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Cornbread Recipe For One or Two

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This slightly sweet cornbread pairs well with chili and soups and is just the right size for one or two people. Dip it in a glass of buttermilk for a truly Southern snack.

This recipe for Corn Bread comes from The Ultimate Cooking For One Cookbook: 175 Super Easy Recipes Make Just For You by Joanie Zisk of

It’s an easy recipe to follow and make and you probably have the ingredients in your pantry and fridge right now.  It’s the perfect size for baking in a toaster oven if you have one, but of course, you can always bake it in a regular-sized oven, too.

Cornbread freezes well, so if you find that the generous portion is too much for one, wrap half well in plastic wrap and freeze.  It should last for a few months.

Yield: 1 serving

Corn Bread For One or Two

Corn Bread For One or Two

This single-serving recipe delivers a slightly crumbly, perfectly sweet and buttery Corn Bread. It can be baked in a 6.5" cast-iron skillet or similar-sized baking dish. It is the perfect side for soups and stews and is so tasty you'll want to eat it all in one sitting.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes


  • 2 ½ Tablespoons butter, melted
  • ¼ cup 1% milk
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup plus 1 Tablespoon yellow cornmeal
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together melted butter, milk, and egg.
  3. In a separate medium bowl, mix together cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Add cornmeal mixture to milk mixture and stir just until flour is moistened.
  5. Pour batter into a 6.5” cast-iron skillet greased with oil or butter and spread evenly.
  6. Bake 22 minutes until top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Enjoy warm.


Excerpted from The Ultimate Cooking For One Cookbook Cookbook by Joanie Zisk. Copyright © 2019 by Simon & Schuster, Inc. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 591Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 265mgSodium: 980mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 1gSugar: 29gProtein: 12g

Nutrition information is an approximation.

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Bonnie Carmichael

Tuesday 8th of September 2020

Sorry no picture because we scarfed ot with our homemade chili. It was perfect! Thank you! 5 star!


Tuesday 8th of September 2020

You're welcome. I made a batch of it tonight myself.


Sunday 16th of August 2020

I used this as a guide to make gluten free mini corn dog muffins. Out of this world, with a simple sub of GF baking flour.


Monday 17th of August 2020

That's so great to hear! Thanks for stopping by to share.


Wednesday 22nd of April 2020

So Happy I stumbled upon this recipe. It was the perfect! Easy to make and better yet delicious~ Thanks so much.


Saturday 25th of January 2020

This is the best little cornbread recipe! I made a small pot of chili beans for myself +1. Perfect cornbread for us! Thank you ?