Recipe: Honey Cornbread

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A friend recently extolled the virtues of honey on everyday foods.  While some combinations, such as honey and peanut butter toast, were understandable, I was a bit skeptical of the more novel mash-ups –  honey/pizza and honey/hamburger to name a few (though I admit I’ll will try it out).  Anyway, when thinking of recipes to put together for Thanksgiving week, I thought the addition of honey to my super easy cornbread recipe would be a nice change.  Intrigued? Keep reading…

You’ll find that most cornbread recipes generally consist of cornmeal, flour, a leavening agent, sugar, eggs, butter and salt.  It’s the add-ins that make a difference – I usually go with cheese, or peppers for a Southwest feel, or corn kernels.  This time, I’m keeping it simple with honey and buttermilk (yum!).

You will need:

1 cup cornmeal (I prefer yellow cornmeal for aesthetics)
1 cup flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
1/2 stick butter, melted
1/4 cup honey

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.


2. In a separate bowl, whisk buttermilk, eggs, melted butter and honey until combined.



3. Add buttermilk mixture to cornmeal mixture until just combined.

4.  Grease either a 8-inch square pan OR line 14-muffin tin spots (yeah, it makes 14 muffins, an odd number, I know! Fill the empty spots halfway with water).  Divvy up cornbread batter into container of choice.


5. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden and toothpick comes out clean.  If desired, drizzle with additional honey while bread is still warm.

Sweet and buttery – yum!

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    November 24, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    You just keep bringing the "yum"! Those looks really good, and I like that they're individually-sized.

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    November 24, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    mmm. buttery. I love a sweet bread side for thanksgiving!

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    Chic 'n Cheap Living
    November 24, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Just yum – great fall treat!

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    honey my heart
    November 24, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    yum! i just ate cornbread yesterday and was hoping to try to make some this weekend 🙂

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    November 24, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    I love cornbread and this recipe looks so delicious. I can't wait to try it! Thanks!

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    the southern hostess
    November 24, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    I would love these! Delish!

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    November 24, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Sounds good to me! I've been going back and forth about what to bring to TG tomorrow. Think I might have found my dish. Thanks! 🙂 xoxo

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    November 24, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Oh my gosh, every recipe you post is right up my alley! I've always wanted to try to make cornbread. I heart your blog. 🙂

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    November 25, 2010 at 1:10 am

    Ooh, they sound good! Honey and pizza? Not sure how that sounds, but I'd try it. 🙂

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    November 27, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Looks amazing! I'd like to try this recipe. Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving!

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    November 30, 2010 at 3:45 am

    i think i may try these! looks so buttery

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    December 8, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    I have a special weakness for cornbread – I am definitely going to have to try this when I get home this weekend!

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