Southern Cornbread Recipe


Cornbread in the South is a vital part of life. It’s the perfect accompaniment to Ham and Bean Soup, Chili and New Year’s beans, ham and greens.  Or just eat it with butter and jam! 🙂

I love cornbread and am thankful for a heritage of amazing cornbread makers.

Southern Cornbread

{my momma’s recipe}

  • 1 cup yellow corn meal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 T. sugar
  • 4 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup oil {plus oil to heat in pan}

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  In a seasoned cast iron skillet, add oil about 1/3 deep in the skillet.  Put the skillet in the oven while you prepare the batter.

Combine corn meal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl.  Add milk, egg and oil and beat until smooth.

Carefully remove the skillet from the oven.  To make sure the oil is hot enough, flick a little bit of corn meal in the pan to see if it sizzles. If it does, the oil is ready.

Add the cornbread batter and bake 20-23 minutes or until browned and a toothpick comes out clean.

Enjoy with butter {or yummy preserves, or both}!

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  1. I have a cornbread recipe that I have been told changes haters.
    1c corn meal
    3/4c flour
    3tsp baking powder
    1tsp salt
    1/3c sugar
    1 egg
    1c milk
    2tbsp shortening(butter or oil)
    bake 425 for 20-25min. Yum!

  2. Thanks for sharing your recipe…
    I am an olden lady that has eaten southern (NEVAH SWEET) cornbread all of my life. I’ve never even heard of eating it with jelly….but, I sure will give it a try.
    Here’s a great Southern recipe, too…
    Ingredients for SOUTHERN CORNBREAD
    2 cups cornmeal
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2 tablespoons baking powder
    2 eggs
    1 cup margarine, melted
    4 cups buttermilk
    1/4 cup corn oil
    AND, always….ALWAYS cooked in a cast iron skillet.:))
    I am going to sign up to follow..come by to see me sometime..:)

  3. I love cornbread but I’ve never made it. I never had to because Mom was always around to make it for me. Now that I’ve relocated from Louisiana to New England, I need to learn to do it myself. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us. It looks so yummy! Have a great Tuesday, Candace
    Candace´s last blog post ..RUBY TUESDAY

  4. YUM! It looks delish! The only thing different about my recipe is I use buttermilk.
    Do you happen to live in N. AL? I have noticed several things you posted/tweeted that look or sound awfully familiar. :o)
    Robin´s last blog post ..Ct 2010

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