Easy Cornbread Recipe
Food,  Sides

Easy Cornbread Recipe

Cornbread is a dinner accompaniment that everyone seems to forget about. And, I have to wonder…why?

Easy Cornbread Recipe

Here’s what’s funny. Cornbread’s REALLY easy to make and I bet you already have the list of ingredients sitting right in your pantry and fridge.

The exception, one might argue, could be buttermilk. Good news – that’s an easy fix!

Buttermilk is essentially dairy with a little acidity, so if you don’t have a carton of real buttermilk in your fridge it’s simple to make an effective substitute.

BUTTERMILK SUBSTITUTE

  • MIX one scant cup of milk and one tablespoon lemon juice or white vinegar.
  • LET the mixture set for 10 minutes until it’s curdled and slightly thickened.
  • USE the buttermilk substitute just as you would regular buttermilk.

Easy Cornbread Recipe

Easy Cornbread Recipe

Yield: 4-6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Cornbread is a simple side dish to throw together with ingredients you already have in your pantry and fridge! {This recipe is adapted from Paula Deen's recipe for Moist and Easy Cornbread.}

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons salted butter, melted (plus a little more for the baking pan)
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups buttermilk or buttermilk substitute

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F and grease the bottom and sides an 8x8" baking pan with butter.
  • Mix together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, buttermilk and butter together, and then pour it into the cornmeal mixture. Use a rubber spatula to fold the ingredients together until a lumpy batter forms and all the dry spots are gone. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.
  • Bake the cornbread for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, and the top is golden brown. Let it cool for 10 minutes before cutting and serving.
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    Hi, I'm Liza, a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting sucked into whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life, and as a foodie at heart, I relish the chance to both cook and eat. (No picky-eater here!) Always on the hunt for good eats, easy recipes, binge-worthy shows, relaxing road trip destinations, the perfect mojito and time to finish my novel!

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