Southern Cornbread

Number of Servings: 6 (3.6016.80)
Active Time: 20 min.
Total Time: 40 min.
Southern Corn Bread

Traditional southern cornbread is often, like this recipe, unsweetened. The key to perfect cornbread is using just enough butter in a hot skillet to crisp the edges. Eat this fresh and warm, or use it as the base for cornbread dressing.


  • 2½ cups skim milk
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 3 cups stone-ground cornmeal
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 6 tsp. baking powder
  • ¾ tsp. baking soda
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted, divided


  1. Place a 12-inch cast iron skillet on the center rack of the oven and preheat to 375°F.
  2. Combine milk and lemon juice and let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together cornmeal, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  4. Whisk eggs into soured milk. Drizzle in oil and all but 1 tablespoon of the melted butter.
  5. Whisk wet ingredients into dry ingredients until well mixed but slightly lumpy.
  6. Pour remaining butter into hot skillet and swirl to coat bottom and sides. Pour batter into prepared skillet. Bake until cornbread is lightly browned on top and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean (about 45 minutes).

Nutrition Facts

104.20 servings per container

Serving Size 3.6016.80

Amount per serving
Calories 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 4.48%
Saturated Fat 14g 0.00%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 43.40%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 0%
Dietary Fiber 300g 0.00%
Total Sugars 10g
Includes 10g Added Sugars 482.20%
Sugar Alcohol 35g
Other Carbohydrate 3g
Protein 15g
Vitamin D 0.3mcg 25%
Calcium 3.3mg 20%
Iron 11.8mg 10%
Potassium 0mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.4mcg 30%
Vitamin C 4.2mg 25%
Vitamin E 0.3mg 20%
Vitamin K 32mcg 0%
Thiamin 0.7mg 30%
Riboflavin 10.1mg 35%
Niacin 1mg 20%
Vitamin B6 752.5mg 60%
Folate 36.8mcg 9%
Vitamin B12 93.6mcg 20%
Biotin 1.8mcg 20%
Chloride 19.5mg 35%
Pantothenate 0.2mg 20%
Phosphorus 0.3mg 15%
Iodine 20.3mcg 60%
Magnesium 39.9mg 90%
Zinc 148.6mg 6%
Selenium 0mcg %
Copper 0mg EGGS,MILK%
Manganese 0mg %
Chromium 0mcg Y%
Molybdenum 0mcg N%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.



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