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southern cornbread

Southern Cornbread Recipe

How to make southern cornbread. This cornbread is perfect for stuffing and dressing recipes as well!
Course bread, Side
Cuisine Soul Food, Southern
Keyword cornbread, Southern Cornbread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 1/4 cup self rising flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp bacon drippings
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tsp salted butter plus more for greasing


  • Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  • In a large bowl, sift the flour, cornmeal and sugar together .
  • Pour in the buttermilk, and vegetable oil.
  • Add in the bacon drippings.
  • Add in the beaten eggs.
  • Mix the ingredients until well combined.
  • Grease a 8x8 bake dish, then pour in the cornbread batter.
  • Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, and slather on 2 tbsp of salted butter on the top of the cornbread.
  • Let cool.
  • Serve & enjoy!