Award Winning Cornbread

Recipe from Food Network


  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil, plus more for the baking dish
  • 1 cup finely ground cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar (I use 1/3 cup)
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and brush a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with vegetable oil. See below for muffins.
  2. Whisk the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. In another bowl, whisk the egg, vegetable oil and buttermilk, then fold into the dry ingredients with a rubber spatula until just combined.
  3. Transfer the batter to the prepared baking dish and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a rack and let cool 15 minutes before serving.

To make muffins:

  • Line muffin pan with liners or grease well with cooking spray.
  • Spoon batter into muffin cups, filling them just under 2/3’s of the way full.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.