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There is nothing like a cast iron skillet full of fresh cornbread from the oven. It is perfect with soup, stew or chili. It is also amazing with some butter and a drizzle of honey!

cast iron skillet filled with yellow cornbread

     Cornbread is an easy and delicious side for so many things. Chili? Cornbread! Stew? Cornbread! BBQ? Cornbread! Honey and butter? Cornbread! The best part is it is quick and easy to whip up.  This recipe is the perfect mix of tender and hearty and just a hint of sweet. You don’t need a cast iron skillet to bake it, but it is highly recommended!

     ‘Tis the season of soups, stews and chili. There is just something comforting about knowing there is a pot perking on the stove or something simmering in the slow cooker.

      Just the thought of it warms me up a bit which is perfect on these colder days. A slice of cornbread is the perfect thing to make that bowl of goodness a hearty meal.

    Do you know what makes it even more cozy? Making that cornbread in a skillet!

slice of cornbread on plate in front of bowl of chili

     Of course the skillet isn’t 100% necessary to make this recipe. You could use a 9 inch cake pan or even a square baking dish.

    But the skillet makes it a little more perfect. I don’t know why, it’s just a fact!

     This cornbread is a nice middle ground kind of cornbread. It has a course crumb without being too crumbly.

     It is a bit sweet, but not too sweet. It is great served as a slice with butter and maybe some honey but is also yummy crumbled over chili.

chunks of cornbread sprinkled over a bowl of chili

     The best part is the batter comes together in a jif. It takes very little effort and it comes out of the oven all warm and toasty. Just seeing it lets you know good things are ahead!

     My husband refuses to believe a bowl of soup on its own counts as dinner. So we always have to have something on the side.

    He would almost always choose chili if forced to pick a soup for dinner.  I also enjoy a slice of cornbread with ham and beans

If you like corn muffins, I have a recipe for those too! What do you serve with your soup?

Yield: 12 Servings

Skillet Cornbread

cast iron skillet filled with cornbread

There is nothing like a cast iron skillet full of fresh cornbread from the oven. It is perfect with soup, stew or chili. It is also amazing with some butter and a drizzle of honey!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup buttermilk (regular milk would work fine)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F
  2. Stir together buttermilk, butter, and eggs until combined.
  3. Stir in cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt until uniform.
  4. Gently stir in flour until just combined (it's ok if it's a little lumpy.)
  5. Pour batter into skillet and bake for 22-28 minutes. You want it to be cooked through and very lightly browned.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 296mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 4g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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There is nothing like a cast iron skillet full of fresh cornbread from the oven. It is perfect with soup, stew or chili. It is also amazing with some butter and a drizzle of honey!

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Sandy

Tuesday 9th of March 2021

Just made this again today. It’s the best cornbread recipe I’ve made. That’s saying a lot because I’ve made many of them. I used about a Tablespoon of honey instead of sugar and love it

Carlee

Tuesday 9th of March 2021

That makes me so happy! I know you eat a lot of cornbread, so that's a big compliment.

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Thursday 11th of January 2018

I have been looking for a new cornbread recipe to grab my attention, and yours sounds exactly like what I am looking for. I will try it this week when I get those beans 'n ham going!

Andrea Nine

Friday 22nd of December 2017

Yep, you went straight to Mr. Nines heart for sure!!!! This alone could be his Christmas gift, lol!! He loves his cornbread and I love cast iron cookin'! Wishing you and your beautiful family a very Merry Christmas sweet friend!

Carlee

Tuesday 26th of December 2017

Thank you, Andrea, and Merry Christmas to you all!