Brenda Gantt Cornbread Recipe – Easy Kitchen Guide

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By Lori Walker, MS, RD | Published on May 6, 2023 | Last Updated on August 19, 2023

Brenda Gantt cornbread is a traditional southern recipe that has been passed down for generations. Many people in the South enjoy this delicious dish and it is often served at family gatherings, holidays, or simply as an everyday side dish. This style of cornbread has a very distinct texture and taste from other types of cornbreads. 

It is made with a combination of cornmeal, eggs, buttermilk, sugar and oil, resulting in a unique flavor unlike any other. The texture of the finished product will be moist and crumbly, with a golden-brown color. 

In this article, we’ll discuss the history of Brenda Gantt cornbread, how to make it, what ingredients are needed and tips for getting the perfect texture every time. We’ll also talk about what to serve with this delicious dish as well as how to store it. So, let’s get started! 

Brenda Gantt Cornbread Recipe

What is Brenda Gantt Cornbread?

Brenda Gantt is known for her delicious southern-style cornbread that is simple and easy to make. Her recipes feature a rustic and crispy texture that is baked in a cast-iron skillet.

One of her most popular recipes is the Lacy Cornbread, which has a unique thin and crispy texture.

Another beloved recipe is the Cornbread Dressing, which is a savory combination of cornbread, butter, eggs, celery, onion, garlic, and spices.

Making Brenda Gantt Cornbread is easy and requires just a few ingredients like cornmeal, eggs, and buttermilk. It’s a staple at Thanksgiving and other special occasions. Check out below to see the Brenda Gantt’s most popular cornbread recipe!

What Does It Taste Like?

Brenda Gantt cornbread has a unique flavor unlike any other. It is sweet and savory at the same time, with notes of buttery sweetness that come from the buttermilk, the richness of eggs and oil, and an earthy, nutty taste from the cornmeal. 

How Did I First Get Introduced to Brenda Gantt Cornbread?

As we all know that Brenda Gantt is a popular YouTube celebrity. I first got introduced to her cornbread recipe through one of her videos. She made the recipe look so easy and delicious that I had to try it for myself.

When I finally did, I was amazed at how flavorful and tender the cornbread turned out! It was also incredibly easy to make – all you need are a few basic ingredients, an oven, and a bit of patience.

How to Make Brenda Gantt Cornbread?

Making  Brenda Gantt cornbread is a simple process that involves combining all the ingredients together in a large bowl and stirring until everything is evenly mixed. 

Once it is combined, the batter should be poured into a greased skillet or frying pan and baked in an oven for about 20-25 minutes. The finished product should have a golden-brown color and be moist and crumbly. Let’s have a look at the step by step process below:

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Ingredients

  • 2 eggs.
  • Oil.
  • 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar.
  • 2 cups of Cornmeal (Self Rising).
  • 1 and 1/2 cup buttermilk.

Tools

  • Spoon.
  • Skillet or frying pan.
  • Serving plate.
  • A large mixing bowl.
  • Spatula.
  • Oven.

Step by step Instructions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).

Step 2

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, sugar, eggs and buttermilk.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, sugar, eggs and buttermilk.

Step 3

Mix until everything is well combined.

Mix until everything is well combined.

Step 4

Add 1 tablespoon hot oil to the batter and combine well.

Step 4

Step 5

Pour the cornbread batter into the skillet and spread it evenly.

Pour the cornbread batter into the skillet and spread it evenly.

Step 6

Place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Step 7

Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes before serving. 

Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes before serving. 

Tips 

• If you don’t have self-rising cornmeal on hand, you can use regular cornmeal and add 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda to the dry ingredients. 

• Try adding different herbs or spices to the batter for some extra flavor.

• For a gluten-free option, substitute the all-purpose flour with almond or coconut flour.

Brenda Gantt Cornbread Recipe

Brenda Gantt Cornbread Recipe

Brenda Gantt cornbread is a traditional southern recipe that has been passed down for generations. Many people in the South enjoy this delicious dish and it is often served at family gatherings, holidays, or simply as an everyday side dish. This style of cornbread has a very distinct texture and taste from other types of cornbreads. 
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Author: Lori Walker, MS, RD
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 5 Servings
Calories: 310kcal

Equipment

  • spoon
  • Spatula
  • Serving plate
  • A large mixing bowl
  • Skillet or frying pan.

Ingredients

  • Oil
  • 1 and 1/2 cup buttermilk.
  • 2 eggs.
  • 2 cups of Cornmeal (Self Rising).
  • 1 tbsp of granulated sugar.

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to a sizzling 400°F (200°C).
  • In a large bowl, carefully whisk together the cornmeal, granulated sugar, and oil until thoroughly combined.
  • Incorporate the eggs and buttermilk into the mixture until everything is perfectly blended.
  • Grease a skillet or frying pan with a light coat of oil.
  • Pour the cornbread batter into the skillet and distribute it evenly across the surface.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes, or until its top is beautifully golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving up.

Notes

• If you don’t have self-rising cornmeal on hand, you can use regular cornmeal and add 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda to the dry ingredients. 
• Try adding different herbs or spices to the batter for some extra flavor.
• For a gluten-free option, substitute the all-purpose flour with almond or coconut flour.
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Nutrition Information

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What to Serve with Brenda Gantt Cornbread?

Brenda Gantt cornbread pairs nicely with a variety of other dishes such as grilled meats, stews, and soups. It also tastes great when served with butter and honey or jam. 

How to store Brenda Gantt cornbread?

Once cooled, Brenda Gantt cornbread can be stored in an airtight container or bag for up to 5 days. It’s best served within a few hours of baking as the texture and flavor may change over time. 

Can Pregnant Women Eat Brenda Gantt Cornbread?

Yes! Pregnant women can safely eat Brenda Gantt cornbread as long as the ingredients used are fresh and safe to consume. 

FAQ’s

Can I freeze Brenda Gantt Cornbread? 

Yes, you can freeze Brenda Gantt cornbread. To do so, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or foil and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. When ready to eat, thaw the cornbread at room temperature before reheating in the microwave or oven. 

Can I Use Regular Cornmeal Instead of Self-rising?

Yes, you can use regular cornmeal instead of self-rising. Just make sure to add 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda to the dry ingredients for additional rising power. 

Can I Make Brenda Gantt Cornbread Without Eggs?

Yes, you can make Brenda Gantt cornbread without eggs. Substitute the two eggs with 1/2 cup of applesauce or mashed banana for a delicious and egg-free version. 

Can I Use Almond Flour or Coconut Flour Instead of All-purpose Flour? 

Yes, you can use almond or coconut flour as a gluten-free substitute for all-purpose flour. Keep in mind that the texture of the cornbread may be slightly different than if you used regular flour. 

Can Brenda Gantt Cornbread be Served Cold?

Yes, Brenda Gantt cornbread can be served cold or at room temperature. It tastes great either way! 

Wrapping Up

Thanks for reading this guide on how to make Brenda Gantt Cornbread! We hope you found it helpful in your baking adventures. Whether you serve it as a side dish or enjoy it on its own, this classic southern recipe is sure to be a hit with family and friends. 

For a delicious twist, try adding diced jalapenos or canned corn to the batter for added flavor and texture. Alternatively, top the finished cornbread with melted butter and honey for a sweet treat. 

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My name is Lori Walker. I’m a registered dietitian, food blogger and food enthusiast. I share easy healthy, delicious recipes on my blog and review necessary kitchen items. The recipes I share take less… Read more

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