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Cornbread Muffins Recipe

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 18 muffins
Calories: 186kcal
This easy honey cornbread muffin recipe is so simple to make and makes for a delicious bread side dish for any occasion. Be sure to make a double batch as they'll disappear quickly!
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  • ½ Cup Butter
  • ¼ Cup Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ Cup Self Rising Cornmeal
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • ½ TSP salt
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • ¼ Cup Cooking Oil


  • Grease a muffin tin. Preheat your oven to 375°. Make sure the oven is completely preheated before you place the cornbread muffins in the oven.
  • With a hand mixer start at low and then medium speed, beat the butter and sugar in a medium mixing bowl until creamy and thick (like you would for a cookie batter).
  • Add egg and beat on medium until well combined, but do not over mix.
  • In another bowl sift together your flour, cornmeal, and salt.
  • Add the flour and cornmeal mixture to the butter and egg mixture slowly, and when it resembles pea size crumbles, add the milk.
  • Mix until your batter is a thick but pourable consistency.
  • Add the cooking oil and honey to your batter and mix for one minute on medium. This should thin the batter out just a little bit.
  • Scoop ¼ - ½ cup of batter per muffin cup into the greased muffin tin and place in your completely pre-heated oven. The muffin cups should be no more than ⅔ full.
  • Bake for 15 minutes and check to see if it is done by placing a toothpick in the center and if it comes out clean it is done, if not bake for another five minutes and check again. The top should be a soft golden color when done. (this is a very pale cornbread batter, so it will not get very brown or yellow)


  • Grease the muffin tray well before adding the batter so that they are easily removed once baked.
  • Make sure that the oven is fully pre-heated so that they cook through evenly.
  • It's best to use a hand mixer to mix the ingredients so that you lock in as much air as possible. You can mix by hand if you don't have a mixer.


Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 193IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg