Sweet Cornbread Muffins With Citrus Honey Butter

When it comes to muffins, these are the tops! They’re the perfect side to a main course, soup or salad. Served with citrus honey butter, they’re almost dessert! Sweet.

Sweet cornbread muffins with citrus honey butter wide enlarged

: 12 muffins (1 serving = 1 muffin)


  • 1 cup cornmeal 
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 egg, beaten 
  • 1 cup milk 
  • ½ stick unsalted butter, melted 
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract  
  • Honey Butter:
  • 2 tablespoons honey 
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ teaspoon orange zest
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon orange extract 

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories 139 cal
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 27 mg
Sodium 177 mg
Carbohydrates 20 g
Protein 3 g
Phosphorus 64 mg
Potassium 84 mg
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Calcium 31 mg


Preheat oven to 400° F.

  1. In a large bowl, beat egg, milk and butter together until mixed well.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix flour, cornmeal and baking soda, then fold into liquid ingredients until smooth. Be sure not to overbeat.
  3. Line muffin tins with muffin liner, fill each cup ¾ full and bake for 15–20 minutes on middle rack.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk honey butter ingredients until blended; spread on top of cornbread muffins or serve honey butter on the side.

TIP: Make into mini muffins and serve with soup or salad.