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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


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


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


  • 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.


• 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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