Honey Cornbread Muffins

Cornbread muffins made with REAL corn! You read that right-real corn baked right in! :) Split open one of these amazing muffins and just check out all those kernels! The  corn and corn meal combine to make the ultimate cornbread muffins! The other night I made some three bean vegetarian chili and I usually make my favorite corn bread recipe for this soup, but I was wanting to try a muffin recipe. I was searching for a new recipe on allrecipes.com and came across this amazing recipe. It had many high ratings, rave reviews, and real corn! The original recipe called for frozen corn, but having none on hand, I used a whole can of corn. Let me just say-oh my goodness, these are awesome! To make these even more addicting, serve with honey butter or maple pecan butter.

Honey Cornbread Muffins

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  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 can whole kernel sweet corn, drained


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease or line 12 muffin cups.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream together butter, sugar until light and fluffy, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add honey, eggs and salt.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together flour, cornmeal and baking powder. Mix into butter mixture. Stir in milk and corn. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.

Source: adapted from allrecipes

18 Responses to “Honey Cornbread Muffins”

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    Apicius' Apprentice — November 21, 2010 @ 12:50 pm

    I can’t wait to try this recipe! I love that its got honey and corn in it as well! Thank you for posting :)

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    Kristi Rimkus — November 21, 2010 @ 11:34 pm

    Perfect picture! The recipe looks great too. I have frozen corn from my csa that would work perfectly in this dish.

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    A Bowl Of Mush — November 22, 2010 @ 10:34 am

    These look so delicious!! Happy Thanksgiving!

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    Medifast Coupons — November 22, 2010 @ 11:42 am

    I bet these cornbread muffins are good, they look really good. I am thinking fresh out of the oven slathered in butter!!!

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    Jane — November 22, 2010 @ 9:34 pm

    could you use frozen corn in this recipe?

    • Christina replied: — November 22nd, 2010 @ 9:48 pm

      Yep….either frozen or canned corn will work! :)

      • Jane replied: — November 23rd, 2010 @ 9:23 pm

        should I defrost them first?

    • Christina replied: — November 24th, 2010 @ 12:54 pm

      I would thaw the frozen corn before using it. I have also made these before without the corn kernels and they were still great! :)

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    Olivia — March 24, 2011 @ 3:41 am

    BEST cornbread muffin recipe I have tried yet! so glad I stumbled on this, thanks so much, keep up the good work!

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    lilian — June 22, 2011 @ 3:56 pm

    Hi, love to try this out. When you mention ‘In a small bowl whisk together flour, cornmeal and baking powder. Mix into butter mixture. Stir in milk and corn’ does this mean that you are u still using the stand mixer with the paddle to mix the flour, cornmeal and baking powder mixture in alternating with the milk or are u doing this by hand with a whisk? Of course, the corn must be mixed in using a hand whisk order to get the yummy corn kernels and not with the stand mixer. Just wanted to confirm that’s all. Thanks.

    • Christina replied: — July 2nd, 2011 @ 5:10 pm

      Use the stand mixer to beat together the butter, sugar, honey, eggs and salt. Then use a whisk or wooden spoon to mix flour mixture, milk and corn into the butter mixture. Let me know how they turn out for you! :)

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    canstopbaking — January 8, 2012 @ 3:06 pm

    I make these all the time and my kids LOVE them for snacks. Would it be alright with you if I use this recipe with proper credits for my blog post tomorrow?

    • Christina replied: — January 10th, 2012 @ 8:10 pm

      I am so glad that you enjoyed them! Of course you can post it on your blog! :)

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    Amina — January 22, 2014 @ 2:03 pm

    HI Christina,
    A couple of hours ago, i came across this wonderful recipe and i gave it a try…cannot thank you enough. It is the best cornbread muffin i have ever made or had:)
    Good luck with everything you do..God bless:)

    • Christina replied: — January 23rd, 2014 @ 3:56 pm

      I’s so happy to hear that you enjoyed the cornbread muffins so much! They are definitely a favorite in our house! :) Thanks so much for letting me know how they turned out for you!

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