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Southern Buttermilk Cornbread

This super easy Southern Buttermilk Cornbread is the ultimate side dish for any meal! Buttery and melt-in-your-mouth-delicious.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Sides
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 239kcal
Author: Traci


  • 1 ½ cups cornmeal
  • cup all purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup salted butter
  • 1 ¾ cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs


  • Preheat oven to 425.
  • Place butter into 10" cast iron skillet and set in oven.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add buttermilk and eggs. Beat well.
  • Remove butter from oven and pour into batter.
  • Stir in and pour mixture back into the hot cast iron skillet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Turn out immediately..


  • Do not skip melting the butter in the pan. This acts as a way to grease your pan and melting your butter at the same time!
  • Make sure you work quickly.
  • Be very careful when handling the hot cast iron pan.
  • This recipe stores really well!


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 716mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g