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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


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.


  • 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


  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