Honey cornbread muffins

A recipe inspired by Jessica Gavin

Isn’t there something about freshly-baked honey cornbread muffins that just makes you want to smile? I’m a big fan of corn cakes with butter and honey any time of day. If you are too, try these honey cornbread muffins inspired by Jessica Gavin!

Here's a Thanksgiving recipe from Food Blogs Star Jessica Gavin!
See more from Jessica's holiday menu here.

Jessica Gavin’s Honey cornbread muffins

This recipe works well to feed a large crowd during Thanksgiving as people can just grab a muffin and dig in right away. These cornbread muffins take about 30 minutes to bake up in the oven before serving. I try to time it right so that that they are nice and warm at the dinner table.

This recipe uses baking powder in the batter to rapidly rise and bake, creating the perfect domed tops. The muffins are so delicious that your guests will devour them faster than it took to make!

Each cornbread muffin is packed with sticky sweet honey. This makes the flavor even more delicious and the cake texture moist. Honey is a humectant, which means that it attracts water and keeps the cakes from becoming too dry.

This is my go-to cornbread recipe that I’ve made countless times.

Honey cornbread muffins

Honey cornbread muffins recipe that is easy, fast and will be the perfect compliment to any feast. These golden muffins have cornmeal and sweet honey in each bite.


  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour or gluten-free flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup reduced-fat milk or whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup yellow corn kernels


Want to make these honey cornbread muffins? Get the recipe from Jessica Gavin!

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