Cornbread Recipe

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Veer/Natalia Mylova


  • 6 tablespoons  unsalted butter
  • 1 cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup  white or yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup  sugar
  • 4 teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon  kosher salt
  • large eggs
  • 1 cup  milk

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by Jennifer Reese

Jiffy mix makes a fair cornbread. It’s not quite as lofty as homemade, you can’t tailor the sweetness, and it does contain partially hydrogenated lard. But the bread tastes fine and it’s marginally cheaper and quicker than homemade.

With that said, I’ve been baking my husband’s grandmother’s cornbread recipe for 15 years, and I think of her every time I do it. She was lovely, with a cloud of white hair and the gift of making everyone feel appreciated, from the smallest child to the most shy and awkward adult. She called recipes “rules” and she wrote out this rule for “Aunt Sally’s cornbread” for me in her own hand.

Whoever Aunt Sally was, she was definitely a Yankee. This cornbread is sweet.

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Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Put the butter in a 10-inch pie plate and place it in the oven to melt. Mix the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk. When the butter has melted, take the pie plate out of the oven and swirl the butter around to coat the pan. Let it cool for 1 or 2 minutes, then pour the butter into the milk-egg mixture. Whisk to combine.

Whisk the liquid into the dry mixture — not too strenuously. (A few lumps are ok.) Pour into the pie plate and bake for 25 minutes. When it is done, the bread will be slightly puffed and a toothpick inserted in the middle will come out clean.

Serve immediately. Leftovers keep for a few days, covered, at room temperature.


Calories per serving:

292 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Potassium, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 91g 139%
  • Carbs 337g 112%
  • Saturated 52g 260%
  • Fiber 10g 38%
  • Trans 3g
  • Sugars 115g
  • Monounsaturated 24g
  • Polyunsaturated 7g
  • Protein 45g 90%
  • Cholesterol 580mg 193%
  • Sodium 4,049mg 169%
  • Calcium 1,733mg 173%
  • Magnesium 123mg 31%
  • Potassium 841mg 24%
  • Iron 17mg 92%
  • Zinc 4mg 28%
  • Phosphorus 2,539mg 363%
  • Vitamin A 872µg 97%
  • Thiamin (B1) 2mg 134%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 126%
  • Niacin (B3) 16mg 78%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 30%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 619µg 155%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 36%
  • Vitamin D 6µg 2%
  • Vitamin E 4mg 18%
  • Vitamin K 7µg 9%
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