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Southern Style Cornbread

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 20 min Rest Time 5 min Total Time 35 mins
Cooking Temp: 425  °F Servings: 4 Estimated Cost: 1.25 Calories: 402
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Originally published September 7th 2009 by Diane Watkins,

Cornbread and corn sticks are traditional in the south. They are easy and quick to make, providing you know a few secrets. Since they are made with a chemical levening agent such as baking soda or baking powder no lengthy risings are needed – thus the name “quick bread”.

When making quick breads like cornbread it is important not to overwork the dough. Combine the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients separately. Once the two are combined, be gentle. Over beating will develop the gluten in the dough and make the bread tough.

Cornsticks Variation

Use a cast iron corn stick mold to make corn sticks using the recipe above. Grease the mold and place in oven to heat. Make the corn bread batter as above, then regrease the mold and spoon the batter carefully into the hot molds. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

Tex-Mex Corn Bread Variation

Add 4 cup cheddar cheese and 2 chopped and seeded jalapeno peppers to the batter for a delicious Tex-Mex version of this tasty cornbread.



  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
  2. Grease a 9 inch square baking pan with melted butter.

    Place in the oven to heat.

  3. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl
  4. Combine the wet ingredients in a separate bowl.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingedients.

    Make a well (hole) in the middle of the dry ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients into the well and gently fold the dry ingredients in from the side. Do not over mix.

  6. Spoon the batter into the hot pan
  7. Bake in pre-heated oven (425) for 20-25 minutes

    Bake in preheated oven (425F) for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and done. Turn onto a wire rack to cool slightly. Serve warm

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 slice

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 402kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g19%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 105.9mg36%
Sodium 739.5mg31%
Potassium 297mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 62.5g21%
Dietary Fiber 3.75g15%
Sugars 7.5g
Protein 12g24%

Vitamin A 145.83 IU
Calcium 253.13 mg
Niacin 3.4 mg
Folate 113.39 mcg
Magnesium 70.01 mmol

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Keywords: Corn, corbread, quick bread, southern, comfort food, quick, butter, easy, best, amazing, soul food,
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