Southern Buttermilk Cornbread Muffins

Cornbread muffins
Southern buttermilk cornbread muffins

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
177 Calories
8g Fat
21g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 177
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 313mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 5g
Calcium 104mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These buttermilk cornbread muffins are so easy to make, taking only 10 minutes to prepare, and are super tasty too. Flour, cornmeal, buttermilk, and butter are the main ingredients in this recipe - making these muffins sweet, savory, and a delight to eat with any meal. 

Cornbread muffins are the perfect choice to serve with bean dishes, chili, or greens. If there are any leftovers, these southern cornbread muffins are perfect for breakfast too."


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (more or less, to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 tablespoons butter (melted and cooled)

Steps to Make It

  1. Grease a 12-cup muffin pan. Heat oven to 400 F.

  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg, and butter.

  4. Pour dry mixture into the wet ingredients and stir just until moistened.

  5. Fill muffin cups about 2/3 full.

  6. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, until the muffins begin to brown on top.


  • Don't overmix the batter; stir until just moistened.
  • Corn muffins tend to get dry from being overcooked. Temperatures from oven to oven can be different so watch as your muffins get near the suggested baking time to make sure you don't need to pull them out sooner. The toothpick test is handy to ensure they are done.
  • Place on a wire rack after pulling out of the oven so cooler air can get to the bottom of the muffin pan. Your muffins can actually keep cooking if you don't - thus drying out your corn muffins.