This single serving cornbread recipe delivers a delicious, slightly crumbly, sweet and buttery serving of cornbread. Step-by-step video on how to make cornbread is included. Recipe is perfect when cooking for one.
Cornbread is a delicious side dish that goes so well with many meals. Unfortunately, there are way too many cornbread recipes that yield a huge batch of cornbread – too much for one person to consume at one sitting.
Leftover cornbread is never as tasty the next day. It tends to be dry, and not very delicious. Today, I’m sharing our recipe for a single serving of cornbread. This cornbread recipe comes together quickly, is baked in a small skillet or can be baked in a mini baking dish, and is absolutely delicious.
This cornbread recipe has been requested by a few of you and I’m happy to say that after many tweaks and tests, this much anticipated recipe is finally ready to be revealed.
I love cornbread, and I know you do too!
I completely understand those of us not wanting to make a batch of cornbread because let’s face it, most cornbread recipes yield a larger amount of cornbread and cornbread never tastes as good the day after it’s baked.
Fresh, hot out of the oven sweet cornbread is divine, especially with good bit of butter melting in the center and drizzling down the sides – am I right?
Leftover cornbread never, ever tastes the same and can be dry and frankly, not worth eating.
This is the best cornbread recipe and it delivers a delicious, slightly crumbly, perfectly sweet, and buttery serving of cornbread. I guarantee you’ll want to eat it all at one sitting.
How To Make Cornbread
I bake the cornbread in my small 6.5-inch cast iron skillet and this skillet is the perfect size for a small batch of cornbread.
Ingredients In This Southern Cornbread Recipe
See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.
For this easy cornbread recipe, you will need:
- baking powder
First, put the skillet in the oven to heat while the oven is preheating.
As the oven heats, mix together the ingredients in a small bowl.
After the oven has heated, carefully remove the skillet from the oven and add a half tablespoon of butter to the pan.
Give the pan a swirl so that the melted butter coats the bottom and sides of the skillet. Then pour in the cornbread batter.
Bake the cornbread for about 20 minutes and cool for just a bit before eating.
Don’t forget to add that butter to the top and enjoy while still warm.
If you don’t have a small skillet, a 5-inch baking dish will work great too.
What To Serve With Cornbread
This sweet cornbread recipe is super easy to make and you might find yourself making it often. Here are a few popular single serving main dish recipes that would go great with cornbread on the side:
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- 2 1/2 tablespoons butter , melted
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon yellow cornmeal
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
How To Video
- Heat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
- In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the melted butter, milk, and egg until well blended.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
- Add the cornmeal mixture to the milk mixture and stir just until the flour is moistened.
- Pour batter into greased pan and spread evenly. *(See Notes)
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve warm.
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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