Southern Cornbread

Number of Servings: 6 (224 g)
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

6 servings per container

Serving Size 224 g

Amount per serving
Calories 515
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 8.5g 40%
Trans Fat 0.5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 17g
Cholesterol 104mg 35%
Sodium 1005mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 4.5g 14%
Total Sugars 6g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 43g
Protein 11g
Vitamin D 1.7mcg 10%
Calcium 482.2mg 35%
Iron 3.2mg 15%
Potassium 375mg 8%
Vitamin A 168.8mcg 20%
Vitamin C 2mg 2%
Vitamin E 3.3mg 20%
Vitamin K 11.8mcg 10%
Thiamin 0.3mg 25%
Riboflavin 0.4mg 30%
Niacin 4.2mg 25%
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 20%
Folate 32mcg 8%
Vitamin B12 0.7mcg 30%
Biotin 10.1mcg 35%
Chloride 148.6mg 6%
Pantothenate 1mg 20%
Phosphorus 752.5mg 60%
Iodine 36.8mcg 25%
Magnesium 93.6mg 20%
Zinc 1.8mg 20%
Selenium 19.5mcg 35%
Copper 0.2mg 20%
Manganese 0.3mg 15%
Chromium 20.3mcg 60%
Molybdenum 39.9mcg 90%

* 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.


Skim Milk, Whole Grain Yellow Corn Meal, Eggs, Olive Oil, Butter (sweet Cream), Lemon Juice, Baking Powder (sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate), Salt, Baking Soda.

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