Grandmother’s Buttermilk Cornbread Recipe

Grandmother’s Buttermilk Cornbread recipe holds a special place in the heart, carrying the warmth of family traditions and the simple joy of homemade cooking. This cornbread, with its tender crumb and slightly tangy flavor courtesy of buttermilk, serves as a perfect complement to a wide range of dishes from hearty chilis and stews to a simple slather of butter and honey. Here’s how to recreate that cherished recipe, bringing a piece of grandmother’s kitchen into your own.


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar (adjust to taste for a less sweet cornbread)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


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