Moist Buttermilk Cornbread With Cream-Style Corn Recipe

buttermilk corn bread

The Spruce


Ratings (107)
  • Total: 34 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 24 mins
  • Yield: 8 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
321 Calories
13g Fat
45g Carbs
9g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Cream-style corn makes this buttermilk cornbread extra moist and flavorful. The corn also acts as a natural sweetener, though you can add extra sugar if you like especially sweet cornbread.

Serve this cornbread alongside a spicy chili, beans, or greens.


  • 2 cups cornmeal (yellow or white)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk*
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 (15-ounce) can cream-style corn
  • 4 tablespoons butter (melted)

Steps to Make It

  1. Grease a 9-inch square baking pan or iron skillet. Heat oven to 425 F.

  2. Combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and sugar in a large mixing bowl.

  3. In another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk* and eggs; stir in the cream-style corn and melted butter.

  4. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until blended.

  5. Spoon into the prepared baking pan or iron skillet.

  6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown and the cornbread springs back when lightly touched with a finger.

*If you don't have buttermilk, measure 1 cup of milk into a measuring cup. Remove 1 tablespoon of the milk and replace it with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar. Let the mixture stand for about 10 minutes. 

Tips and Variations

  • Bacon Cheese Cornbread - Add about 1/4 cup of crumbled bacon to the cornbread batter along with 1 cup of coarsely grated cheddar cheese. Optionally, add 1/4 cup of sliced green onions.

  • Jalapeno and Cheese Cornbread - Add 1 cup of coarsely shredded cheddar or pepper jack cheese and 4 to 6 tablespoons of finely chopped (seeded) jalapeno peppers.