30 Minute Southern Style Cornbread



Learn how to make the easiest and tastiest southern style cornbread with this simple recipe! Follow the instructions for making deliciously easy southern style cornbread.


– 1 tablespoon shortening or vegetable oil – 2 cups self-rising yellow cornmeal – 1 ⅓ cups buttermilk – 1 large egg – ¼ cup vegetable oil – 1 tablespoon butter plus extra for serving

Begin preparing the cornbread recipe by preheating the oven to 425 degrees F. Place cast iron pan with some butter in it while it's heating up.

Step #1

In a large bowl, whisk together the 2 cups self-rising cornmeal, 1 ⅓ cups buttermilk, 1 large egg, and ¼ cup vegetable oil until combined. Set aside.

Step #2

Carefully remove the cast iron skillet from the oven and add in the cornbread mixture. Spread it around evenly in the skillet before adding it back into the oven to bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

Step #3

Carefully remove the southern buttermilk cornbread from the oven and immediately use a fork to evenly spread the 1 tablespoon butter on top.

Step #4

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