Prep 30 mins
Cook 35 mins
America's Test Kitchen
- 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup yellow cornmeal
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 3⁄4 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
- 1⁄4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- Adjust oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 400°.
- Generously coat an 8-inch square baking pan with vegetable oil spray.
- Whisk the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together in a large bowl.
- Process the buttermilk, corn, brown sugar, and eggs in a food processor until combined, about 5 seconds.
- Gently fold the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture, then fold in the melted butter until just combined.
- Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top.
- Bake until deep golden brown and a pick inserted into the middle comes out with a few crumbs attached, about 35 minutes.
- Let the cornbread cool in the pan for 10 minutes before unmolding onto a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes.
This is my go to cornbread recipe. In the summer I have used sweet corn freshly scraped from the cob and it is even better! The rest of the year the frozen work great. I have also made it using the buttermilk powder when I didn't have fresh on hand and that worked great too.