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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 Time5 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Breads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: corn bread, cornbread, southern
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 591kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together melted butter, milk, and egg.
  • In a separate medium bowl, mix together cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add cornmeal mixture to milk mixture and stir just until flour is moistened.
  • Pour batter into a 6.5” cast-iron skillet greased with oil or butter and spread evenly.
  • 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.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 591kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 265mg | Sodium: 980mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g