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A platter of multiple cornbread muffins.

Cornbread Muffins

You will love how sweet, moist, and fluffy these Cornbread Muffins are. The perfect side dish for any meal, these muffins will disappear fast!
Course bread, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 222kcal


  • Large bowl
  • Muffin tin
  • Whisk


  • 1 ¼ cups yellow cornmeal (190g)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (120g)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • cup granulated sugar (66g)
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup whole milk (180mL)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted (113g)
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons honey


  • Preheat the oven to 400°. Lightly spray a 12-well muffin pan with cooking spray or lightly coat with softened butter.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, melted butter, eggs, and honey. Create a well in the center of the cornmeal mixture and add the milk mixture. Stir until just combined.
  • Divide the batter evenly in the prepared muffin pan (about 1/4-cup per well).
  • Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Serve warm with honey.


  • Measure the cornmeal and flour correctly! Adding too much dry ingredients to the recipe is the most common mistake, leading to a dense muffin. The best and easiest way to measure flour is by using a scale. If you don’t have one, then fluff your flour or cornmeal with a spoon, sprinkle it into your measuring cup, and use a knife to level it off.
  • The easiest way to measure honey is to spray your measuring spoon with non-stick spray. This way, the honey slides out of the measuring spoon.
  • Add some heat to these muffins by adding a handful of diced jalapeno to the batter.
  • Did you know cornmeal can go rancid? Fresh cornmeal will have a sweet smell, whereas rancid cornmeal will smell musty. Always double-check before using.
  • If your egg is cold, place it into a bowl of warm water for a couple of minutes. Doing so will quickly bring it to room temperature if you have forgotten to take it out of your fridge ahead of time.


Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 231mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 284IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1mg