Side view of sliced Buttermilk Cornbread on a wooden chopping board.
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Buttermilk Cornbread

This classic Buttermilk Cornbread recipe requires just 9 common ingredients and 30 minutes to make. The perfect side for chili and barbecues.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Buttermilk Cornbread, Cornbread
Servings: 9 pieces
Calories: 210kcal
Author: Alia | Everyday Easy Eats


  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease an 8x8-inch square baking pan.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs and melted butter.
  • Mix the wet buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients until incorporated.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Allow bread to cool before serving.


Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 407mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1.4mg