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Slice of Homemade Buttermilk Cornbread made in a cast iron skillet

Homemade Buttermilk Cornbread Recipe

This Homemade Buttermilk Cornbread is just like Grandma used to make! It is moist, tender, and buttery soft! The way it cooks is the key to getting those perfect golden brown crisp edges!
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  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup flour all purpose
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs large
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil


  • Preheat the oven to 375˚F. Rub the inside of a 12" cast iron skillet with the vegetable oil and place in the oven while it heats.
  • Combine the cornmeal, flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and mix to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the butter, sugar, and eggs. Then add the buttermilk and whisk until smooth.
  • Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon until just moistened.
  • Place the batter in the hot cast iron skillet and return to the oven to bake for 18-28 minutes, or until just set in the center.
  • Remove from the oven and serve warm with your choice of butter and honey. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 217kcal (11%)Carbohydrates: 27g (9%)Protein: 4g (8%)Fat: 11g (17%)Saturated Fat: 6g (38%)Cholesterol: 50mg (17%)Sodium: 302mg (13%)Potassium: 91mg (3%)Fiber: 2g (8%)Sugar: 10g (11%)Vitamin A: 310IU (6%)Calcium: 31mg (3%)Iron: 1mg (6%)

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)