Mom's Sweet Buttermilk Corn Bread Recipe -
Mom's Sweet Buttermilk Corn Bread Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Mom's Sweet Buttermilk Corn Bread

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"This corn bread is a little on the sweet side. It's made with white cornmeal, but yellow works too. I learned to make it from my other mom (MIL). It is baked in a cast-iron skillet. Can be used to make stuffing or put leftovers in a cup with milk and put it in the fridge overnight for a comforting breakfast."

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  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. Pour vegetable oil into a 10-inch cast-iron skillet and swirl oil to coat bottom and sides of skillet. Place skillet into preheated oven until very hot, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove skillet from oven.
  3. Whisk cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Beat eggs in a separate bowl and stir buttermilk into eggs. Pour half (2 tablespoons) of vegetable oil from the hot skillet into buttermilk mixture, retaining remaining oil in skillet, and beat until oil is incorporated. Mix buttermilk mixture into dry ingredients to make a smooth batter. Pour batter into skillet.
  4. Bake in the oven until top is golden brown, 18 to 20 minutes. Cut cornbread into servings while in skillet; serve warm.
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  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 25 mins
  • READY IN 35 mins

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May 08, 2014

So tasty! I made a half recipe in my 6 inch Pyrex dish, turned out crispy on the edges and very flavorful and moist. I did change the method a bit...I added the cornmeal to the wet ingredients first, then did the other steps; I find the texture in the finished product to be more acceptable to DBF. Cast iron would have made it better, but that's a lotta leftover cornbread :) thank you for sharing this awesome recipe from your other mom, Nandabear!

Apr 29, 2014

This makes a scrumptious and versital corn bread. As Nandabear has said it can be used a varity of ways. I can imagine all kinds of add-ins. It reminds me of my grandma's cornbread which was a regular on her table. I will be making this my go to recipe.


5 Ratings

Jun 18, 2014

This was great! Tasted just like my mom's :)

May 02, 2014

This was different than other cornbread I've made. The cornmeal, flour ratio especially. With that, it's much more "gritty" than the recipes with similar amounts. 'Not a bad thing necessarily, just something I noticed. I added less sugar, 1/4c. A third would not have been too much though. As cornbread, I like other recipes better; as the base for cornbread dressing, I think this is our winner. :)

May 01, 2014

I really enjoyed this cornbread and it took me back to my Mother's kitchen. I'm a country girl at heart and this recipe is just what I needed. I will be making this when ever I need my fix of cornbread.


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  • Calories
  • 231 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.6 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 44 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 7.8 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 589 mg
  • 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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