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skillet cornbread in cast iron skillet with linen behind

Buttery Maple Skillet Cornbread

Buttery Maple Skillet Cornbread is an easy skillet cornbread recipe that comes together in minutes.  It's moist, buttery, and the perfect side for soups, stews and chili!

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  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter melted and cooled, plus 1 tablespoon for the pan
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter and brush along the bottom and sides of the skillet. Set aside.
  • Melt the 1/3 cup butter in the microwave in a large bowl and allow to cool slightly. Whisk in the buttermilk, egg and maple syrup until combined.
  • Add the all purpose flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to the wet ingredients and stir just until incorporated.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared cast iron skillet and spread evenly. Bake for 20-25 minutes on the middle rack of the oven until golden brown, and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Serve warm and enjoy!


  • If you don't have a cast iron skillet, you can certainly bake this cornbread recipe in an 8x8" baking dish or muffin pans.  Keep in mind that cooking times will vary.
  • Honey may be substituted for the maple syrup.
  • Make this cornbread dairy free by subbing the butter with oil and the buttermilk with non-dairy milk.  For dairy free buttermilk, add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to dairy free milk and let stand for 10 minutes.
  • Add 1 cup fresh or thawed frozen corn for extra texture.
  • To make this skillet cornbread gluten free, substitute the all purpose flour with oat flour (or 3/4 cup oat flour and 1/4 cup teff flour), and add an additional egg (total of 2 eggs).


Serving: 1g, Calories: 177kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 36mg, Sodium: 298mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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