A piece of homemade buttermilk cornbread topped with butter and dripping with honey.


  • Author: Serene
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 9 1x
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: American


EASY Buttermilk Cornbread. This tender, lightly sweetened, cornbread is made rich and flavorful thanks to using buttermilk and a little bit of honey. Enjoy this as the perfect side dish to all your meals!



  • 1 cup cornmeal 
  • 1 cup all purpose flour 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup melted butter (unsalted)
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey 
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk*


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 8×8 square non stick baking dish with baking spray. Set aside. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the cornmeal, all purpose flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Whisk together. 
  3. In a medium size mixing bowl add the melted butter (should be melted but cooled to room temperature, don’t use while still hot). Whisk with the light brown sugar until combined. 
  4. Pour in the honey and whisk together. 
  5. Whisk in the egg. And whisk while pouring in the buttermilk, until completely combined. 
  6. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir together. 
  7. Pour the cornbread mixture into the baking dish. 
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes until completely baked in the center. Test by using a toothpick, it should come out clean once completely baked. 


*If you don’t have buttermilk on hand you can measure out 1 scant cup of milk (meaning 1 cup minus 1 tablespoon) stir in 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice. Let sit for a couple minutes and use as buttermilk. 


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 294
  • Fat: 11 g
  • Carbohydrates: 45 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 48 mg

Keywords: cornbread