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Quick Buttermilk Corn Bread Recipe

Quick Buttermilk Corn Bread Recipe

The tattered recipe card for this corn bread proves it's been a family favorite to years. Although my daughter enjoys it anytime, they mostly request it at Thanksgiving.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:8-9 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup canola oil


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, sugars, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, whisk the egg, buttermilk and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Pour into a greased 9-in. round or square baking pan (pan will be full).
  • 2. Bake at 425° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Serve warm. Yield: 8-9 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 390 calories, 19g fat (3g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 314mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein

Reviews for Quick Buttermilk Corn Bread

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Reviewed Jul. 30, 2013

"I made this gluten free by substituting gluten free flour blend for the flour. I also reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup. I used oil instead of butter. It was light and sweet and beautiful!!"

Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

"I've been trying different corn bread recipes trying to find one more like the moist sweet breads we get in restaurants. This one is the closest so far. I used a square glass pan and baked it for around 30 minutes. Baking times are different for glass and aluminum pans."

Reviewed Dec. 4, 2011

"I made the recipe exactly as listed, but agree the batter didn't fill the 8x8 square I used and mine took 30 minutes. Family loved it, but said it was a dessert corn bread. It is so sweet you can eat it alone. If you're looking for a savory to pair with soups, this recipe isn't it. It is great for special occasion dinners and could even be done as a breakfast bread for a brunch."

Reviewed Oct. 25, 2011

"Very kids ate it up! The recipe says the pan will be full once you pour in the batter...mine was no where near full and I still had to cook it over the 25 minutes to get the center done. Not sure why my pan wasn't full; the measurements were correct and I used a 21 cm square pan (about 8.5 in) so it was even smaller than the 9-in. Still, it turned out good and I would make it again."

Reviewed Jan. 4, 2010

"Really good, I used butter instead oil though, and reduced sugar and flour a bit. Will definitely make again."

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2009

"This corn bread has a very pretty presentation. It did come out of the pan with ease, which was a plus. It was moist and sweet. The flavor wasn't quite what I like in a corn bread, though... I think if I were to make it again, I might substitute some butter for the oil."

Reviewed Nov. 10, 2009

"I have even used this recipe to make muffins; I have doubled it for potluck; and I have baked it in a skillet in my fireplace insert over the coals. Of course, I have made it as written too. Definitely, the best corn bread recipe around."

Reviewed Nov. 10, 2009

"This is by far the best cornbread I have ever had!"

Reviewed Oct. 13, 2009

"This is delicious! Much better texture than regular corn bread. Just make sure you use a big enough pan."

Reviewed Aug. 25, 2009

"This recipe is fantastic! This is the only corn bread recipe I use. It is super moist (most other recipes I've tried have always been too dry) with just the right amount of sweetness. I usually take it out of the oven closer to 20 minutes leaving it somewhat gooey in the center so as not to overbake it."

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