Mini Cast Iron Cornbread

Here is a new cast iron cornbread idea that I want to share. I frequently need just a small batch of cornbread as I am generally just cooking for two. Using my vintage #3 cast iron skillet is just the right sized pan for cornbread for two. My old #3 cast iron skillet is nearly 7 inches wide. Official size stamped on the bottom says 6-5/8 inches.
Cornbread in Cast-Iron #3

I used a small recipe of cornbread and filled my cast iron skillet about 3/4 of the way full and then baked at 400 degrees for about 15-16 minutes. Watch for the light browning before removing the pan from the oven. I cut it in half as shown which is a generous portion for 2 people to enjoy home baked cornbread.

Cornbread from #3 cast iron skillet

Oh and one final tip, don’t forget to season your cast iron pan after use. Using this seasoning method, you can bake and cook in your cast iron pans just like a non-stick pan but without the worry of eating the pan coating.

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