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Cracklin Cornbread

Cornbread that is kicked up a notch! The addition of the cracklin's sure brings out the flavor of this cornbread!

Crackling Cornbread Recipe


  • 1 1/2 cups corn meal
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup finely cut cracklings or crumbled crisp bacon


  1. Sift together dry ingredients.
  2. Add buttermilk and egg, stirring until well mixed.
  3. Season cracklings with additional salt to taste and fold in last.
  4. Pour batter into very hot, well greased iron skillet or muffin pan (12 muffins).
  5. Bake in 450 degree oven for about 25 minutes.

This recipe was posted at our old message board in reply a request:

Charlene asks: "I would like to find a Southern recipe for Cracklin Cornbread. My Grandmother made it when I was little. She passed many years ago and never wrote the recipe down. Now there is nobody in the family knows what she did."
Answer from: justus2 "Here's 1 I found in a cookbook I just got today. Hope it's like what your looking for."
Recipe from the River Road Recipes Cookbook. Submitted by Mrs. Anthony P. Acosta Roseneath from Jackson, La.

Photo credit: Steven Labinski. CC BY

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