Click here to edit subtitle

Million Dollar Cornbread

Recipe, photography, and videography by Bev Davis.


Tap image to enlarge.

Posted March 12, 2018

This slightly sweet cornbread recipe is very similar to the original secret  version I used to launch my food blogging career in 2010.  At the time, I was flat broke.  However, through the eyes of faith, I KNEW it was the key that would open the door to a multi-million dollar successful career.  Yes, while flat broke I could afford to make cornbread and I ALWAYS visualized myself as successful.  Flat broke was a temporary situation.  I solved unemployment by hiring me!!  Proud of it.  Better than settling into defeat.  Fast forward eight years later.  I'm better off than when I started.  The vision to become a multi-millionaire remains crystal clear in my mind.   Working daily to make it a reality. 

My Millionaire Jiffy Muffins are a variation of this recipe.  Perfect side dish to impress family and friends.  Mix and bake in less than one hour.    Enjoy every inspirational bite!


1 cup self-rising white cornmeal mix

1/2 cup self-rising flour, sifted

1/4 cup corn muffin mix

2 tablespoons sugar (optional)

2 large eggs, beaten

1-1/4 cups buttermilk

2 teaspoons vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Gather together all ingredients. In large bowl, combine cornmeal mix, sifted flour, and sugar (if using).  Add beaten eggs and buttermilk.  Stir until batter is pourable (small lumps okay). 

Add vegetable oil to an 8" cast iron skillet.  Use a 9" size if thin cornbread is preferred.  Warm in hot oven or on top of oven until oil sizzles.  Avoid smoking hot.   The hot skillet is ready when a small drop of batter cooks quickly and edges brown.  Remove from heat.   Set aside. 

Quickly stir batter until pourable.  Pour into hot oiled skillet.  Carefully place in hot oven.  Reduce temperature to 375 degrees.  Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and knife inserted in center comes out clean.  Serve hot.   

Makes one skillet.  Number of slices depends on size.