The best skillet cornbread sliced on a plate with butter and honey

The Best Skillet Cornbread

Enjoy the delicious taste and texture of The Best Skillet Cornbread. Served hot and fresh out of the oven with melted butter and a drizzle of honey, this is a comfort food delight.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Cornbread, Skilletcornbread
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 297kcal
Author Shannon


  • 10 tbsp butter, melted divided
  • 1-2/3 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 cups lowfat buttermilk
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Melt 2 tbsp of butter and pour into a 10 inch cast iron skillet. Brush melted butter on the bottom and sides of skillet and place in the oven to preheat.

    In a large bowl whisk together cornmeal, sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

      Pour in honey, buttermilk, eggs, and remining 8 tbsp of melted butter. Stir to combine. Pour into preheated skillet and bake for 25 minutes. Serve with butter and honey (optional)


        Serving: 8g | Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 575mg | Potassium: 175mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 530IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 1.2mg