Cast Iron Skillet Sweet Cornbread.

cast iron skillet sweet cornbread

sweet cornbread honey

What food is more comforting than a slice of warm cornbread?

This is my all-time favorite recipe! It’s easy to make, and results in a sweet, moist on the inside/crusty on the outside, cake-like cornbread.

It goes perfect with soup, jambalaya, and all kinds of “bean & rice” dishes.

A bit of butter & drizzled honey takes it over the top!

sweet cornbread batter

cast iron skillet cornbread

Here is the recipe: (adapted from Recipezaar, by Mike Garcia)

Sweet Cornbread
1 1/2 cup flour
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups milk
2 large eggs (lightly beaten)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons butter

• Preheat oven to 350 degrees
• Melt butter in a cast iron skillet (my skillet has an 9 inch circumference, and the bread bakes up to the brim)
• Combine flour, sugar, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl
• Mix milk, eggs, oil, and melted butter in a small bowl, stirring well, then add this to the flour mixture
• Stir just until it just comes together
• Pour into skillet
• Bake for 30-35 minutes (or until wooden pick comes out clean)
• Brush the top with extra butter (and for an extra touch of sweetness, drizzle honey onto individual slices)
Devour!

butter and honey sweet cornbread

So. Good.

P.S.
I hear that cooking with cast iron, gives your food more of the iron nutrient. Is that true? Do you believe that?

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Comments

  1. yum!! corn bread is one of my favorites, and this sounds delicious!

  2. This sounds like the best cornbread recipe! It looks so good!

  3. Marie, my goodness I’ve been meaning to try sweet cornbread for a really long time since I tried this at a potluck. My husband makes a savory version with course ground cornmeal. I have sweet tooth and would totally love this!

  4. I will make this tomorrow with chili. Thanks for the recipe. Looks absolutely delicious!

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