Grandma's Secret Ingredient Cornbread Recipe Is Good (No Debating That) by 30Seconds Food

Grandma's Secret Ingredient Cornbread Recipe Is Good (No Debating That)

Love cornbread? There is some debate over whether or not sugar belongs in cornbread, but we've decided to stay neutral. This easy skillet cornbread recipe does have sugar, but also tangy buttermilk. The buttermilk, which is grandma's secret ingredient, not only adds flavor, but makes this an incredibly moist cornbread recipe.

All you need to make this homemade skillet cornbread is butter, granulated sugar, yellow cornmeal, eggs, buttermilk, baking soda and all-purpose flour. The ingredients are mixed together and baked in a hot cast iron skillet. Simple! 

Serve this easy buttermilk cornbread as a snack or as a side dish with all your favorite proteins. It's especially delicious with a pot of beans and collard greens. Or try this delicious sausage and beans recipe.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 to 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 to 35 minutes
Servings: 6


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Recipe Notes

  • Store any leftovers in an airtight food storage container.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Melt the butter in a cast iron skillet in the oven or on the stovetop. 
  2. Combine the sugar, cornmeal, eggs, buttermilk, baking soda and flour until smooth. Pour into the pan with the melted butter. Stir until the butter is incorporated.. 
  3. Bake in a preheated 375-degree F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 342

Total Fat: 19.6g

Saturated Fat: 11g

Cholesterol: 165mg

Sodium: 390mg

Total Carbohydrate: 34.9g

Dietary Fiber: 1.7g

Total Sugars: 9.6g

Protein: 8g

Vitamin D: 22mcg

Calcium: 45mg

Iron: 2mg

Potassium: 140mg

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Either way it sounds just delicious.
This is a hit button issue for so many people. I’ll take it without sugar, personally, but I do t have anything against sugar, either!
Elisa Schmitz
This recipe takes me back. I'm loving the grandma recipes, bring back all the feels!

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