Black Folks Homemade Cornbread

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Black folks homemade cornbread – Corn is a common ingredient in Southern soul food recipes.

That’s why it’s to no surprise that there are many variations of cornbread recipes.

One traditional soul food recipe is Southern homemade Black folks skillet cornbread. 

This recipe does not use a box mix like Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix (which makes a tasty Southern cornbread recipe, btw). 

Instead, cornmeal is used to make this cornbread recipe from scratch.

 

Black Folks Homemade Cornbread

 

What kind of baking dish do you use for Black folks homemade cornbread?

Skillet cornbread is probably hands down the most Southern and the easiest way to bake cornbread.

But what size skillet is best for cornbread recipes.

The best Southern cooks swear by the straightforward method of using an 8″ cast-iron skillet. 

 

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Black Folks Skillet Cornbread Ingredients

 

Ingredients for Black folks homemade cornbread

  • 1 cup of medium grind cornmeal
  • ⅔ cup of all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
  • ⅔ cup of whipped cream cheese

 

Instructions for Black folks Southern homemade cornbread 

  1. Preheat the conventional oven or Instant Pot Omni Plus oven to bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes (although you may not use all of this time for melting the butter). 
  2. Place the butter in an 8-inch baking pan or skillet and melt in the oven for approximately 5 minutes.
  3. While the butter is melting, combine the dry ingredients (cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar) with the cream cheese and heavy cream in a medium-size mixing bowl.
  4. Pour the melted butter from the baking pan into the mixing bowl and mix all the ingredients together. 
  5. Pour the cornbread batter into the baking pan or skillet.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F. In the conventional oven, bake for 20-25 minutes. In the Instant Pot Omni Plus oven, bake for 18-20 minutes.

 

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What size baking dish do you use for homemade cornbread?

To cook the cornbread, an 8″ medium-sized skillet works best.

Or you can use a 8″ or similar size baking pan

 

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What do you serve with Black folks homemade cornbread?

Cornbread is traditionally paired with Southern soul food entrees. 

Here are some delicious ideas to add to your meal planning menu:

 

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What is the ideal cornbread texture?

The perfect cornbread is a delicate balance of crispy edges, a moist interior, and flavorful sweetness. 

 

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Can this be made in individual muffins in a muffin pan?

Are there any changes to make these into muffins?

Yes, but it’s important to note that the baking time will not be the same. 

If you plan to make muffins instead, not that cornbread muffins cook faster than cornbread in a skillet. 

 

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What is the best type of cornmeal to use for cornbread?

You can use either yellow or white cornmeal for this Southern recipe. 

The taste is similar and good, but yellow cornmeal is sweeter than white. This is because one comes from white corn kernels, while the other is from the sweeter yellow kernels of corn.

 

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Could you use a cornbread mix?

You can make your own homemade cornbread dressing with a bit of help from a favorite cornbread mix like Jiffy? Yes, and that recipe is HERE.

Or you can make it all on your own by preparing cornbread from scratch with this recipe. 

 

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How do you know when cornbread is done?

The best way to tell when cornbread is done is by looking at the color. 

If it has a golden-brown crust, then you’re probably all set. 

Another way to know if it’s done is by poking a toothpick in the center of the bread and pulling it out. 

If there are moist crumbs on the toothpick, then your cornbread is not ready.

But if the toothpick comes out clean, it means your cornbread is ready to eat!

 

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What did you think of this Southern soul food recipe for Black folks homemade cornbread?

This recipe will leave everyone happy at any dinner table. Plus, it’s pretty straightforward and simple to make.

Don’t hesitate to give this Sunday soul food/Southern Thanksgiving homemade cornbread recipe a try.

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Black Folks Homemade Cornbread

 

Black Folks Homemade Cornbread

Black Folks Homemade Cornbread

Black folks homemade cornbread does not use a box mix. Instead, cornmeal is used to make this Southern skillet cornbread recipe from scratch.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Bread
Cuisine: Soul Food, Southern Food
Keyword: Black folks cornbread, cornbread, cornbread recipe, homemade cornbread, old fashioned Southern cornbread dressing recipe, skillet cornbread, soul food cornbread, vegetarian
Servings: 8
Calories: 293kcal
Author: Shaunda Necole

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cornmeal medium grind
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons butter unsalted
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar granulated
  • cup cream cheese whipped

Instructions

  • Preheat the conventional oven or Instant Pot Omni Plus oven to bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes (although you may not use all of this time for melting the butter).
  • Place the butter in an 8-inch baking pan or skillet and melt in the oven for approximately 5 minutes.
  • While the butter is melting, combine the dry ingredients (cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar) with the cream cheese and heavy cream in a medium-size mixing bowl.
  • Pour the melted butter from the baking pan into the mixing bowl and mix all the ingredients together.
  • Pour the cornbread batter into the baking pan or skillet.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F. In the conventional oven, bake for 20-25 minutes. In the Instant Pot Omni Plus oven, bake for 18-20 minutes.

Notes

Black Folks Homemade Cornbread Recipe

Nutrition

Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 187mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 704IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 1mg
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Nutrition Facts
Black Folks Homemade Cornbread
Amount per Serving
Calories
293
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
19
g
29
%
Saturated Fat
 
11
g
69
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
5
g
Cholesterol
 
62
mg
21
%
Sodium
 
187
mg
8
%
Potassium
 
134
mg
4
%
Carbohydrates
 
26
g
9
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
5
g
10
%
Vitamin A
 
704
IU
14
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
108
mg
11
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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12 Comments

  1. Cyrene
    November 15, 2021 / 2:35 pm

    This recipe is starving me. LOL!

    • November 15, 2021 / 3:20 pm

      I love your comment LOL! Go make this cornbread!

  2. Angelica
    November 23, 2021 / 8:27 pm

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious!!

  3. Tamra Phelps
    November 23, 2021 / 9:24 pm

    5 stars
    My Granny would’ve said cornbread doesn’t use any sugar…her sister would’ve said cornbread has to have sugar, lol! The age old debate rages on… If I’m making it for myself, I’d leave the sugar out, but if I’m making it for my nephews, the sugar gets doubled, lol. Honestly, I can eat it just fine either way. I love cornbread. I’m a Kentucky girl, so pinto beans and cornbread are a staple. I think cornbread is the first thing I ever learned to make and no one ever used a recipe–they ‘eyeballed it’ because they had made it so often they just knew what it should look like. This recipe looks great!

    • November 24, 2021 / 2:58 am

      Right, Tamra – a pinch of this and a dash of that – truly talented cooks!!

  4. Sue Greene
    November 28, 2021 / 12:19 pm

    5 stars
    Mmm… Who doesn’t like cornbread; especially when it is home made?

  5. Tina F
    December 6, 2021 / 12:37 am

    5 stars
    sounds really good. I have tried making this and it turned out really good. BUT I did not take to the taste

    • December 6, 2021 / 12:11 pm

      You may try adding or omitting the sugar to adjust to your preference.

  6. Jennifer
    December 13, 2021 / 4:46 am

    5 stars
    Yum!

  7. Kim
    December 13, 2021 / 4:34 pm

    5 stars
    I love cornbread

  8. Ronald Gagnon
    December 15, 2021 / 9:30 pm

    5 stars
    I love corn bread…but I have never had Southern skillet cornbread from scratch

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