The Best Sourdough Cornbread (with Recipe Video)

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Make an incredible homemade cornbread using sourdough discard.

The Best Sourdough Cornbread made from sourdough discard. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread.

This cornbread has an unbelievably creamy texture. I love all cornbread, but this is something wholly different than any other.

The cornbread has that signature sourdough flavor, but isn’t terribly strong. Give this a try!

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The Best Sourdough Cornbread made from sourdough discard. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread.

To Make This Recipe You Will Need:

  • sourdough starter discard
  • all purpose flour
  • milk
  • cornmeal
  • maple syrup (or honey)
  • eggs
  • butter
  • sea salt
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • mixing bowls
  • whisk
  • 8 inch cast iron skillet (or baking pan)

You can watch me make this recipe in the video below

To begin, scoop a cup of sourdough starter discard into a mixing bowl.

scooping sourdough starter into a pottery mixing bowl

Add all purpose flour, milk and cornmeal.

scooping flour into a mixing bowl

Whisk together and then cover the bowl and let it sit on the counter over night or up to 24 hours.

When you are ready to make your cornbread, preheat your oven to 350° (F).

Grease an 8 inch cast iron skillet with butter, and set it aside for now.

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In a small bowl, whisk 2 eggs.

Add maple syrup, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Whisk smooth.

pouring maple syrup into a mixing bowl

Add this to your sourdough mixture.

Add in the melted (but not hot) butter. Whisk this all together until combined.

Pour the batter into your prepared skillet.

pouring sourdough cornbread batter into a cast iron skillet
unbaked sourdough cornbread in a cast iron skillet

Bake for 35 – 40 minutes, or until the cornbread tests done with a wooden pick.

The Best Sourdough Cornbread made from sourdough discard. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread.

You will want to let this cornbread cool completely before cutting into it.

I know it is really, really hard not to dive right in. But if you do, your cornbread will be unbelievably tender and will simply fall apart.

cutting sourdough cornbread with a knife

Allowing the cornbread to cool completely will let it firm up and stay together when you slice it. You can always warm it back up if you like.

Enjoy!

The Best Sourdough Cornbread made from sourdough discard. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread.
The Best Sourdough Cornbread made from sourdough discard. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread.

Sourdough Cornbread

Constance Smith – Cosmopolitan Cornbread
An incredibly moist and delicious homemade cornbread made with sourdough discard.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Cooling 1 hour
Course Breads, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 260 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • To begin, you'll combine the sourdough starter discard, all purpose flour, cornmeal and milk in a mixing bowl. Whisk smooth.
  • Cover and let it sit on the counter overnight or up to 24 hours.
  • When you are ready to make your cornbread, preheat your oven to 350° (F).
  • Grease an 8 inch cast iron skillet with butter, and set it aside for now.
  • In a small bowl, whisk your eggs.
  • Add the maple syrup, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Whisk smooth.
  • Add this to your sourdough mixture.
  • Add in the melted (but not hot) butter. Whisk this all together until combined.
  • Pour the batter into your prepared skillet.
  • Bake for 35 – 40 minutes, or until the cornbread tests done with a wooden pick.
  • Cool completely before cutting.
  • Enjoy!

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 260kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 6gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 469mgPotassium: 134mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 371IUCalcium: 96mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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3 thoughts on “The Best Sourdough Cornbread (with Recipe Video)”

  1. Thank you for this recipe! From now on this will be the only one we will eat in our home. So moist and delicious! Our grandson loved it too 😍

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