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Sweet Buttermilk Cornbread

This sweet buttermilk cornbread has a soft, fluffy center and crispy golden edges. A classic side dish that is perfect topped with a drizzle of honey or slathered with cinnamon butter.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Bread, corn
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Grease a 9x13 inch pan.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt.

  3. Add the butter, buttermilk, eggs, and sugar and mix until combined. There may be a couple of lumps remaining.

  4. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  5. Serve hot with desired toppings.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from The Kitchn