Enjoy a simple Buttermilk Cornbread Recipe made in the skillet, baked to perfection. With a full, savory corn flavor, it’s perfectly paired with chili!

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As a friend of Rebecca Lindamood and Foodie with Family, I’m very happy to have her wonderful new cookbook in my collection! Ready, Set, Dough!: Beginner Breads for All Occasions is FULL of so many great recipes!

Oh, and unrelated to her new book, you have to see (and try) her Easter Bunny Bread – so cute!

Buttermilk Cornbread Recipe

Today I’m sharing Rebecca’s Grandma Shaffer’s Buttermilk Cornbread Recipe!

We can’t wait to try more of her recipes, like her English Muffin Bread, and Dilly Bread (my favorite).

Friends, while this season is bringing its share of stress for all of us, I say add some easy, comfort recipes in the quarantined life!

Chili and cornbread? Perfect served today, and a real “house” pleaser!

Can I substitute buttermilk for milk in cornbread?

You can substitute buttermilk for regular milk in just about any baking recipe, cup for cup. Add ½ teaspoon baking soda per cup of buttermilk.

How do you make Buttermilk Cornbread from scratch?

  1. Use a cast iron skillet and rub down with softened butter.
  2. Whisk together cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Also mix together the buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter.
  4. Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients and mix until smooth. Transfer to the greased skillet and bake!

The season we are in

This slowing down, and this quarantine season, have for sure provided the space and opportunity to cook more. And to find more delight in simple pleasures, like daily walks and just sitting around and talking to the family more

Being present and doing the best we can with the circumstances we find ourselves in is what each day is unfolding into for me.

We’ve been enjoying our daughter’s cooking and baking, and when she whipped up this cornbread recipe, it was so good served with butter.

Grab a few of my chili recipes, here.

EPIC Chili Dinner Board

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Chili

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Ready, Set, Dough!: Beginner Breads for All Occasions

This book teaches you how to make fluffy, golden, perfectly-crusted breads, and it also has beginner-friendly doughs that anyone can make.

You can buy the book, HERE [affiliate link]. Think about who you can give it to for a gift, too (who are your baking friends?)

She gives you great tips on proofing, rolling, and rising techniques, for loaves, rolls, twists, and more!

I also love her one-hour whole wheat bread, delicious bagels, and buttery soft pretzels, and also Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread!

Back to comfort food.

Comfort food and faith are getting our family through right now. What about you?

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Grandma Schaffer’s Buttermilk Cornbread Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 6
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  • 2 Tbsp softened butter
  • 1 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 c all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cup cultured buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 Tbsp melted butter


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Grease the bottom and sides of a cast iron skillet with softened butter.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter until even.
  • Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients and use a whisk to combine until smooth. Transfer to the greased skillet.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until firm to the touch, golden brown, and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Cuisine: American
Course: Bread
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