Cast iron skillet cornbread is a staple on every Southern table. This traditional recipe is easy to follow and always produces great results.
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Traditional Southern Skillet Cornbread

Cast iron skillet cornbread is a staple on every Southern table. This traditional recipe is easy to follow and always produces great results.
Course Breads and Baking
Cuisine American
Keyword cornbread, cornbread recipe, easy cornbread, skillet cornbread, southern cornbread
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 173kcal
Author Lisa B.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups self-rising white cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray skillet with a light coating of cooking spray. Wipe the skillet out with a paper towel. Sprinkle the bottom of the skillet with a little bit of cornmeal. Place skillet in the hot oven and allow to preheat for five minutes.
  • In the meantime, combine cornmeal, baking powder, and cheese in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the milk and the eggs.
  • Pour batter into the hot skillet. Allow to bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

Notes

Do not store any leftover cornbread in your skillet. It can cause the skillet to rust.
If traditional cornbread is too dry for you, reduce the amount of cornmeal to 1 1/2 cups. Add 1/2 cup flour (not self-rising) and 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 4.6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.2g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 428mg | Potassium: 95mg | Vitamin A: 4% | Calcium: 16% | Iron: 9%