The BEST Cornbread

The BEST Cornbread made with brown butter and buttermilk for a super moist and flavorful cornbread! Serve with a drizzle of honey and butter!

The BEST Cornbread |

Cornbread is one of my favorite sides to make. It goes perfectly with soups and stews. I love serving this cornbread with my Slow Cooker Turkey Chili or my Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs.

This cornbread is super moist and tender thanks to the buttermilk. I also add in browned butter to add a rich nutty flavor to the cornbread.

Super Easy Cornbread |

If you don’t have buttermilk you can make your own using 1 cup of milk and 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice.

While I make the batter I place my pan in the oven to preheat. Adding the batter to a hot pan helps creates super crispy edges (which are my favorite part!)

The cornbread is best served warm with butter and a drizzle of honey.

Easy Cornbread |

The BEST Cornbread

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 9 servings
The BEST Cornbread made with brown butter and buttermilk for a super moist and flavorful cornbread! Serve with a drizzle of honey and butter!


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place a 8 x 8 baking dish in the oven to heat up while you are preparing the rest of your ingredients.
  2. Add butter to a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat until light brown / caramel in color. 5-10 minutes. Make sure to keep and eye on it so butter does not burn. It also helps to use a light colored saucepan for this. Allow the butter to cool while you are working on the rest of your ingredients.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. In a large bowl combine honey, buttermilk, eggs and cooled brown butter.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined (do not over mix).
  6. Remove the pan form the oven and add in 1 tablespoon of butter. Swirl the pan to coat the edges.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and place back in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out mostly clean.
  8. Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.
Nutrition Facts
The BEST Cornbread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 297 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 66mg22%
Sodium 235mg10%
Potassium 175mg5%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 410IU8%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cornbread