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Skillet Cornbread – A Sweet Whole Grain Recipe

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Today, I am sharing with you how to make Skillet Cornbread in your cast iron frying pan, otherwise known as a skillet. Thanks to the skillet, this recipe gives you a tender buttermilk cornbread with a crisp, crunchy crust.

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Extra Cornbread Goodness with Whole Grain Flour

There is extra goodness in this particular recipe because, in addition to the cornmeal, this recipe calls for whole-grain flour too!

Cornbread Skillet Recipe
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How to Make a Skillet Cornbread

5 from 2 votes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
This tender buttermilk cornbread has a crisp, crunchy crust thanks to the skillet.  Plus, this cornbread has extra goodness with the whole grain flour in addition to the cornmeal.


  • 1 ¼ cups Stone ground cornmeal preferably sprouted cornmeal, if available
  • ¾ cup Spelt flour preferably sprouted spelt flour, if available
  • 1 cup Dried sugar cane juice (Sucanat) can substitute with any sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon Baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Eggs, large
  • 1 ½ cups Buttermilk
  • 1 stick Butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons Butter for the cast iron pan


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F or 218° C.
  • Place 2 tablespoons of butter into the cast iron pan and set aside.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  • In a large measuring cup, whisk the buttermilk and eggs together.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients. Stir together until the dry ingredients are just moistened. Do not overmix. Fold in the melted butter and stir gently until just combined.
  • Place the cast iron skillet in the oven after it comes up to temperature and allow the butter in the pan to melt. Using a pot holder, carefully remove the skillet from the oven, scrape the batter into the skillet, and swirl it around to allow the batter to spread evenly.
  • Return the skillet to the oven and bake until the top of the cornbread is a golden color and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. This process will take approximately 20-25 minutes.



Don’t over-mix! Like many quick bread recipes and batters, you want to mix just long enough to pull all the ingredients together.
Store leftover cornbread in an airtight container or wrap it well and keep it at room temperature for up to three days. You can also freeze it for up to three months.
Use sprouted grains if possible. Using sprouted spelt and cornmeal makes your skillet cornbread easier to digest.
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Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 499mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 582IU | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Breads, Quick Breads
Cuisine: Americana
Calories: 396
Keyword: Cornbread, Quick Breads, Skillet Cornbread, Whole Grain Cornbread
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