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There's nothing better than homemade cornbread hot from the oven.

This easy cornbread recipe combines eggs, buttermilk, and butter along with flour and cornmeal to make the lightest, most delicious cornbread.

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  • It's just perfect.
  • This cornbread recipe has a golden brown crust and tender crumb.
  • It's perfect with almost any main dish (especially chili and ham and beans).
  • This cornbread has just the right amount of sweetness without being too sweet.
  • This easy homemade cornbread recipe yields tender and fragrant results.
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Cornbread ingredients

  • Flour: This recipe uses 00 flour.
  • corn flour: Yellow cornmeal gives cornbread its distinctive color and texture and adds texture and flavor.
  • Sugar: I prefer my cornbread to not be too sweet so in this recipe I only use a little white sugar.
  • Milk butter: Buttermilk gives this bread a tender crumb and helps it rise. Replace the buttermilk with a cup of milk and 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice. Leave to rest for 5 minutes before using.
  • Butter: Real whole butter offers the best results and creates a crispy, golden exterior.

Variations: Cornbread can be flavored with seasonings in step 2 to match the meal! I love the spicy Cajun flavor that pairs perfectly with boiled shrimp or I go Tex-Mex with an adobo blend and serve with taco soup.

How to make cornbread

  1. Whisk the dry ingredients in a bowl and the wet ingredients in a separate bowl (recipe below).
  2. Gently combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients until just moistened.
  3. Pour the batter into a prepared baking dish and bake until a wooden toothpick comes out clean.

Serving Tips

Cornbread is the perfect accompaniment to chili and makes a flavorful, rustic cornbread filling that's perfect for the holidays. Dip cornbread in honey butter or use it to soak up your favorite stews or soups.

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Save the cornbread

  • Store leftover cornbread in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Freeze the squares on a baking sheet and transfer to a zip-top bag once frozen. They will thaw at room temperature in about 30 minutes.
  • Reheat the cornbread by wrapping it in foil and placing it in the oven for about 15 minutes at 350°F.

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Homemade cornbread recipe

This easy cornbread recipe is light, fluffy and delicious!

Preparation time 10 minutes

Time to cook 35 minutes

Total time 45 minutes

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8×8-inch baking pan.

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt.

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, and melted butter.

  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Do not over mix.

  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan.

  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Buttermilk substitute: Buttermilk adds flavor and helps this cornbread recipe rise well. If you don't have buttermilk, place 1 tablespoon lemon juice or white vinegar in a 1-cup measuring cup. Fill up to 1 cup with milk and mix. Leave to rest for 5 minutes and use instead of buttermilk. Optional additions: Add 1 cup corn kernels, 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, or 1 finely chopped jalapeno pepper to the batter before baking. Cornbread is great served with honey butter or for dipping into soups, stews, or chili.

Calories: 232 | Carbohydrates: 31G | Protein: 5G | Fat: 9G | Saturated fats: 5G | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 300mg | Fiber: 2G | Sugar: 7G | Vitamin A: 305IU | Soccer: 117mg | Iron: 1.5mg

The nutritional information provided is an estimate and may vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

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Recipe adapted from Chilean Cheddar Cornbread.

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