A piece of this slightly sweet honey infused Skillet Honey Cornbread is the perfect accompaniment to most any meal. Cornbread goes with so many Southern dishes and like biscuits it’s considered a favorite house bread of the South. Serve it piping hot fresh from the oven with a pat of sweet cream butter. It’s like a bite of heaven.
My Mom and Gramma’s made cornbread practically everyday, it was standard practice. We particularly enjoy this sweeter cornbread with spicy dishes or a savory bowl of vegetable beef soup. Served at Southern tables for eons, you just can’t go wrong with a pan of hot cornbread to accompany a bowl of pinto beans, green beans and potatoes, or scooped and fried in a hot cast iron skillet to make individual griddle cakes.
No matter the occasion, this skillet honey cornbread is simply spectacular. Using honey in the batter gives it an slightly delicate texture. It’s a true taste of the South in your mouth.
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Skillet Honey Cornbread
Servings: 10 pieces
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup plain yellow cornmeal
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/3 cup vegetable or canola oil
- Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place the butter into a 9-inch cast iron skillet and into the oven while it preheats, to melt. [Alternative: Use an 9 x 9 heavy metal baking or pie pan]
- In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, honey and oil.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry mixing just until combined.
- Swirl the melted butter to coat the sides and bottom of the skillet, then pour the batter into the cast iron skillet.
- Place into the oven. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes back clean.
- Serve with a pat of butter and a drizzle of honey.