Best Cornbread Recipe

This is a classic cornbread recipe that can be used in cornbread stuffing or just eaten plain with butter or honey.

Fluffy cornbread is a wonderful accompaniment to so many dishes, from chili to leather britches. This recipe makes a slightly sweet batch that will disappear before you’re done slicing it!

Baking - Cast-iron cookware

Cornbread Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • 3/4 cup sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup shortening


  • Sift flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar and add cornmeal.
  • Combine eggs with milk and shortening and moisten dry ingredients.
  • Turn into a shallow, well-greased pan or cast-iron skillet and bake in hot 400 degree oven for 30 minutes.
Keyword cornbread recipe, southern cornbread recipe, traditional cornbread recipe
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Fran McFall

Well, maybe.
If you take them keyword “Southern” off.
A real southern cook like me will NEVER put sugar in cornbread.

Pearl Black

5 stars
That’s silly.

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