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Skillet Corn Bread

This skillet corn bread looks like a puffy pancake but has an easy-to-cut texture. It complements everything from chicken to chili. —Kathy Teela, Tucson, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil, divided


  • In a small bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt. In another small bowl, whisk the egg, milk and 3 teaspoons oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • Heat remaining oil in a heavy 8-in. skillet over low heat. Pour batter into the hot skillet; cover and cook for 4-5 minutes. Turn and cook 4 minutes longer or until golden brown.

Skillet Corn Bread Tips

Do you have to use a cast-iron skillet for this recipe?

This particular recipe works best baked on the stove in a skillet. If you don't have cast iron, use your favorite large frying pan. If you'd rather bake your cornbread, try one of our other great cornbread recipes.

How do you spice up cornbread?

You can add spice and flavor to cornbread by adding diced jalapenos to the batter, a sprinkling of red pepper flakes or any of your favorite herbs. Cornbread is a great canvas for experimentation.

How do you store cornbread?

You can store cornbread in an airtight container for up to three days or stash it in the freezer for up to three months. You can revive frozen cornbread with a short stay in a 350ºF oven.

What do you eat cornbread with?

Cornbread is super versatile and compliments so many meals. Try it served alongside chili, soups, salads or any comforting dinner. Swap out your standard dinner rolls or biscuits on your menu with cornbread.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 127 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 222mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • gunslinger
    Nov 1, 2020

    A very easy fried cornbread recipe. It was really good and just right for two people.

  • tammycookblogsbooks
    Oct 28, 2020

    This went together quick and turned out delicious! Made two batches & fried them in bacon grease. Even our daughter who doesn't like "regular" corn bread had seconds of this.

  • get1now
    Feb 3, 2012

    I added onions and celery like my Mother use to and let the edges get crisp. Wonderful