Skillet Honey Cornbread

Skillet honey cornbread in skillet pin

Here is what you will need to whip up a batch:

1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup whole milk
2 large eggs
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup honey

Although I wish that I had a hand me down skillet, or one that I picked up at estate sale, I bought my skillet on Amazon with prime free shipping (which was a big bonus since those things are so heavy AND I currently live in Puerto Rico so shipping is EXPENSIVE!!) Whatever skillet you have, with a little work, elbow grease, you can get it up to condition to make the perfect skillet cornbread.

Seasoned Skillet From Amazon Prime

Make sure that you are starting off will a well maintained skillet that is free from rust and well seasoned. If you don’t know if your skillet is seasoned or if you need to re-season your check out this tutorial. After you have your pan seasoned, proceed with the directions bellow.

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Start out with your wet ingredients in one bowl (milk, eggs, butter and honey) lightly whisk them together to break up the eggs and to dissolve the honey, set aside.

Skillet Honey Cornbread wet ingredients

Mix your dry ingredients together in a separate bowl (cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar and salt) set aside.

Now it is time to pre-heat your skillet.  put your tablespoon of butter (or enough to cover the bottom of your pan when melted) in your skillet and put it in the oven for approximately 5 minutes. You could also use vegetable oil but I prefer the taste of butter. Move on to the next step while you are waiting for the skillet to heat up.

Preheating skillet and melting butter

Add your wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir with a spatula until just mixed. There might be a few lumps but that is ok.

Skillet Honey corn bread batter a few lumps are ok

Very carefully, remove the hot skillet with the butter from the oven, add your batter to the pan and return it to the oven on a center rack. Bake 15-20 minutes. Cornbread is done when it springs back from being touched in the middle and the edges are starting to turn golden brown.

Skillet Honey Cornbread in skillet sliced

We enjoyed our Skillet cornbread with a bowl of chili, what is your favorite way to enjoy cornbread?

Skillet Honey Cornbread
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 8-10
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • ¼ cup honey
  1. Pre heat oven to 40
  2. Mix wet ingredients together in bowl, lightly whisk to incorporate eggs
  3. mix dry ingredients in separate bowl
  4. preheat skillet in oven for 5 minutes with 1 tsp of butter
  5. Mix wet and dry ingredients together
  6. pour into hot skillet and return to the oven
  7. bake 25 minutes

Skillet honey cornbread slice

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  1. My Mom is Texan, and per her (and Grandma of course) cornbread can only be made in a cast iron skillet. She has bad arthritis so lifting a heavy cast iron skillet in and out of the oven was hard for her, so she bought a small one with a handle on both sides so she could manage it, ha ha!

  2. I can’t find my skillet…weird I know, but gonna buy me a new one and “season” it and then I’ll be trying this recipe.

    Will be pinning it!!

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love making cornbread in my cast iron! I just started making it that way this past winter because I didn’t have a cast iron skillet before. I’m never making it any other way!

    • Ashley says:

      Sharon, me too!! My mom always made it this way when I was growing up and it just isn’t the same any other way! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I have a skillet ready to go to make this cornbread for my family! They are going to love it {especially my always starving boy children}!

    I would love for you to share your recipe on our Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! join us each Saturday morning at 8:00 am EST. Hope to see you tomorrow!

    ~ Ashley

    • Ashley says:

      Thanks for coming by Ashley! Hope you guys enjoy the cornbread! Let me know how it torts out. I did stop by and post my recipe on your link up, thanks for the invite!

  5. I love love cornbread! and this cornbread looks so good! love the touch of honey for sweetness and it being made in the skillet!

  6. Ashley says:

    Cathy, It is pretty good and it isn’t too sweet, just enough. :)

  7. Hi Ashley, found you on the Decorating Chica.

    I’ve never made cornbread before, but I think it’s time I did!
    Your recipe looks good!


  8. I love cornbread! I really ought to buy a proper cast iron skillet… Thanks for sharing this recipe at Good Food Friday!

    • Ashley says:

      Shareba, A cast iron skillet is SO versatile! If you get one it is great for a tons of dishes, I use mine every morning to cook my bacon and eggs :)

  9. I’d love it if you would share your recipes on this week’s The Yuck Stops Here link party, a linkup of delicious recipes that starts tomorrow (Tuesday, May 6th) and ends Sunday evening at 8pm ET! You can find us at Hope to see you there! HUGS

  10. I have been meaning to get a skillet just for corn bread!

  11. I need a new cast iron skillet (someone ruined it….dh) :-( I so miss it. This looks so yummy. Thanks again for sharing another great recipe on Merry Monday.

  12. Joy @ Yesterfood says:

    Oh, goodness, I love baking in cast iron and I love cornbread, so I am enjoying this!! I’m so glad you brought it to Treasure Box Tuesday- I’m sharing on Facebook today! :)

  13. I just love corn bread and making it in cast iron always seems to make it better! Thank you for sharing with us at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  14. Oh my! This looks so delicious! Pinned! Thanks again, for sharing at our party. Lou Lou Girls

  15. I’ve never had cornbread cooked in a skillet before. Clearly I’m missing out. This looks delicious. Thank you for sharing!!

  16. Vicki says:

    What size skillet did you use?

    • Ashley says:

      Vicki, my skillet is 10 1/4 inches. It is one of lodge logic’s standard sizes and it is a great size for just about everything. I use it several times a day and keep one in my RV as well as one in my kitchen. It retails for $25 on lodge logic’s website but I think I bought mine on amazon (and it shipped free with my prime membership!!)


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