Homestead Honey Cornbread

To put it mildly, my hubby is a cornbread fanatic. He enjoys, no, loves a good piece of cornbread. I have gone through many trials and errors trying to provide him with his “holy grail” of cornbread and finally I have come up with a recipe that fits the bill! Finally, a cornbread he can’t immediately find fault with. No more tinkering with the recipe every time I make it, what a relief!


  • 2 cups fresh milled yellow cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ΒΌ cup milk
  • 6 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 tablespoon lard
  • ΒΌ cup honey

Start by preheating your oven to 400 F. Put your 9-10” cast iron skillet in the oven to warm up while the oven preheats. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl. Blend in the eggs, milk, butter and lard, leaving the honey for last. Carefully remove your skillet from the oven and pour the batter into your cast iron skillet. Place the skillet back in the oven on the middle rack. Bake the cornbread for about 20 minutes or till a toothpick comes out clean. Let the cornbread rest before serving.

I hope you enjoy this cornbread as much as my hubby does!

** For a printable version of this recipe, visit the Grain Mill Wagon. I provided this recipe as part of their blogger challenge.**

16 thoughts on “Homestead Honey Cornbread

    1. Angela we get ours in a "health food all natural" kind of store in the town about 30 minutes away. You could also probably order online I would thing. You can buy anything online these days!

  1. Yum for sure … We don't have an milled cornmeal so packaged will do .. But one must always bake cornbread in a cast iron skillet for sure ! at least IMHO !LOL then honey is another necessity ! for sure .. Or real Maple syrup .. YUM!!

  2. Cornbread is one of those things I love and rarely make. I'm not sure why. I'll have to Pin this so I remember it next time I'm menu planning! πŸ™‚

  3. The Thanksgiving before last I tried making a great cornbread recipe I found – including homemade creamed corn – it was a disaster! I was embarrassed! I will have to give this one a try, it sounds like your husband is a good taste tester. I checked out your Tri-Chip Cookie Bars to Die For as well and they look scrumptious as well.
    I stopped over from Share Your Stuff Tuesdays to check out your yummy recipes and invite you to share your talents with my new link party The Yuck Stops Here. It will be open until this Friday evening, April, 4th and will open again next Monday evening at 8pm EST. Stop by to link up! HUGS

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