Honey Cornbread Muffins

The “official” start of summer may still be a day away, but as far as I’m concerned, summer is already in full swing around here. Every week we’re seeing more vegetables pop up at the farmers markets, and I’ve been busy canning strawberries like crazy, especially since we’ll have a short strawberry season this year due to the fluctuating weather we had back in April. We’ve also been firing up our grill frequently to make hot dogs, hamburgers, and barbecued salmon, not to mention grilled vegetables in our grilling basket, my personal favorite! While I frequently make baked potato fries in the oven as a side to whatever we grill up, this time I decided to change things up and make some cornbread to go with our meal. Rather than spending a half hour or more with the oven on though, I opted to bake the cornbread in my muffin pan, cutting down the baking time by at least half…and, I think I actually like them better as muffins – more crunchy edges, which is my favorite part about cornbread! Enjoy, and happy grilling!

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and spray a muffin pan with cooking spray. In a small bowl, lightly beat the eggs. Beat in the milk, honey, and butter until combined.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cornmeal, and brown sugar.

Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients just until combined. Fill each muffin tin 3/4 full.

Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

31 Responses to “Honey Cornbread Muffins”

  1. 1 Isobel Says:
    June 19th, 2012 at 9:15 am

    These look so good!!! I can’t wait to try them :D

  2. 2 Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Giril Says:
    June 19th, 2012 at 9:40 am

    I LOVE cornbread (and honey!) so these muffins are definitely calling out to me! =) Will you be posting any canning recipes this summer? I’m going to attempt strawberry jam soon, but I’m not brave enough to try much else (I did make some salsa and canned peaches last year). What’s an easy suggestion for a novice?

  3. 3 shelly (cookies and cups) Says:
    June 19th, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Do you know I have never made homemade cornbread? I also use Jiffy. I need to rectify this situation.

  4. 4 Aimee @ ShugarySweets Says:
    June 19th, 2012 at 10:27 am

    These look delish! We prefer our cornbread in muffin or pancake style vs iron skillet. Yum

  5. 5 Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray Says:
    June 19th, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Yum! So cute (and portion-friendly!) to do these in muffin tins. I have never tried homemade cornbread either, but I’d love to experiment with this method. :)

  6. 6 Jenna Says:
    June 19th, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Yup, those muffins are calling to me as well. Not to mention your talk of barbecued salmon . . .

  7. 7 sara Says:
    June 19th, 2012 at 10:54 am

    YUM, these look so yummy…I can never resist corn muffins, especially the sweet sort!

  8. 8 kendahl Says:
    June 19th, 2012 at 11:14 am

    These sound delightful! I want to make some right now, but I’m at work and woefully lacking an oven. Pinning!

  9. 9 Marie Says:
    June 19th, 2012 at 11:18 am

    I’ve been on a big honey kick lately and love seeing it in cornbread. Like brownies, I agree that cornbread does best in any pan where it has more metal surfaces to bake against for maximum crust!

  10. 10 Cookbook Queen Says:
    June 19th, 2012 at 11:22 am

    We LOVE cornbread, ESPECIALLY the sweet kind!!!

  11. 11 Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies Says:
    June 19th, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Mmm cornbread. I totally agree with you – muffins are the way to go. And the nice thing is, you can freeze the muffins you don’t eat, and then pop ‘em in the microwave or oven when you want them.

  12. 12 Allison Says:
    June 19th, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    I am obsessed with muffins – nothing better in my opinion! These look awesome and I can’t wait to try them. Yum!

  13. 13 Blog is the New Black Says:
    June 19th, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    I love sweet corn bread! YUM!

  14. 14 Colleen @ What's Baking in the Barbershop?! Says:
    June 19th, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    I usually prefer muffins over bread and cupcakes over cake… So these deeelicious looking cornbread muffins are right up my alley. They look wonderful! Pinning this recipe :)

  15. 15 Becca - Cookie Jar Treats Says:
    June 19th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    I haven’t had a good peice of corn bread in a long time. Usuaully they come with little corn peices inside them (something I’m not a fan of). And you’re right, the little crunchy crispy edges are the best!

    I’ve never heard of putting brown sugar into a cornbread recipe though. I’ll have to try this soon :)

  16. 16 Erika @ The Teenage Taste Says:
    June 19th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Mmmm! I need to get some cornbread into my life!

  17. 17 Katrina Says:
    June 19th, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Anything cornbread rocks my world! Love this!

  18. 18 Jen @ Savory Simple Says:
    June 19th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Summer is most definitely here! What a wonderful way to celebrate.

  19. 19 Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) Says:
    June 19th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    I’ve always loved corn muffins SO much more than cornbread, since corn muffins tend to be a bit sweeter. Maybe I could trick myself into loving cornbread by putting it in a muffin tin. ;)

  20. 20 Stephanie Says:
    June 19th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    I normally smear honey on top of corn bread/muffins, so maybe I won’t have to with these!

  21. 21 christy Says:
    June 20th, 2012 at 10:13 am

    MMMM, I am excited to make these!!!

    One thing that I made last year in my new found love of canning (and it is a HUGE hit) is strawberry lemonade concentrate. OH! It is SOOOO good, and it makes a great gift. I have also made peach, but strawberry is my favorite.

    http://www.freshpreserving.com/recipe.aspx?r=245

  22. 22 Candice Says:
    June 20th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    These look yummy!

  23. 23 Annamaria @ bakewell junction Says:
    June 20th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    These are adorable. I’ve been looking for a sweet cornbread recipe for a long time.

  24. 24 Tracy {Pale Yellow} Says:
    June 20th, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    What a great twist on a cornbread muffin! I love cornbread!

  25. 25 Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen Says:
    June 21st, 2012 at 12:34 am

    I just love corn bread muffins. I make them often and love how quickly they cook and like you, I love the crunchy edges.

  26. 26 carolinaheartstrings Says:
    June 21st, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    We love muffins at our house and this is the next one I am making. Delicious. Come and visit us on Friday. We are having a great giveaway. Flip flops that you will love.

  27. 27 Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction Says:
    June 22nd, 2012 at 11:39 am

    These muffins look lovely! I don’t make cornbread nearly enough. I think I need to add it to the menu next week!

  28. 28 Jamie | My Baking Addiction Says:
    June 22nd, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    LOVE me some sweet cornbread! The honey makes these just perfect!

  29. 29 Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen Says:
    June 24th, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    These look so delicious! I adore cornbread!

  30. 30 brandy Says:
    September 12th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    is the cormeal yellow or white? it looks like white cormeal that your using.

  31. 31 Tracy Says:
    September 12th, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Brandy – I used yellow cornmeal, but you can use white if you like. Hope that helps!

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