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cornbread slice with butter and honey
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5 from 4 votes

Sweet Cornbread Recipe

Our favorite Cornbread Recipe! This sweet cornbread is made with honey and buttermilk. It's quick to prepare in one bowl.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 12
Calories: 170kcal


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • cup honey or pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup buttermilk or whole milk or see note*
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour or whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Spray an 8x8-inch baking dish or muffin tin with cooking spray (or line with paper liners). Or, lightly grease a 10-inch cast iron skillet. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, melt the butter in the microwave (or melt on the stove and transfer to a large bowl).
  • Add the honey and applesauce and whisk to combine. Whisk in the buttermilk, egg and vanilla.
  • Add the baking powder and salt and whisk until very well combined.
  • Add the cornmeal and white whole wheat flour. Stir with a rubber spatula until barely combined. Be careful not to over-mix.
  • Transfer to the prepared baking dish, muffin tin, or cast iron skillet.
  • Bake for 22-25 minutes, until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. (Bake muffins for 12-15 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes before removing.) Serve warm.


*See my how to make buttermilk recipe. You can substitute whole milk plus lemon juice. Juice a lemon (half if it's a large lemon) into a liquid measuring cup. Add milk to make 1 cup; stir gently. Set aside for 5 minutes while you prep the rest of the ingredients.


Serving: 1/12 recipe | Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 199mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 169IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition information is only an estimate.
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