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5 from 3 votes

The Best Moist Cornbread Recipe

Looking for a moist cornbread recipe? Look no further! This cornbread is perfect every time with a crispy, golden crust.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword buttermilk cornbread, moist cornbread recipe, skillet cornbread recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 239kcal
Author Longbourn Farm • Alli Kelley

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda scant
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons butter melted and divided
  • 1/2 cup yogurt plain, vanilla, or honey (see note)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened

Instructions

  • Combine cornmeal and buttermilk in a bowl, set aside for 15-30 minutes (see note).
  • Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Place 12 inch cast iron skillet or 8x8 baking dish in the oven to preheat.
  • Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together, set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine soaked cornmeal, 3 tablespoons of the melted butter, yogurt, honey, and eggs. Mix well.
  • Fold in dry ingredients, mix until just combined.
  • Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter to the preheated skillet or 8x8 baking dish, making sure it is covering the bottom of the skillet or 8x8 baking dish.
  • Pour batter into the skillet or baking dish, and place back into the oven.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with a few crumbs on it.

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Notes

Greek or plain yogurt can be used, I find the flavor of greek yogurt is sometimes too strong for this recipe. Sour cream can be substituted in place of yogurt. 
I have tested a few different soak times for the cornbread and 15 minutes is the minimum amount of time but you, of course, soak it longer, up to 30 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 276mg | Potassium: 167mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 420IU | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1.2mg