Buttermilk Cornbread

This buttermilk cornbread is soft and moist on the inside with a little crunch on the top. It's slightly sweetened with honey a little sugar.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cornbread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 307 kcal


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup low fat buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp butter to rub the baking pan
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  1. Pre-heat oven to 375°. Rub a 9x9 baking dish with butter all over the bottom and up the sides. Make sure to get the corners and folds well. 

  2. Combine dry ingredients in one bowl and whisk them well. 

  3. Combine wet ingredients in another bowl and whisk until smooth. 

  4. Slowly add dry ingredients into wet ingredient, whisking after each addition. 

  5. Make sure it's all whisked together completely and set aside for about 10 minutes to let all those beautiful ingredients activate.

  6. Transfer batter into prepared baking dish and spread it evenly. 

  7. Bake for about 33-38 minutes. You may need to loosely cover the baking dish with aluminum foil after about 25 minutes, if the top is browning too fast. 

  8. Take out of the oven and let it sit for about 10 minutes before cutting.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Buttermilk Cornbread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 307 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 202mg9%
Potassium 242mg7%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 460IU9%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.