Southern Smokey Bacon and Honey Cornbread

Terry Appa


Some of my best memories was spending time with family around the supper table.. There was always plenty of food and cornbread was a staple for dinner and supper. Leftovers became a treat for the kids with homemade jams or a slice of fresh tomato right off the vine. The recipe varied from family to family.. This recipe is from my mom Nellie.. always a Sunday treat.


★★★★☆ 2 votes

6 to 8
30 Min
25 Min


  • 1 c
    yellow meal ( any brand )
  • 2 c
  • 10 slice
    bacon ( cooked and crumbled )
  • 1 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 2 1/2 c
    fresh or frozen corn kernels ( chopped finely )
  • 2 Tbsp
    bacon fat

How to Make Southern Smokey Bacon and Honey Cornbread


  1. The night before baking the cornbread, soak cornmeal in the buttermilk. I cover and leave it at room temperature overnight.
  2. The next day, I cook, drain, and crumble the cooled bacon saving the bacon fat to season my pan.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Sift flour,baking powder,baking soda, and salt into bowl. Stir in white and brown sugars getting rid of any lumps from brown sugar.
  4. In a small bowl dissolve the honey in the warm melted butter then add the slightly beaten eggs add to the soaked cornmeal.
  5. Add wet mixture to dry mixture and stir in corn stir until combined and batter is smooth.
  6. I use a 10 in. iron skillet or a 13x9 in baking dish. add the bacon fat and place in your preheated oven a couple of mins until it has melted and pan is hot.. Pour batter in center of hot pan, make sure batter is even in corners, sprinkle bacon evenly over batter pressing gently into the batter. Bake 30 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean in the center. I allow bread to cool about 20 mins before slicing. Enjoy.. :)

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About Southern Smokey Bacon and Honey Cornbread

Course/Dish: Savory Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #cornbread

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