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Browned Butter Cornbread in a skillet

This Browned Butter Cornbread Recipe is sweet, nutty and will make you swear off box mixes forever! Just as easy but so much better!!!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: breads
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 345kcal


  • ½ cup unsalted butter 1 cube
  • 1 cup coarse ground cornmeal I use Bob's Red Mill
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¾ cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp. good bourbon optional
  • 1 large egg


  • Pre heat the oven to 400 degrees. 
  • Combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Stir. Add the corn and toss with the dry ingredients (this helps the corn from sinking to the bottom of the pan). I
  • In a small bowl, combine the milk, honey, egg, and bourbon if using.
  • Place the chunks of butter into a 10 inch cast iron skillet and place in the oven. Let butter melt and brown - about 7 - 8 minutes for cold butter (if your butter is at room temperature, it will take a bit less time).
  • While the butter is browning, quickly add the wet ingredients to the dry, stirring until just combined. 
  • Pour the batter into the skillet and place back in the oven. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes until the cornbread is brown around the edges and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out with small crumbs attached. Remove skillet from oven and let cool for 10 - 15 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.



Skillet size: the recipe calls for a 10-inch skillet. You can use a smaller or larger skillet but you will have to adjust the baking time accordingly.
If you don't have a cast iron skillet, you can use any 10-inch oven-safe skillet but the crust won't come out as brown with that lovely nutty flavor! 
This cornbread is best eaten the day it's made - you can make it a few hours before you plan to serve it - no need to refrigerate it. 
This cornbread can be made a day ahead but it won't be as moist. If you do have leftovers, gently warm them (wrapped in aluminum foil) and serve with a  nice pat of melted butter and a side of honey!!


Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 265mg | Potassium: 357mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 470IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 1.7mg