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Slightly Sweet Skillet Cornbread

Slightly Sweet Skillet Cornbread

I am such a huge fan of cornbread. Not just any cornbread though, it has to be the perfect slightly sweet cornbread with a little crumble-yet-softness to it, deliciousness in every bite! I’m sharing the recipe that I have made for years and years that is my go-to when making cornbread: slightly sweet skillet cornbread.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 16 pieces


  • 1 1/4 cups Bob's Red Mill yellow cornmeal see note about using a mix of yellow/white cornmeal*
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted and slightly cooled
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Put a large skillet into the oven as it preheats.
  • In a bowl combine yellow cornmeal along with the flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda, stir so that all the ingredients are mixed.
  • In another bowl add the buttermilk, honey, egg and melted butter, stir to combine.
  • Slowly pour the dry mixture into the wet mixture and stir with a wooden spoon.
  • Sprinkle in the shredded cheddar and stir to incorporate it.
    Slightly sweet skillet cornbread recipe from @sweetphi
  • Carefully remove the skillet from the oven and spray it with cooking spray, then pour batter into the skillet (it will sizzle a little). Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the top and edges start to turn brown.


*If you have white cornmeal, use 1/4 cup in place of yellow cornmeal so that you're using 1 cup yellow cornmeal and 1/4 cup white cornmeal.
You can cut the cornbread in squares or wedges, I prefer squares.
Optional toppings: butter and honey
If you like a little spice to your cornbread, add in a chopped jalapeno
The nutrition information presented on this site should be considered an estimate as the calculations will change based on the exact products you use in your own kitchen.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 158mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g