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How to make Cornbread from Scratch

Southern Cornbread recipe from Scratch

5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • Stove
  • Oven
  • 9 inch round pan


  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup of cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt


  • First, you're going to melt 1/2 cup of unsalted butter in a pan on the stove. 
  • Once the butter is completely melted remove the pan from the heat. Add 2/3 cup of sugar,  you'll remove the pan from the heat to ensure the sugar does not burn.
  • Then, add 2 large eggs and beat until they are thoroughly blended into the mixture.
  • Continue to stir your eggs in the mixture.
  • Next, add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 cup of buttermilk, and continue to stir.
  • Now, pour of all those ingredients from the stove into a bowl.
  • Then, in that same bowl add 1  cup of cornmeal, and a 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
  • Add 1 cup of all-purpose flour. 
  • Stir all these ingredients together, until they're virtually not lumps. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  • Then, generously grease your 9 inch round pan with butter.
  • Pour in all your ingredients in your pan.
  • Once your pour in mixture, smooth out any lumps. Place your cornbread in the oven for about 30-45 minutes.  


Once your cornbread is finished, you can enjoy all of your hard work. This  recipe is absolutely amazing and moist. So grab yourself some Sweet tea and enjoy your Southern Cornbread from scratch. If you need  a great recipe for sweet tea, be sure to click here.
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