Cornbread with Vanilla Bean Honey Butter

Whenever I make chili, rice and beans, collard greens, or just a traditional Sunday dinner cornbread is what finishes the meal and adds that special sweetness and texture. I’ll be the first to say that I am a cornbread snob and I prefer a balanced texture of fluffy and dense and this Cornbread with Vanilla Bean Honey Butter checks all the boxes for me. It’s not too sweet, very buttery, has a crispy crust, and fluffy yet dense enough to give a nice crumble.

Now let’s talk about this Vanilla Bean Honey Butter. In one word; magical. You guys already know that we love honey butter around and now the addition of vanilla bean really creates a sweet experience. Butter, honey, and vanilla bean paste is all you need to add a little butter sweetness to your cornbread, biscuits, muffins, and even toast. This is a great balance and I really hope you love it.  

Cornbread with Vanilla Bean Honey Butter

How to make Cornbread with Vanilla Bean Honey Butter

Making the Cornbread

Preheat the oven to 375° and lightly grease or spray a cast iron skillet or 8×8 pan (or pie dish) with non stick spray. In a large bow add all of the ingredients and stir everything together until completely mixed. Pour the batter into the prepared skillet or pan and bake for 20 minutes and until the cornbread is slightly golden on top.

Making the Vanilla Bean Honey Butter

Place your softened butter in a small bowl. You will want the butter to be soft enough to mix but not completely melted so I recommend taking your butter out of the refrigerator at least an hour before making. I do not recommend using margarine as we want a true butter taste and spread. Keep in mind, the butter will harden once you store it in the fridge after using. Once your butter is soft add in the honey and vanilla bean paste and stir the mixture together until it’s smooth and creamy.

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Cornbread with Vanilla Bean Honey Butter

Cornbread with Vanilla Bean Honey Butter

A deliciously, soft, and tender cornbread recipe paired with creamy vanilla bean honey butter for the ultimate sweet and buttery finish

  • Author: Jaylynn Little
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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Cornbread

1 cup all purpose flour

1 cup cornmeal

3/4 cup sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

2 eggs

1/2 cup melted butter

Pinch of salt

1 cup buttermilk

Vanilla Bean Honey Butter

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened enough to stir but not melted

1/3 cup honey

2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste

Instructions

Cornbread

  1. Preheat the oven to 375° and lightly grease or spray a cast iron skillet with non stick spray.
  2. In a large bow add all of the ingredients and stir everything together until completely mixed. Pour the batter into the prepared skillet or pan and bake for 20 minutes and until the cornbread is slightly golden on top. Butter the top with the Vanilla Bean Honey Butter (recipe below).

Vanilla Bean Honey Butter

  1. Place your softened butter in a small bowl. Add in the honey and vanilla bean paste and stir the mixture together until it’s smooth and creamy. Enjoy!

Keywords: Homemade cornbread recipe, Cornbread

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