Pioneer Woman’s Cornbread

Pioneer Woman’s Cornbread – authentic southern cornbread! SO easy and SOOO delicious!! Shortening, cornmeal, flour, salt, buttermilk, milk, egg, baking powder and baking soda. Ready in under 30 minutes! A must for all your soups and stews! #cornbread

Pioneer Woman's Cornbread - authentic southern cornbread! SO easy and SOOO delicious!! Shortening, corn meal, flour, salt, buttermilk, milk, egg, baking powder and baking soda. Ready in under 30 minutes! A must for all your soups and stews! #cornbread

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UMM UMM GOOD!  Chicken Legs made cornbread to go with our new favorite Deen Bros Chili.  At our house, you can’t have chili without cornbread.  That would be like peanut butter without jelly or Bert without Ernie – it just isn’t right!  We decided to try the Pioneer Woman’s cornbread recipe from my new cookbook.  It is very similar to our usual recipe so we knew it would be good. 

Some people like a cakey, sweet cornbread – this is not it.  This cornbread is not sweet at all.  It has more of a grainy texture with a wonderfully crispy crust from pouring the batter in the hot cast iron skillet.  We thought it was great.  It was best with lots of butter slathered all over it! 

Pioneer Woman's Cornbread - authentic southern cornbread! SO easy and SOOO delicious!! Shortening, corn meal, flour, salt, buttermilk, milk, egg, baking powder and baking soda. Ready in under 30 minutes! A must for all your soups and stews! #cornbread

This cornbread is so easy that I let Chicken Leg’s make it for us. Start with melting some shortening in a cast iron skillet. While the skillet is heating up, mix together cornmeal, flour, salt, buttermilk, eggs, milk, baking powder, and baking soda. Pour the batter into the hot skillet and bake. That is it!

Pioneer Woman's Cornbread - authentic southern cornbread! SO easy and SOOO delicious!! Shortening, corn meal, flour, salt, buttermilk, milk, egg, baking powder and baking soda. Ready in under 30 minutes! A must for all your soups and stews! #cornbread
Pioneer Woman's Cornbread - authentic southern cornbread! SO easy and SOOO delicious!! Shortening, corn meal, flour, salt, buttermilk, milk, egg, baking powder and baking soda. Ready in under 30 minutes! A must for all your soups and stews! #cornbread

We love this easy cornbread recipe. It goes great with soups and stews or grilled meats and veggies. I also like to use this in my Cornbread Dressing at the holidays. We make this all-year-round! Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this easy from-scratch cornbread recipe:

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Pioneer Woman’s Cornbread

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Pioneer Woman's Cornbread – authentic southern cornbread! SO easy and SOOO delicious!! Shortening, corn meal, flour, salt, buttermilk, milk, egg, baking powder and baking soda. Ready in under 30 minutes! A must for all your soups and stews! #cornbread

Ingredients:

  • 6 Tbsp shortening
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 450ºF.
  • Heat shortening in a cast-iron skillet.
  • Combine cornmeal, flour, and salt in a mixing bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, combine buttermilk, milk, and egg. Add baking powder and baking soda. Stir. Add to cornmeal mixture and stir.
  • Add melted shortening, stirring constantly. Pour into the hot pan, smoothing the surface with a spatula.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Steph

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  1. I seem to be missing a step or two… when and how do you combine step 2 and 3? Then do you add the melted shortening to that after all other ingredients are combined? Thanks

  2. I made this tonight and my husband and I ate it ALL!!! He grew up in Georgia and will not eat sweetened corn bread. He rejects it as "Corn Cake not Corn Bread". To try to reproduce a childhood memory for him I rendered bacon (about 6 slices), crumbled the crisp bacon and added it to the batter along with the hot bacon fat.
    Otherwise I followed the recipe exactly.It baked up moist in the center with a crispy crust on the bottom and sides. This is the best cornbread I've ever made or tasted. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  3. I made this tonight and my husband and I ate it ALL!!! He grew up in Georgia and will not eat sweetened corn bread. He rejects it as "Corn Cake not Corn Bread". To try to reproduce a childhood memory for him I rendered bacon (about 6 slices), crumbled the crisp bacon and added it to the batter along with the hot bacon fat.
    Otherwise I followed the recipe exactly.It baked up moist in the center with a crispy crust on the bottom and sides. This is the best cornbread I've ever made or tasted. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  4. Oh, yum! Why buy it in the box? Me, being a northerner, adds sugar to her cornbread. I know… it makes a southerner faint.
    thanks for submitting this for next week's roundup!

    1. I'm a southerner, born and raised, and I've always put sugar in my cornbread. My southern, born and raised, Mamma and Ma Maw did too.

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