. Whether you’re a seasoned home cook or just starting your culinary journey, this recipe is approachable and rewarding. Perfect for family dinners, potlucks, or as a cozy snack, this cornbread is sure to become a go-to in your repertoire.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Can I use a different type of flour?
A: While all-purpose flour works well, you can experiment with whole wheat flour or a gluten-free flour blend for a variation in texture.

Q: What size skillet should I use?
A: A 10-inch skillet is recommended for this recipe. If using a different size, adjust the baking time accordingly.

Q: Can I make this cornbread in a baking dish?
A: Certainly! Transfer the batter to a greased baking dish and adjust the baking time as needed.

Kitchen Equipment

  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Oven-safe skillet
  • Measuring cups and spoons


  • 8 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Preheat the Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius).
  1. Prepare Dry Ingredients:
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking soda, and a pinch of salt until well combined.
  1. Combine Wet Ingredients:
  • In a separate bowl, beat the eggs lightly and then stir in the buttermilk until fully incorporated.
  1. Melt Butter in Skillet:
  • Melt the butter in an oven-safe skillet on the stovetop over medium heat.
  1. Combine Batter and Butter:
  • Once the butter is melted, remove the skillet from the heat and pour the batter into it.
  • Whisk the batter together with the melted butter until well combined.
  1. Bake the Cornbread:
  • Place the skillet in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the cornbread is golden brown and cooked through.
  1. Cool and Serve:
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

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