Breads, Side Dishes

The Ultimate Honey Butter Cornbread Recipe

Welcome to Smokin’ and Grillin’ wit AB, where we bring you mouthwatering recipes that will elevate your culinary game! Today, we’re diving into a classic Southern favorite with a twist: Honey Butter Cornbread. Get ready to indulge in the perfect combination of sweet, savory, and buttery goodness that will have you coming back for seconds, thirds, and maybe even fourths!

Imagine sinking your teeth into a warm slice of cornbread, infused with the rich flavors of honey and butter. This irresistible dish is a crowd-pleaser for any occasion, whether it’s a cozy family dinner or a backyard barbecue with friends. Not only is it easy to make, but it also pairs perfectly with a variety of dishes, making it a versatile addition to your recipe repertoire. Trust us, once you try this Honey Butter Cornbread, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it!

Ingredients:

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

For drizzling after baking:

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

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Step-by-Step Guide:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly grease a square baking dish, approximately 8×8 inches.
  • In a medium bowl, combine melted butter, sugar, and honey. Whisk in eggs one at a time, followed by the buttermilk.
  • Add cornmeal, flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until just combined; avoid over-mixing. Stop as soon as the flour disappears into the batter.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • While the cornbread is baking, mix 1/4 cup melted butter and 2 tablespoons honey in a small bowl.
  • Drizzle the honey-butter mixture evenly over the cornbread. This adds extra moisture to the crumb. Let it sit for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
  • Slice the cornbread, serve it warm, and enjoy!

Expert Tips and Tricks:

  • For a richer flavor, use quality butter and honey.
  • Don’t overmix the batter to ensure a tender crumb.
  • Let the cornbread cool slightly before slicing to avoid crumbling.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container to maintain freshness.

Variations:

  1. Add chopped jalapeños for a spicy kick.
  2. Mix in shredded cheddar cheese for a cheesy twist.
  3. Substitute half of the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour for a nuttier flavor.
  4. Fold in cooked bacon bits for a savory touch.
  5. Incorporate finely chopped herbs like rosemary or thyme for extra freshness.
  6. Replace buttermilk with Greek yogurt for a tangy flavor.
  7. Experiment with different types of honey for unique flavor profiles.
  8. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top before baking for a sweet and spicy crust.
  9. Add a handful of corn kernels for added texture and sweetness.
  10. Drizzle with maple syrup instead of honey for a Canadian twist.

What to Serve it With:

  1. Chili con carne
  2. BBQ pulled pork
  3. Fried chicken
  4. Roasted vegetables
  5. Black bean soup
  6. Grilled shrimp skewers
  7. Creamy mac and cheese
  8. Smoked brisket
  9. Southern-style collard greens
  10. Tomato soup

Freezing:

  1. Allow the Honey Butter Cornbread to cool completely after baking.
  2. Cut the cornbread into individual slices or desired portions.
  3. Place the slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, making sure they’re not touching.
  4. Place the baking sheet in the freezer and freeze the cornbread slices until solid, usually for about 1-2 hours.
  5. Once frozen, transfer the slices to airtight freezer bags or containers, removing as much air as possible before sealing.
  6. Label the bags or containers with the date and contents for easy identification.
  7. Store the frozen cornbread in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Reheating:

  1. When ready to enjoy, remove the desired number of cornbread slices from the freezer and thaw them in the refrigerator overnight.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  3. Place the thawed cornbread slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Cover the slices loosely with aluminum foil to prevent them from drying out.
  5. Bake the cornbread slices in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through.
  6. For a crispier crust, remove the foil during the last 5 minutes of baking.
  7. Once heated through, remove the cornbread from the oven and serve warm.
  8. Alternatively, you can reheat individual slices in the microwave for 30-60 seconds on high power, depending on your microwave’s wattage.
  9. Enjoy your delicious Honey Butter Cornbread just like it was freshly baked!

The Ultimate Honey Butter Cornbread Recipe

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 30 minutesCook time: 40 minutesRest time: 40 minutesTotal time: minutesServings:4 servingsCalories:300 kcal Best Season:Fall

Description

Imagine sinking your teeth into a warm slice of cornbread, infused with the rich flavors of honey and butter.

Ingredients

  • For drizzling after baking:

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly grease a square baking dish, approximately 8×8 inches.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine melted butter, sugar, and honey. Whisk in eggs one at a time, followed by the buttermilk.
  3. Add cornmeal, flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until just combined; avoid over-mixing. Stop as soon as the flour disappears into the batter.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  5. While the cornbread is baking, mix 1/4 cup melted butter and 2 tablespoons honey in a small bowl.
  6. Drizzle the honey-butter mixture evenly over the cornbread. This adds extra moisture to the crumb. Let it sit for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
  7. Slice the cornbread, serve it warm, and enjoy!
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