Southern Buttermilk Cornbread Muffins

Cornbread muffins
Southern buttermilk cornbread muffins.

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  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Servings: 12 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (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.)

Cornbread muffins are the perfect choice to serve with bean dishes, chili, or greens. Here's the perfect recipe to make savory southern cornbread.


  • 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.