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sourdough cornbread in cast iron skillet on wooden cutting board

Sourdough Cornbread

This sourdough cornbread is a great way to use some of your discard starter. Just mix and pour into an oven safe skillet and bake to perfection.
4.50 from 20 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Servings 8 slices
Calories 258 kcal


  • 1/4 c butter ghee, or coconut oil
  • 1 c cornmeal
  • 1 c flour
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sourdough starter
  • 2 eggs beaten


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Put butter, ghee, or coconut oil in the cast iron or oven proof skillet and in the oven to melt while the oven is preheating.
  • Mix the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
  • Add the milk, sourdough starter, and the beaten eggs to the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Take the skillet out of the oven and pour the melted fat into the batter and mix well.
  • Pour the batter into the hot skillet and smooth the top.
  • If you are using a baking dish instead, make sure to grease the sides and bottom so it doesn't stick.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.


You can serve it straight from the pan if you want to. I like to put a plate over the top of the skillet and turn it over so that the cornbread is on the plate and serve it from there.
Cut it into wedges, slather on some butter, and serve warm.


Serving: 1sliceCalories: 258kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 6gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 438mgPotassium: 138mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 286IUCalcium: 164mgIron: 2mg
Keyword sourdough discard recipe, cornbread
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