Honey-Buttermilk Skillet Cornbread

7 Ratings
Recipe courtesy ofDamaris Phillips

Total: 50 min Cook: 15 min

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Level: Easy



  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour 
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder 
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1 cup buttermilk, at room temperature 
  • 1/2 cup honey 
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature 
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted
  • Butter or milk, for serving, optional 


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Put a 10-inch cast-iron skillet in the oven and allow to heat until very hot, about 8 minutes.

  • Whisk the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a large bowl. Whisk the buttermilk, honey, eggs and 6 tablespoons of the butter in a second bowl. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet. Fold to combine.

  • Carefully remove the hot skillet from the oven, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and pour in the batter. Return the skillet to the oven and bake until golden with a crisp crust, 30 to 35 minutes.

  • Enjoy immediately slathered with butter, or for breakfast covered with sweet milk!

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7 Ratings

I haven't made this recipe yet but plan to try it soon. I loved the segment on cornbread! As a born and bred child of the South, I already knew how to use a cast iron pan to create a crisp crust but I really appreciated hearing Bobby acknowledge learning from traditional cooks (like me!).  <div><br /></div><div>I paused the TV and called my grandchildren into the room when Damaris started breaking up her cornbread into a glass because I knew what was about to happen! Then she went and poured milk over it! LOL, I grew up in NC where we prefer to use buttermilk but we've been known to use "sweet" (regular) milk occasionally if that's all we had on hand! Unfortunately, younger generations (my children and grandchildren) refuse to even try it. They think I'm the only person on earth who ever ate cornbread and buttermilk so my grandson said "Look grandma, there is someone else who does that!". Thank you for the vindication Damaris! </div> See All Reviews Post Review

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