Skillet Cornbread

Buttery, Golden Brown Cornbread

Course Side Dish
Keyword barbecue, corn bread, cornbread, side
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 8


  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1 Cup Cornmeal
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3 TBS Butter Divided


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. In a large bowl combine the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt.

  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the egg, milk vanilla and 1 Tablespoon of the butter.

  4. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and stir until combined.

  5. Melt 2 Tablespoons butter in a cast iron skillet over medium heat.

  6. Pour in cornbread batter and allow to cook over medium heat for one minute.

  7. Move to preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown all over.

Recipe Notes

If using a baking pan, choose a 9X13 inch pan. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and pour the batter into your greased pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until golden brown. 

For a sweeter variation increase the vanilla to 1 Tablespoon and sprinkle the top with cinnamon before baking. This is a favorite breakfast treat for us!