This moist and tender skillet cornbread has a crispy crust and warm buttery taste. It’s all prepared in one bowl, which makes clean-up a breeze.

This one-bowl recipe for tender and buttery cornbread is baked in a cast iron skillet for a delightfully crispy crust. #cornbreadrecipe #skilletcornbread #buttermilkcornbread #castironcornbread

With the leaves falling and the cold weather setting in, I’ve been all about soups and stews lately. And nothing goes better with a bowl of soup or stew than soft and fluffy cornbread.

This one-bowl recipe for tender and buttery cornbread is baked in a cast iron skillet for a delightfully crispy crust. #cornbreadrecipe #skilletcornbread #buttermilkcornbread #castironcornbread

This recipe is simply eight ingredients. You just toss all the dry ingredients together, then add in all the wet ingredients, bake, and in less than half an hour you have homemade cornbread. This recipe is more on the savory side, even though there is honey in it. The honey is added to round out the flavors and enhance the buttery corn taste, but is doesn’t make the cornbread sweet. If you prefer it sweet, then simply add a quarter cup of sugar to the dry mixture.

The batter is baked in a cast iron skillet which gives it a beautiful golden-brown outer crust, yet the center remains nice and soft. You can also bake this in a metal pan. It will still be delicious, just not as browned on the bottom and edges.

This skillet cornbread is rich and buttery in taste. Soft and tender in texture. Baking it in a cast iron pan gives it a rustic appeal and crispiness you can only get from a skillet. This recipe is so easy to prepare and you can adapt it to make it savory or sweet.

This one-bowl recipe for tender and buttery cornbread is baked in a cast iron skillet for a delightfully crispy crust. #cornbreadrecipe #skilletcornbread #buttermilkcornbread #castironcornbread

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This one-bowl recipe for tender and buttery cornbread is baked in a cast iron skillet for a delightfully crispy crust. #cornbreadrecipe #skilletcornbread #buttermilkcornbread #castironcornbread

Easy Skillet Cornbread


  • Author: Lily Ernst
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10

Description

This moist and tender skillet cornbread has a crispy crust and warm buttery taste. It’s all prepared in one bowl, which makes clean-up a breeze.


Ingredients

  • 1 tsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (165g) cornmeal
  • 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar (if making sweet cornbread)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (240ml) buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) honey

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Grease a 9 or 10″ cast iron skillet or round metal baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar (if making sweet cornbread) and salt.
  3. Make a well in the middle of the dry mixture and add the buttermilk, eggs, butter and honey.
  4. Stir until just combined. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes. Slice and serve.

  • Category: side dish
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: cornbread recipe, skillet cornbread, buttermilk cornbread

Recipe very slightly adapted from Dinner at the Zoo.

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