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Honey being spooned on top of squares of cornbread stacked on a white platter

Easy Skillet Cornbread

5 from 3 votes
Easy cornbread so good it doesn't even NEED to be served with butter! No mixer needed, and ready in 30 minutes. This cornbread can be made in a cast iron skillet, stoneware baking dish, casserole baking dish, or square cake pan.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 to 16 slices


  • ½ cup + 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg


  • Preheat oven to 400° F.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, melt ½ cup butter. Set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In a medium bowl, combine buttermilk, butter, brown sugar, egg. Stir until combined and no lumps remain - it should be grainy and tan in color.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry and stir until just combined - don't overmix!
  • Place 1 tablespoon butter in skillet and place in oven. Let it sit until the butter has just melted and then remove. Roll the skillet around to coat the bottom with the melted butter.
  • Pour batter into skillet in even layer. Bake 20 minutes, or until the edges are golden and crisp, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool for a few minutes, slice and serve. Enjoy!



Don't have a skillet? You can also use a stoneware baking dish, casserole baking dish, or square cake pan - just note that your baking time may vary a bit, so keep an eye on it as it bakes. If you use a glass baking dish, just know that the bottom and edges may be extra browned, as it holds heat and will continue to bake a bit after you've removed it from the oven.


Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 568mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 478IU | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 2mg
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
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