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Homemade Cornbread with Maple Butter Topping

Every now and then, I just love a piece of cornbread. Last weekend we visited one of our favorite lake destinations, Big Cedar Lodge, for lunch. We wandered the property decorated for fall enjoying the views and the leaves blowing in the gentle breeze. By the time we ordered lunch, I was getting a little angry and my eyes were bigger than my stomach. I talked Chris into ordering a couple things with me so that we could share. We enjoyed homemade cornbread with maple butter until the last crumble, leaving the cheeseburger behind.

homemade cornbread recipe with maple butter

I am an extremely picky cornbread eater – it has to be just perfect. Slightly crunchy on the outside, soft and moist on the inside and loaded with butter. But this, well, this was better.

homemade cornbread recipe with maple butter

There was something different about this homemade cornbread – it’s maple butter topping! Poured over the hot bread, the maple butter seeped into the bread giving it an incredible sweet and savory flavor that I have never experienced before. I thought our holiday recipe series was the perfect excuse to recreate this delicious homemade cornbread.

homemade cornbread recipe with maple butter

You can even make this cornbread with maple butter like you do poke breads to encourage the butter to melt into the bread. I adapted the cast iron skillet cornbread recipe and broiled it for a minute at the end to get the crispy cornbread crust I’ve come to love!

homemade cornbread recipe with maple butter

Sweet, meet savory.

Homemade Cornbread with Maple Butter

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 23 mins Total Time 33 mins
Serves 12




Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Warm a casserole dish or cast iron skillet in the oven while preparing the batter.

Combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Blend in milk, buttermilk, eggs and 7 Tbsp butter.

Remove hot dish from oven and coat with 1 Tbsp butter. Reduce oven to 375 degrees.

Pour batter into the skillet and bake 23 minutes. Broil 1 minute for an extra crispy top!

In a skillet over medium heat, lightly cook bacon. Add fresh cracked pepper, maple syrup, and butter and pour over warm cornbread and garnish with green onion {so delicious!} to serve warm.

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9 comments on “Homemade Cornbread with Maple Butter Topping”

  1. Looks delicious! I do love cornbread. Gorgeous pictures as always.

  2. Sounds incredible – I can’t wait to try it!

  3. That looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I’ll have to give it a try 🙂

  4. Mmmm, the maple butter sounds delectable!! If you like your cornbread crunchy heating your iron skillet in the oven with oil first is the way to go!! Haha, says the southern girl. 😉

    • That works great as well – I wanted to offer an option for those who don’t own a cast iron skillet and my ceramic does just as well with butter in the oven. Crunchy cornbread is the best, isn’t it?

  5. I love your blog,I’m doing the cornbread today. I have a new email address and canceling my old one how can I add my new?


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