Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread

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When the air is cool, it’s time for some chili, soup, or stew.  And what goes better with those than some fresh cornbread? This version is made in a cast iron skillet and it comes out tender yet deliciously crispy around the edges.  The added bonus is that there is no flour, no sugar, and it’s gluten-free!

Cornbread cast iron sliced in pan

Serve it hot right from the skillet with butter, or as my husband likes it, with maple syrup.  We love to have it with a spicy chili, or a hearty bean soup.  Be sure and use a cast iron skillet, as no other kind of pan will produce the same results.

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Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread
Serves: 6-8
No flour, no sugar, and gluten-free! This cornbread baked in a cast iron skillet goes together in a snap.
  • 4 Tablespoons canola or vegetable oil, divided
  • ⅔ cup cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place 2 Tablespoons of the oil in a 9-inch cast iron skillet. Place the skillet in the preheated oven for 5 minutes. While pan is heating, combine cornmeal, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a mixing bowl; set aside. Whisk together buttermilk, egg, and remaining 2 Tablespoons of the oil; stir into dry ingredients. Remove skillet from oven and immediately pour in the cornmeal batter. Return to oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and crispy on the edges. Remove, cut into wedges and serve.


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3 Responses to Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread

  1. September 26, 2014 at 5:42 am #

    That’s exactly how I make it – NO SUGAR!! I even add extra salt. Cast iron rules when making cornbread….beautiful post, Debbie.

  2. November 20, 2021 at 3:36 am #

    this is the same cornbread i used to make in a little old 1928 Reliable stove/oven back in the 90’s when i lived in the wilderness! i have so wanted to be able to make it again and now i can! i am now in ‘civilization’ but i still have the same trusty cast iron skillet. thank you so much for posting this! it’s perfect for eating with ham and beans, and the only kind of cornbread i like!

    • November 20, 2021 at 9:49 am #

      Victoria, I am thrilled that you found my blog and a cornbread recipe you love! You are so right that this type of cast iron crusty cornbread is perfect with ham and beans. We also love it with chili. I really love that it has no flour or sugar, not to mention how delicious it is. Thank you so much for writing, and enjoy the cornbread!

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