Easy Southern Cornbread

Ingredients

  • 8 tbsp. (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 c. buttermilk, room temperature
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • ½ c. granulated sugar
  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 c. cornmeal
  • ¼ c. honey
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tbsp. unsalted butter, melted (for brushing)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray or lightly butter an 8×8 inch glass or metal baking pan, set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, sugar and honey. Whisk in the eggs one at a time, beating until the mixture is smooth. Add the buttermilk and mix to combine.
  • In a medium mixing bowl whisk together the flour, cornmeal, salt and baking soda. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring with a spatula until only a few lumps remain. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with the spatula to create an even layer. Allow the batter to sit for 3 minutes
  • before placing in the oven to bake.
  • Bake for 25-35 minutes or until the top is golden brown and a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean. You may need to place a piece of foil over the top at the 20 minute mark to prevent over-browning. Remove from the oven, brush the top with butter and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.

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Easy Southern Cornbread