Southern Hands Cornbread

southern hands cornbread
Diana Rattray
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
340 Calories
25g Fat
24g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 340
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 33%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 87mg 29%
Sodium 48mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 5g
Calcium 26mg 2%
*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.)

Unlike traditional cornbread, this batter is whipped well to incorporate the oil and butter.
You can find this cornbread at Southern Hands Family Dining in Collierville, Tennessee. 

Recipe reprinted with permission from Southern Living Off The Eaten Path: Favorite Southern Dives and 150 Recipes That Made Them Famous by Morgan Murphy.


  • 2 1/3 cups self-rising cornmeal
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Combine cornmeal and sugar in a large bowl; make a well in the center of the mixture.

  2. Whisk together eggs and next 3 ingredients; add to dry mixture, whisking until blended.

  3. Spoon into a greased (12-cup) muffin pan, filling two-thirds full.

  4. Bake at 425° for 15 minutes until golden. Serve warm.