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Simple Southern Cornbread

If you’ve ever lived in the south, you know we love our cornbread.

simple southern cornbread

Now, you might be tempted to buy yours from a store in one of those little boxes, but Don’t Do It.

It’s way too easy to make this simple southern cornbread, and your family and guests will love the delicious taste of homemade. Enjoy!

Simple southern cornbread

Most people don’t realize that making your own cornbread is super simple.

Typically, one goes to the grocery store and picks up a box of pre-made cornbread mix.

Don’t do this.

simple southern cornbread

It’s not nearly as good, trust me.

We like to enjoy our freshly baked cornbread with a bit of butter and honey on it. YUM!

homemade cornbread

With a few simple ingredients and just a few minutes of your time, you can have some delicious homemade cornbread that is sure to please a crowd.

What You Need To Make Simple Southern Cornbread:

  • Bacon drippings or oil
  • Self rising cornmeal mix
  • Buttermilk
  • Large eggs, lightly beaten
  • Baking soda
  • Sugar
  • Salt
simple southern cornbread

How to Make Simple Southern Cornbread:

Place drippings or oil in a cast iron skillet in a 400 degree oven.

Mix remaining ingredients and pour into the heated skillet.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

simple southern cornbread

Pro Tip: Want to turn this simple southern cornbread into a spicy side? Add some spicy jalapeño sausage (no more than 3/4 cup) and top with cheddar cheese and sliced jalapeños.

Simple Southern Cornbread

Simple Southern Cornbread

If you’ve ever lived in the south, you know we love our cornbread. Now, you might be tempted to buy yours from a store in one of those little boxes, but Don’t Do It. It’s way too easy to make this simple southern cornbread, and your family and guests will love the delicious taste of homemade. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup bacon drippings or oil
  • 2 cups self rising cornmeal mix
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Place drippings or oil in a cast iron skillet in a 400 degree oven.
  2. Mix remaining ingredients and pour into the heated skillet.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Pro Tip: Want to turn this simple southern cornbread into a spicy side? Add some spicy jalapeño sausage (no more than 3/4 cup) and top with cheddar cheese and sliced jalapeños.

Eat up. Because this cornbread is delicious.

Tracie Rice

Monday 1st of November 2021

In the south corn bread doesn’t have sugar corn mill muffin’s have the sugar. Which is corn bread batter with sugar added. So you see the south has both but we have different names for them.

TheOldPhart

Tuesday 8th of December 2020

Just a thought folks: Does anyone besides me think it might be a good idea to know what size skillet to use for the recipe listed?

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Brandy

Sunday 22nd of November 2020

Well I am a yankee and this is not yankee cornbread ?. We put like 1/2 to 3/4 cups of sugar in and it is more like corn cake. This is very similar to how my husband’s grandmother (born and raised in the south) made hers. Just a smidge of sugar to give you that crust. You can’t really taste this small amount. This is a fantastic recipe and thank you so much for sharing ❤️

Elbert Jones

Monday 17th of August 2020

Authentic Southern Cornbread does not have sugar in it. Yankee cornbread has sugar in it.

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