Brown Butter and Honey Skillet Cornbread Recipe

Brown Butter and Honey Skillet Cornbread Recipe

How To Make Brown Butter and Honey Skillet Cornbread

Baked in a skillet, this flavorful cornbread is studded with bell pepper, jalapenos, corn, and cheese, with perfectly crisp edges.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • ½cupbutter,1 stick, unsalted
  • cupsmedium grind cornmeal,preferably stone ground
  • cupswhite whole wheat flour,or regular whole wheat flour or flour of choice
  • 1tbspkosher salt,or 2 tsp regular salt
  • 2tspbaking powder
  • ½tspbaking soda
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • ½cupJack cheese,or cheddar cheese, shredded, divided, use 1 cup for a cheesy cornbread
  • cupsbuttermilk,or 1 cup of plain yogurt mixed with ½ cup water
  • ½cuphoney
  • 3large eggs
  • 1large corn on the cob,shucked to yield about ¾ to 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1red bell pepper,or orange bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2medium jalapeños,ribs removed and finely chopped


  1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees F with a rack in the middle of the oven.

  2. Place the stick of butter in a 10- to 12-inch cast-iron skillet or 9-inch square baking dish and place in the oven to melt for the next 5 to 10 minutes.

  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and black pepper. Stir in about half of the cheese.

  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, honey, and eggs until smooth. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until moistened through.

  5. When the butter is melted and golden brown but not burnt, carefully remove the sizzling skillet from the oven and swirl to coat with butter. Add the corn kernels and chopped peppers to the skillet, stir and let them sizzle for about 30 seconds.

  6. Pour the entire contents of the pan into the batter and stir just until incorporated.

  7. Pour the batter into the hot skillet or baking pan. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.

  8. Return the skillet to the oven and bake for 25 to 35 minutes until the bread is brown around the edges, springy to the touch and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean with just a few crumbs.

  9. Invert the bread onto a wire rack to cool. Slice into squares or wedges. Serve with more butter, preferably salted, on the side.


  • Calories: 300.40kcal
  • Fat: 11.73g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.62g
  • Trans Fat: 0.32g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.18g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.00g
  • Carbohydrates: 43.04g
  • Fiber: 3.01g
  • Sugar: 14.78g
  • Protein: 7.98g
  • Cholesterol: 72.96mg
  • Sodium: 307.80mg
  • Calcium: 151.85mg
  • Potassium: 224.13mg
  • Iron: 1.97mg
  • Vitamin A: 120.04µg
  • Vitamin C: 16.62mg
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