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The Ultimate Buttermilk Cornbread

This is the ultimate buttermilk cornbread recipe made with just a handful of ingredients in under 30 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time21 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 255kcal


  • 1/2 cup unsalted melted butter plus 1 tbsp 1 stick + 1 tbsp
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place the iron skillet in the oven and let it warm up for 5 minutes.
  • Add the eggs, buttermilk, melted butter, and sugar to a large bowl and mix until well combined.
  • Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cornmeal. Mix until well incorporated but do not overmix.
  • Add about 1 tbsp of butter to the hot skillet. Pour the cornbread batter into the skillet and smooth out the top with a spatula.
  • Bake for 20 minutes and then turn on the broil function and let it bake for an additional 1-2 minutes or until the top is nice and golden.
  • Serve warm, with butter, honey, and enjoy!


Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 210mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 371IU | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1mg