Browned Butter & Honey Cornbread

Didi Dalaba


I've always added corn whether it be cream of corn or regular corn to my cornbread, and have always added honey... this time I added browned butter. Oh my heaven's!!
The nutty taste of the browned butter coupled with the sweetness of the honey and the slight crunch of corn?? Well, you will have them waiting at the kitchen door from the moment they see you getting the packaged mix out. That's right... simplicity as it's best, without any sacrifice of flavor!!

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15 Min


25 Min


1 pkg
corn muffin mix (i used jiffy 8.5oz)
1 stick
(1/2) butter *i used unsalted*
1/2 c
3/4 c
corn *i used frozen*
of salt, can omit if using salted butter

Directions Step-By-Step

Using a medium bowl, prepare corn bread mix according to directions on package. Set aside.
In a small saute pan over low-medium heat, melt your butter and brown it. How do you brown butter? Once you melt the butter continue cooking it for about 1 minute. You will see first see the bubbles increasing, stir a couple of time, the bubbles should decrease, and you will begin to smell a hint of nuttiness. Pull it off the heat "immediately" and transfer into a small bowl. Butter browns easily but can burn even faster.
Let it cool for a half a minute. Using same skillet, pour the butter back in but reserve 2 tbsp for later basting.
Add in the corn, cook for about 1 minute till starting to soften, then pour in your honey.
Add corn honey mixture to you prepared cornbread batter and incorporate thoroughly.
Preheat oven according to package directions. Grease a 9 x 9 pan and pour cornbread mixture in.
Bake according to instructions on package and add 1-2 minutes. There are ingredients in the mix so it will take just a bit longer to become nice and golden crisp ontop. Check for doneness.

When you pull out of oven, immediately baste with reserved butter.
The hard part, waiting a couple of minutes before cutting into it. Make sure you have a billy stick with you to fight off the throng of would be corn bread snatchers prior to cooling!! :-)
Cut into, and take your first bite... you will be smiling from ear to ear. Sweet, nutty heaven!!

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