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Honey and butter melting over cornbread
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4.67 from 27 votes

Brown Butter Honey Child Cornbread

This tender, moist and almost cake like Brown Butter Honey Cornbread recipe will be the best bread to grace your supper table.  Filled with flavors nutty rich brown butter and sweet honey, it is sure to impress all who try it!.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 370kcal


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup corn meal
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk I used coconut milk with a teaspoon of lemon juice to sour it
  • 1/2-1/3 cup honey This comes down to preference- add less or more depending on how sweet you like your cornbread!
  • 1/2 stick salted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • Shortening
  • Cast Iron Skillet


  • Preheat Oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a saute' pan, melt butter over medium heat and wait until butter begins to brown. Be careful not to burn. Remove from heat and cool.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, corn meal, baking powder and sugar until well mixed. In a separate medium sized bowl, whisk together buttermilk, honey, cooled browned butter, eggs, vanilla extract, and oil.
  • Slowly add wet mixture to dry mixture and mix together until well combined.
  • Coat cast iron skillet with shortening until fully covered. Place cast iron skillet in preheated oven for 4-5 minutes.
  • Remove cast iron skillet from oven and add cornbread mixture to skillet. Place back in oven for 22-25 minutes until cornbread is done. Remove from oven and serve. Happy Baking!



Remember to watch butter carefully as you brown it so it won't burn.  When you begin to smell the nuttiness in the air, it is a good sign that your butter is browned or almost done.


Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 300mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 1.7mg