Classic American Cornbread Muffins for a Perfect Southern Meal

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Classic American Cornbread Muffins for a Perfect Southern Meal
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 23, 2023

These Classic American Cornbread Muffins are the perfect addition to any meal, especially a traditional Southern feast. They are moist, fluffy, and packed with a delicious corn flavor. These muffins are quick and easy to make, and they turn out perfect every time. Serve these cornbread muffins warm with a pat of butter or alongside your favorite chili or BBQ dish.


  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Grease a muffin pan or line with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, melted butter, vegetable oil, and eggs.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not overmix.
  5. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin pan, filling each cup about 3/4 full.
  6. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  7. Remove the muffins from the oven and allow them to cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Serve warm with butter and enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Cornbread is a staple in Southern cuisine and is often served with fried chicken, collard greens, or BBQ.
  • Cornmeal is made from dried maize (corn) and has been a popular ingredient in American cooking for centuries.
  • Buttermilk helps to keep the cornbread muffins moist and tender.
  • The combination of melted butter and vegetable oil ensures a rich and flavorful cornbread muffin with a soft texture.