Cornbread Recipe

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Cornbread, a quintessential American classic, is a golden-hued delight that brings warmth to the table with its rustic charm and hearty flavor. Born from a simple yet brilliant combination of cornmeal, flour, and leavening agents, this beloved bread has become a staple in Southern cuisine and beyond.

Beyond its culinary prowess, cornbread carries a nostalgic resonance, harkening back to family gatherings and communal meals. Its straightforward ingredients and simple preparation embody a spirit of simplicity, making it not just a bread but a cultural emblem—a slice of history baked into every batch. Whether served warm from the oven, accompanying a feast, or as a solo indulgence, cornbread is a timeless celebration of wholesome goodness, a reminder that sometimes, the simplest pleasures are the most satisfying.

Cornbread

CornBread Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 9
Calories 0.2 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk or wooden spoon
  • 8-inch square baking pan or cast-iron skillet
  • Oven
  • Cooling rack

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/4 cup honey optional for a touch of sweetness

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Grease an 8-inch square baking pan or cast-iron skillet.
  • Combine Dry Ingredients:
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well combined.
  • Prepare Wet Ingredients:
  • In another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, melted butter, and honey (if using).
  • Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined. Do not overmix; a few lumps are okay.
  • Bake the Cornbread:
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan or skillet, spreading it evenly.
  • Baking Time:
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the top is golden brown, and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cooling:
  • Allow the cornbread to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then transfer it to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Slice and Serve:
  • Once cooled, cut the cornbread into squares or wedges. Serve it warm or at room temperature.

Notes

  • For added flavor, try incorporating ingredients like chopped jalapeños, cheese, or corn kernels into the batter before baking.
  • Serve with butter, honey, or alongside your favorite chili or barbecue dishes.
Keyword Bakery, Bread, Cornbread, Quick & Easy, Quick Meal
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