Cast Iron Cornbread

Cast Iron Cornbread

Bread Quick Bread Cornbread

When it comes to deciding what to bring to a cookout, this super easy cast iron cornbread is the clear winner. You don't even need a cast iron pan! Ribs or brisket are great, though not cheap, while a bag of chips is just weak sauce. On the other hand, this cornbread is very inexpensive to make, but that'll be the last thing anyone will be thinking about as they eat. In fact, you'll probably be asked to bring it to the next gathering!

Servings per recipe: 8
Calories per serving: 281
Preparation time: 10m
Total cooking time: 35m


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons honey, or to taste
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup self-rising flour


  • 1   Melt butter in a cast iron skillet. Turn off heat and set butter aside until needed.
  • 2   Combine cornmeal, salt, cayenne, honey, eggs, and buttermilk. Whisk to combine. Add flour and 1/2 the butter from the pan; whisk again. Pour batter over the remaining butter in the skillet
  • 3   Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Let cool briefly before slicing.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 13.6g 21%
    Saturated Fat 8.0g  
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 413mg 17%
Potassium 140mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 34.1g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1.1g 5%
Protein 6g 12%
Sugars 9g  
Vitamin A 475IU  
Vitamin C 1mg  
Calcium 117mg  
Iron 2mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 3mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 16mg  
Folate 76mcg