This sweet buttermilk cornbread has a soft fluffy center and crispy golden edges. It's a classic side dish that is perfect topped with a drizzle of honey or slathered with cinnamon butter.
Ahh cornbread, it's one of those simple, yet satisfying pleasures of life. The best part about sweet buttermilk cornbread is that you can enjoy it any time of the year! It works great as a side with BBQ ribs during the summer or with a bowl of hearty chili during the winter. Plus, it is so easy to whip together with simple pantry ingredients. It takes a total of 30 minutes to make, so you can have it on the dinner table in no time!
- Cornmeal: I prefer a fine grind cornmeal in my cornbread, but you can certainly use medium grind.
- All-purpose flour: Flour gives the cornbread a nice cake-like consistency.
- Baking powder: Helps the bread rise as it bakes.
- Salt: Brings out the flavor in the bread.
- Unsalted butter: There are many cornbread recipes that use oil instead, but I love the flavor butter gives it.
- Buttermilk: The buttermilk makes the bread extra moist.
- Eggs: Provides structure and helps the cornbread hold together better.
- Brown sugar: Complements the natural sweetness of the corn.
How to Make Sweet Buttermilk Cornbread
- Preheat oven to 375F. Grease a 9x13 inch pan.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Add the butter, buttermilk, eggs, and sugar and mix until combined.
- Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Serve hot with honey and butter.
- Butter and honey
- Cinnamon butter
You can't go wrong with however you decide to enjoy this moist and sweet cornbread. My favorite way to eat cornbread is right out of the oven with some homemade cinnamon butter, but it's equally as delicious with other toppings!
More bread recipes to try:
- Banana Bread with Dulce de Leche Swirl
- Homemade Pita Bread
- Greek Easter Bread
- Japanese Milk Bread
- Quick and Easy Soda Bread
- Light and Fluffy Brioche Bread