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Sweet Buttermilk Cornbread

Sweet Buttermilk Cornbread - Serve up this classic southern dish of Sweet Buttermilk Cornbread.  Made with warm butter, sugar, cornmeal and other classic ingredients.  Once you try this easy to make fall dish, you'll never go back to a boxed version again!

Serve up this classic southern dish of Sweet Buttermilk Cornbread.  Made with warm butter, sugar, cornmeal and other classic ingredients.  Once you try this easy to make fall dish, you’ll never go back to a boxed version again!

Buttermilk Cornbread is the ultimate Southern dish.  Cornbread is a beloved Southern staple and is served all throughout Louisiana.  It’s an especially popular dish to serve with fall and winter dishes and it has grown to be one of my favorite recipes to make this time of year.

When I think of Thanksgiving in the south, this is the first thing that comes to mind.  I mean, who doesn’t love buttery sweet buttermilk cornbread that will literally melt in your mouth?!

Sweet Buttermilk Cornbread - Serve up this classic southern dish of Sweet Buttermilk Cornbread.  Made with warm butter, sugar, cornmeal and other classic ingredients.  Once you try this easy to make fall dish, you'll never go back to a boxed version again!

Homemade cornbread is so good and worth the effort.  I’ve always made the dry mix from those little Jiffy Boxes but after moving to the south a few years ago, I stopped.

Cornbread is a southern staple and it’s served nearly everywhere. If there is one thing I love about the south, it’s the comfort food and the fact that I can find this side dish nearly everywhere.

Sweet Buttermilk Cornbread - Serve up this classic southern dish of Sweet Buttermilk Cornbread.  Made with warm butter, sugar, cornmeal and other classic ingredients.  Once you try this easy to make fall dish, you'll never go back to a boxed version again!

Have you ever been to a restaurant and had one of their dishes and just knew you had to learn how to make it at home?  Well, this Sweet Buttermilk Cornbread is one of those dishes.  I first tried it a few years ago at the Nottoway Plantation House in White Castle, Louisiana.  Since then, I’ve tried a variety of recipes and even box mixes but nothing has compared to comforting taste of their own restaurant’s dish until I made this recipe.

The key to this recipe is that it uses buttermilk.  The buttermilk makes the crumb cake moist, and delicious.  I highly suggest using buttermilk in the recipe but if you can’t get your hands on any, try using this buttermilk substitute recipe here.

Sweet Buttermilk Cornbread - Serve up this classic southern dish of Sweet Buttermilk Cornbread.  Made with warm butter, sugar, cornmeal and other classic ingredients.  Once you try this easy to make fall dish, you'll never go back to a boxed version again!

This sweet buttermilk cornbread recipe is made with sugar.  There are a few varieties of cornbread served throughout the U.S. and each variety serves a different purpose.  This recipe calls for a good portion of sweetness so if you were hoping for a non-sweet recipe, try excluding the sugar.

Buttermilk Cornbread is an awesome dish to make for the holidays and is good when served with chili, mac and cheese, Thanksgiving dinner and so much more!

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Sweet Buttermilk Cornbread

Serve up this classic southern dish of Sweet Buttermilk Cornbread.  Made with warm butter, sugar, cornmeal and other classic ingredients.  Once you try this easy to make fall dish, you'll never go back to a boxed version again!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 24

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted ( 2 sticks )
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cups yellow cornmeal ( I used medium Martha White )
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 1/4 cup buttermilk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

    Prepare a 9 x 13 casserole dish with foil.  Grease foil with spray or butter; set aside.

    In a medium bowl, whisk together cornmeal, all-purpose flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and cornstarch; set aside.

    In a large bowl, add melted butter, sugar and honey.  

    Whisk in eggs one at a time.  

    Whisk in buttermilk and vanilla extract.  

    Carefully whisk dry ingredients into wet ingredients a little at a time.  Stir until incorporated.

    Pour mixture into prepared baking dish.

    Bake in oven for 45-50 minutes.  Center should not jiggle when done.  If top browns too much, cover with foil towards the end of baking.

    Allow to cool.  Cut into square pieces.  

    Serve with butter or honey.


This Sweet Buttermilk Cornbread is truly a southern staple that is great all winter and fall long! Serve for the holidays or with any winter dish.

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    sue | theviewfromgreatisland
    11/18/2017 at 2:04 pm

    Just leave me alone with a pan of warm cornbread and I’ll be a happy camper, no turkey necessary!

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    Kiki Johnson
    11/18/2017 at 3:04 pm

    Your cornbread looks absolutely perfect! Buttermilk is key to get that perfect, fluffy crumb! I am always trying new cornbread recipes and yours will be the next on the list! Thanks for the great recipe!

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    chris
    11/18/2017 at 3:07 pm

    Oh wow, what a neat little recipe! Such beautiful photos. Can’t go wrong with some warm cornbread! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    Trang
    11/18/2017 at 3:51 pm

    Oh yum! Love that shiny honey drizzle. I can’t say no to warm sweet cornbread, it’s the perfect addition to any meal.

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    debi at Life Currents
    11/18/2017 at 5:28 pm

    This looks delicious. I look forward to leftover cornbread. I toast it in a skillet with butter. Yum. And yours will be perfect!

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    Jillian
    11/18/2017 at 6:57 pm

    This looks amazing!

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    Cynthia | What A Girl Eats
    11/18/2017 at 8:23 pm

    This cornbread looks fantastic! I love a sweeter cornbread.

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