This classic, buttery and sweet Cornbread Recipe For One can be made in a small cast iron skillet or mini baking dish. Included is a step-by-step video on how to make this cornbread recipe. It’s the perfect size if you’re cooking for one.
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This Cornbread Recipe For One has been requested by a few of you and I’m happy to say that after several tweaks and tests, this cornbread 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 cornbread because let’s face it, cornbread never tastes as good the day after it’s baked.
Fresh, hot out of the oven 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 cornbread recipe for one gives you a delicious, slightly crumbly, perfectly sweet and definitely 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 anyone cooking for one.
I put the skillet in the oven to heat up while the oven is preheating. Meanwhile, I mix together, melted butter, milk, an egg, a little corn meal, flour, baking powder, salt and a touch of sugar.
After the oven has preheated, I take the skillet out and add a half tablespoon of butter to the pan and give the pan a swirl before pouring 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 warm.
If you don’t have a small skillet, a 5-inch baking dish will work great too.
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Cornbread Recipe For One
- 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
- 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.
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