Mama’s Moist Cornbread

Cornbread is a southern thing.  I’m convinced of that.  My grandma would make cornbread in her cast iron skillet and serve it to my grandaddy, who would then take a pie slice of it and crumble it in his milk at dinner and eat it with a spoon; those are fond memories.

My version takes cornbread down a different path.  Somewhere between skillet cornbread and corn pudding is this moist, corn-filled spicy (or not) delicacy that tastes great alongside chili, the garden harvest, or just plain buttered or even dunked in milk.  It’s a delicious treat anytime of day!  Try it with my Instant Pot Beef Stew or Healthy Butternut Squash Chili! 🙂


  • 1 1/2 cups Martha White buttermilk self-rising corn meal mix
  • 1/2 cup Southern Biscuit Mix, Formula L*
  • 1 1/4 cup milk (whole, lowfat, fat-free, skim, almond milk, etc.)
  • 1 farm fresh egg, any size
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil (canola, olive, avocado, etc.)
  • 1 can of creamed corn
  • 2 Tbsp chopped jarred or fresh jalapenos (optional)
  • Cooking spray

What you need

  • 7×11 rectangular baking pan*
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • knife and cutting board
  • large mixing bowl
  • spatula
  • whisk


Dump all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix with a whisk just until combined. 

Pour into a greased 7×11-inch baking pan and bake at 400 degrees for 30-40 min. or until done.  You’ll know when it’s done because it’ll be lightly toasty on top, and the middle won’t jiggle.  If a knife comes out clean after sticking it in the center, it’s done.   Slice into squares and smear on a pat of butter. Heavenly.

*My Notes

  • You may choose to use a 9×13-inch baking pan; just remember that your cornbread will be thinner and you’ll need to adjust your cooking time (it may take less time).
  • I can usually find Southern Biscuit Mix, Formula L at Walmart.

How do you like your cornbread? Leave me a comment below!

2 responses to “Mama’s Moist Cornbread”

  1. I like my cornbread with butter!!! 🤪


    1. Me too! I eat several pieces in one sitting!😋


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