Grandmother’s Buttermilk Cornbread

Grandmother’s Buttermilk Cornbread is a classic and comforting recipe that has been passed down through generations. Here’s a simple recipe for you to recreate that delicious homemade flavor:


  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • Additional butter for greasing the pan


  1. Preheat the Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Place a cast-iron skillet or a baking pan in the oven to heat.
  1. Mix Dry Ingredients:
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  1. Combine Wet Ingredients:
  • In another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter.
  1. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined. Do not overmix; a few lumps are okay.
  1. Grease the Skillet or Pan:
  • Carefully remove the hot skillet or pan from the oven. Add a tablespoon of butter, allowing it to melt and coat the bottom.
  1. Pour Batter:
  • Pour the cornbread batter into the hot, greased skillet or pan.
  1. Bake:
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the top is golden brown, and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  1. Cool and Serve:
  • Allow the cornbread to cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.


  • For a crispy crust, using a preheated cast-iron skillet is recommended.
  • Adjust the sugar according to your preference. Some like it sweeter, while others prefer a more savory cornbread.
  • Serve with butter, honey, or alongside your favorite soups and stews.

This buttermilk cornbread recipe captures the essence of traditional, Southern-style cornbread. Enjoy the warm, comforting aroma and delicious taste that will remind you of your grandmother’s kitchen.

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