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A cast iron skillet filled with pumpkin cornbread that is sliced and on white plates with cinnamon butter
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Brown Butter Pumpkin Cornbread

Darn it, this recipe is so addictive especially when you add my cinnamon butter to the mix. You may make a batch every single weekend like I did when I used the excuse of constant recipe testing to ensure perfection for the blog. Glad no one in my household complained.
Course Bread
Cuisine Southern
Keyword cast iron, classic recipes, easy recipes, traditional food recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 442kcal
Author Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby-Cakes.com

Ingredients

For the Cornbread:

  • 1/2 stick salted butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup corn meal
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • Shortening

For the Cinnamon Butter:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 4 teaspoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

For the Cornbread:

  • 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, sugar and cinnamon until well mixed. In a separate medium sized bowl, whisk together buttermilk, canned pumpkin, eggs, vanilla extract, oil and browned butter.
  • Slowly add wet mixture to dry mixture and mix together until well combined.
  • Coat cast iron skillet with shortening or spray with non stick baking spray until fully covered. Add cornbread mixture to skillet. Place in oven for 22-25 minutes until cornbread is done. Remove from oven and serve.

For the Butter:

  • Whip all ingredients together until smooth and fluffy. Serve with the cornbread.

Nutrition

Calories: 442kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 321mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 3815IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 1.9mg