Oxmoor House
Hands-on Time
10 Mins
Total Time
39 Mins
8 to 10 servings

This classic cracklin' cornbread is a traditional Southern cornbread and calls for just six ingredients. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Place butter in a 9-inch cast-iron skillet, and heat in a 425° oven 4 minutes.

Step 2

Combine cornmeal and flour in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture.

Step 3

Stir together buttermilk, eggs, and cracklings; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Pour over melted butter in hot skillet.

Step 4

Bake at 425° for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Step 5

*1 cup cooked, crumbled bacon (12 to 15 slices) may be sustituted for cracklings.

Step 6

Grannie's Cracklin' Cakes: Prepare batter as directed above; stir in 1/4 cup butter, melted. Heat a large skillet coated with vegetable cooking spray over medium-high heat. Spoon about 1/4 cup batter for each cake into skillet; cook, in batches, 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden.

Ratings & Reviews

Barbara Fletcher's Review

January 29, 2017
I just made this, it was simply delicious.  My grandmother would be proud, my mom also!

rebeccaj321's Review

August 19, 2013

deerfisherman's Review

January 13, 2011
I saw the picture and it made my mouth water for cracklin' cornbread. Had to try it! This is terrific! I never tried it with the butter-we always just used meat grease. lol This is terrific just as is!