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Traditional Cornbread Recipe

Use this traditional cornbread recipe for a moist cornbread like grandma made. It’s an old fashioned cornbread recipe made in a 13 x 9 pan using yellow cornmeal.

traditional cornbread recipe

 
Did you grow up with eating squares of cornbread, oh my goodness, we certainly did?    We ate this traditional cornbread with everything but mainly with beans, fried taters, and canned tomatoes and macaroni.  And we really didn’t appreciate it as much as we do now.  Isn’t that just the case?   
 
traditional cornbread
 
 
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And this traditional cornbread recipe was cooked in mom’s large baking pan and we always fought over the corners.   This moist cornbread is exactly how mom made it    We grew up on this down-home traditional cornbread along with other simple but wholesome recipes like these Texas Pinto Beans and Baked Glazed Ham 
 

How to Make Old Fashioned Cornbread 

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traditional cornbread ingredients

 

Traditional Cornbread Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
 
 
Instructions to make cornbread:
 
 
Heat your oven to 400° F and grease or spray a 9 X 13 pan with a nonstick cooking spray.  In a large bowl, add the cornmeal and  flour.
 
 
 
Add in the sugar, baking powder and salt to the flour/cornmeal mixture.
 
 
Make a well in the center of your dry ingredients and add in the melted butter, milk and the eggs.
   
cornbread mixture, old fashioned cornbread recipe
 

Stir well to incorporate all the ingredients, starting from the middle of the bowl until everything is well-mixed and no dry spots remain.

 

cornbread mixture in pan

 
Pour the cornbread batter into your prepared pan and place in your preheated 400° F for about  20-25 minutes.
 
traditional cornbread recipe
 
Bake for 20-25 minutes until the top is slightly browned and the edges pull away from the casserole dish. You can also insert a toothpick and check that it comes out clean, with just a few crumbs. Remove from oven and cut your cornbread into 15 squares and serve. 
 
moist cornbread, old fashioned cornbread recipe
 

This an old fashioned cornbread recipe for a bigger pan because mom always made extra because Dad used to eat the leftovers.  The next day he crumbled it in a cold glass of milk, it was like dessert to him.  And we always use this traditional cornbread recipe for our amazing Cornbread Dressing or Stuffing at Thanksgiving.     Isn’t it crazy how traditional cornbread tastes better than it did when we were kids and had it every day?

 

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5 from 5 votes

Traditional Cornbread Recipe

Use this traditional cornbread recipe for a moist cornbread. It’s an old fashioned cornbread recipe made in a 13 x 9 pan using yellow cornmeal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: moist cornbread, old fashioned cornbread recipe, Traditional Cornbread, traditional cornbread recipe
Servings: 15
Calories: 273kcal
Author: Evelyn

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat your oven to 400° F and grease or spray a 9 X 13 pan with a nonstick cooking spray. 
  • In a large bowl, add the cornmeal and  flour. then add in the sugar, baking powder and salt to the flour/cornmeal mixture.
  • Make a well in the center of your dry ingredients and add in the melted butter, milk and the eggs.
  • Stir well to incorporate all the ingredients, starting from the middle of the bowl until everything is well-mixed and no dry spots remain.
  • Pour the cornbread batter into your prepared pan and place in your preheated 400° F for about  20-25 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cut into 15 squares and serve

Nutrition

Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 255mg | Potassium: 317mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 278IU | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 2mg

 

Post updated on 09/10/2020

traditional cornbread recipe

Recipe Rating




luvin tolrn

Sunday 19th of November 2017

This sounds so delish!! I've never been good at making cornbread, for some reason it just never rises appropriately. I would use the Quaker cornmeal & recipe on the back of the container, but I was recently told to try self-rising cornmeal. Does your recipe call for regular yellow cornmeal or self-rising? Also, I wonder if adding some honey butter to your recipe mixture will affect the outcome of the cornbread? What do you think? Can someone please help me?

Evelyn

Saturday 2nd of November 2019

This is a regular cornmeal recipe but adding the baking powder makes it rise. Not sure about the honey butter but if you try it please let us know how it works for you.

Sparkly H

Sunday 17th of November 2013

Yummy!!! Thank you for sharing with Random Recipe Roundup! I *LOVE* cornbread!!!

The Mandatory Mooch

Wednesday 13th of November 2013

This looks so amazing!! Just in time for Thanksgiving. I love cornbread!!

belindabrock.com

Monday 11th of November 2013

I love cornbread with just about anything, certainly honey butter, apple butter or regular butter. My favorite dressing/stuffing is definitely cornbread!

Barb

Monday 11th of November 2013

Thank you for this. We love us some cornbread with our chile in the cold months and it's been a long time since I've had a good recipe for it.