Honey Cornbread

Honey Cornbread is a classic Southern recipe that is perfect for any meal, from breakfast to dinner. It’s a sweet and savory bread that is easy to make and pairs well with a variety of dishes. In this recipe, we’ll be using simple ingredients that you may already have in your pantry.

To begin, preheat your oven to 400°F and lightly butter an 8-inch square baking dish. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1 1/4 cups of cornmeal, 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/2 tsp of baking soda, 1/2 tsp of baking powder, and 1/2 tsp of salt. Whisk these ingredients together well and set aside.

Next, in a separate mixing bowl, mix together 1 beaten egg, 1 1/4 cups of sour cream, 1/3 cup of buttermilk, 1/2 cup of melted unsalted butter (1 stick), and 2 1/2 tbsp of slightly warmed honey. Gently mix the egg mixture into the flour mixture until combined. Add 3/4 cup of fresh or frozen corn (cooked if fresh, thawed and drained if frozen) and gently incorporate it into the mixture.

Honey Cornbread

COOK TIME: 20 minutes


1 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/4 cup cornmeal

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 egg, beaten

1 1/4 cup sour cream

1/3 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted (1 stick)

2 1/2 tbsp honey, slightly warmed

3/4 cup fresh or frozen corn, (cooked if fresh, thawed and drained if frozen)


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Lightly butter an 8 inch square baking dish.
  • Combine all-purpose flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk ingredients together well; set aside.
  • Mix egg, sour cream, buttermilk, unsalted butter, and honey in a mixing bowl.
  • Gently mix egg mixture into flour mixture until combined, add corn and gently incorporate; pour into prepared baking dish.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.

Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Once the cornbread is done baking, remove it from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

This homestyle Honey Cornbread is perfect to serve alongside chili, soups, stews, or barbecued meats. You can also enjoy it as a snack or as a sweet breakfast treat. The combination of honey and cornmeal makes this cornbread sweet and slightly crispy on the outside, while the addition of sour cream and buttermilk makes it moist and fluffy on the inside.

Homestyle Honey Cornbread is an easy and delicious recipe that you can make in under an hour. With its perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors, it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Try it out and enjoy a taste of Southern comfort food in the comfort of your own home!

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