Quick buttermilk corn bread is moist, soft corn bread. Made with brown sugar and white sugar giving it a rich flavor. This is definitely a corn bread that you can top off with some honey, butter, or even eat it by itself. That is what most of my family enjoys doing.

Quick buttermilk corn bread is also a great corn bread for the holidays coming up in the next couple of weeks. It is so weird to be writing about the holidays. It seems like I just put the Christmas tree away a couple of months ago.

I am always looking for a quick and easy recipe, recipes for that wonderful Thanksgiving dinner and the times when you are just trying to figure out something good to feed your family. Quick buttermilk corn bread is great with chicken taco soup or any chili, you can even make quick buttermilk corn bread for Thanksgiving.

I am so excited for Thanksgiving this year, it will be great to have the family all together again. I am pretty sure that there will be a turkey bowl in the morning. What is a turkey bowl you ask? A turkey bowl is when the guys go and play football. Now remember, I live where it is cold and a lot of the mornings, there is snow on the ground. This doesn’t seem to faze the guys.

If you ask me, I would rather stay home and cook in a nice warm kitchen. However, I do want to have some of my cooking done the day before so that I can spend time with family. Visiting or playing some fun games.

Come to think about it, I had better get my assignments out because Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away. Some of the things that I have never had for Thanksgiving are green bean casserole. My daughter has this as a tradition and so I will ask her to make one.

One other thing that is a must around our house is sweet potato souffle, we love it!! It almost tastes like a dessert. Now I am all over sweet potatoes when they taste like dessert. I think that you will need to try Quick buttermilk corn bread, then let me know what you think about it.

I had to laugh when my sister came down and told me “hey, that corn bread is really good”. I thought to myself, isn’t everything I make. Now I do not want to sound puffed up at all, but when you have been eating out for a few days, you really miss your own cooking. 😉

Tips and tricks:

1- The original recipe called for canola oil, but I thought the coconut oil gave the quick buttermilk corn bread great flavor.

2- The original recipe called for 2/3 cup brown sugar and 1/3 cup white sugar, but this was plenty sweet.

3- If your batter is too thick, add 3 Tablespoons of regular milk.

4-  Let it cool in the pan for about 10 – 15 minutes; otherwise it crumbles.

Yield: 9 people

Quick Buttermilk Corn Bread

Quick Buttermilk Corn Bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 1/4 cups cornmeal
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup apple sauce (I use no sugar added)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, sugars, baking soda and salt.
  2. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients.
  3. Then add the egg, buttermilk, oil, and apple sauce.
  4. Whisk, just until mixed.
  5. Pour into a greased 9" square or round pan.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 30 - 35 minutes or until the center comes out clean when tested with a cake tester.
  7. Cool for 5 - 10 minutes.
  8. Adapted sightly from Taste of Home


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