Honey Butter Cornbread

Super moist, simple and fluffy buttermilk cornbread made from scratch. 🌽 This is our go-to family recipe for over 10 years! Bake a batch of this buttery, soft cornbread for your next dinner and watch it fly. Serve with chili, soups, fried chicken, salads, grilled veggies and meats, and spicy dishes. The ultimate comfort food side dish!

I cannot tell you how excited I am to share this cornbread with you!

This recipe has been a longtime favorite in my family. All year ’round, we cannot get enough of this soft, sweet crumbly cornbread with our chilis, grilled meats, salads, and soups. We even sizzle leftover cornbread in a buttery skillet for breakfast. You have not lived ’til you’ve tried this with your morning coffee. I’m telling ya!

While a boxed mix can be handy, nothing beats the taste of warm, homemade honey butter cornbread made from ingredients you can trust. Didn’t you know, it takes hardly any time at all? All you need is one bowl and a handful of basic ingredients. We’re using wholesome, great tasting ingredients like buttermilk, honey, eggs, cornmeal – and lots of butter (sorry, but that’s the secret!).

Have you got 10 minutes, and no time for a big fuss? Then, you’re ready to bake the most delicious cornbread you’ve ever tasted.

Get ready to flex your Southern-style cornbread skills! You’re about to be the one that everyone begs for the recipe.

Ready to bake a batch of Honey Butter Cornbread?

• Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a square baking dish (about 8×8 inches).

• In a medium bowl, stir butter, sugar and honey together. Whisk in eggs one at a time. Whisk in buttermilk. Add cornmeal, flour, salt and baking soda. Do not over-mix. As soon as the flour disappears, stop mixing.

• Pour batter into prepared baking dish. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

• Meanwhile, combine 1/4 cup melted butter and 2 Tbsp. honey in a small bowl.

• Poke top of cornbread gently all over with a fork. Pour honey-butter mixture all over cornbread. (This makes the crumb extra moist!) Let sit for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

• Slice, serve warm, and enjoy!

Keep reading for full ingredient list + recipe, below

Craving some variety? Try these optional add-ins:

• Shredded cheddar cheese

• Fresh blueberries (trust me, amazing!)

• Minced jalapenos

• Fresh sweet corn kernels

• Chopped peaches

• Chopped crispy bacon

What should you serve with Honey Butter Cornbread? Try these!

Crispy Fried Chicken Tenders

Mexican Grilled Steak Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

Easy Roasted Summer Vegetables

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Grilled Chili-Lime Chicken Fajita Salad

Hearty Vegetarian Chili

Creamy Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili

Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

2-Ingredient Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

C’mon, reach out and grab a piece!

I loved serving this delicious cornbread during a recent Sunday lunch for guests. We feasted on homemade fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, sweet corn, and stacks of cornbread drizzled with warm honey butter. It was unanimous that the cornbread was to-die-for. Everyone devoured the meal in minutes!

A true comfort food meal is never the same without Honey Butter Cornbread – and this is the recipe you need. I have been baking cornbread this way for over 10 years. Our family, friends and lovely readers have praised this simple recipe for just as long! It always brings the food-happy groans to the table.

I hope you love this cornbread recipe just as much as we do! Give it a try, and please leave a comment and a star rating, if you try it.

5 from 2 votes

Honey Butter Cornbread

Servings 12 slices
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter melted
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups buttermilk shaken well
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt

For drizzling after baking:

  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 2 Tbsp. honey

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a square baking dish (about 8x8 inches).
  • In a medium bowl, stir butter, sugar and honey together. Whisk in eggs one at a time. Whisk in buttermilk. Add cornmeal, flour, salt and baking soda. Do not over-mix. As soon as the flour disappears, stop mixing.
  • Pour batter into prepared baking dish. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Meanwhile, combine 1/4 cup melted butter and 2 Tbsp. honey in a small bowl.
  • Poke top of cornbread gently all over with a fork. Pour honey-butter mixture all over cornbread. (This makes the crumb extra moist!) Let sit for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
  • Slice, serve warm, and enjoy!

Notes

Optional add-ins:
Shredded cheddar cheese
Fresh blueberries (trust me, amazing!)
Minced jalapenos
Fresh sweet corn kernels
Chopped peaches
Chopped crispy bacon
 
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish

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  1. 5 stars
    Gotta do the drizzle with the warm honey butter! Game changer. This is the best cornbread ever!

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