Homemade Cornbread with Maple Butter Topping {Sweet and Savory Cornbread}

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  • Crispy homemade cornbread topped with an incredible maple butter an easy sweet and savory cornbread Thanksgiving side dish that everyone will love!

    Crispy homemade cornbread topped with an incredible maple butter an easy sweet and savory cornbread Thanksgiving side dish that everyone will love!

    Homemade Cornbread With Maple Butter

    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 hangry 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.

    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.

    Where Can I Find the Homemade Cornbread With Maple Butter Recipe?

    Below you can find all of my favorite tips and tricks, essential cooking info, and similar recipe ideas relating to the recipe. If you’d rather get right to the point and skip all of that you can go straight to this sweet and savory cornbread recipe. Simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.

    homemade sweet and savory cornbread recipe with maple butter

    How To Make The Best Sweet and Savory Cornbread

    There is 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 incredibly sweet and savory flavor that I have never experienced before.

    You can 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

    Homemade Corn Bread- More than just a Thanksgiving Dish

    As I mentioned before, I first tried this cornbread during a casual lunch. That means this dish by no means needs to be confined to just one holiday. You can make it for any occasion, and it will always be a crowd pleaser.

    You can also cut the recipe in half and it makes for the perfect weeknight side dish. I love pairing this with my 10-minute easy chili on cold nights because there’s nothing better than a hot bowl of chili and some cornbread to warm you up. Cap the night off with a warm cup of Bourbon Spiked Apple Cider by the fire, and you’ll have yourself the perfect night in.

    Visit the links before for more incredible Thanksgiving side dishes!

    Can you ever have too many options when it comes to Thanksgiving sides? I’m pretty sure the answer is always no, so why not stock up on as many recipes as you can? Here are a few recipes that will surely stand out in the Thanksgiving table.

    Apple Walnut Cranberry Sauce

    Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

    Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole  

    Herb and Garlic Roasted Carrots  

    Smashed Sweet Potatoes

    Bacon Green Beans

    Pumpkin & Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes 

    homemade cornbread recipe with maple butter

    An Amazing Homemade Cornbread Recipe You Won’t Want to Miss!

    Sweet, meets savory in the delicious cornbread recipe, and it’s simply to die for! Once you make it, you’ll never want to make cornbread any other way. I can’t wait to be able to pass this recipe down to my girls as they get older, and I hope you do the same.

    I look forward to hearing what you all think because I know you’re going to love it as my as I do! Be sure to drop a comment below, I love getting your feedback.

    Homemade Cornbread with Maple Butter {Sweet and Savory Cornbread}

    Crispy homemade cornbread topped with an incredible maple butter an easy sweet and savory cornbread Thanksgiving side dish that everyone will love!

    Course Side Dish
    Keyword easy recipe, easy side, fall, thanksgiving, winter
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 23 minutes
    Total Time 33 minutes
    Servings 12
    Author Julie Blanner


    • 1 1/4 c cornmeal
    • 3/4 c flour
    • 1/4 c sugar
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp baking soda
    • 1/3 c whole milk
    • 1 c buttermilk
    • 2 eggs
    • 8 Tbsp butter melted
    • 3 thick slices of bacon
    • green onion
    • black pepper {or maple pepper}
    • 1/8 c maple syrup
    • 8 Tbsp butter melted


    1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Warm a casserole dish or cast iron skillet in the oven while preparing the batter.
    2. Combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Blend in milk, buttermilk, eggs and 7 Tbsp butter.
    3. Remove hot dish from oven and coat with 1 Tbsp butter. Reduce oven to 375 degrees.
    4. Pour batter into the skillet and bake 23 minutes. Broil 1 minute for an extra crispy top!
    5. In a skillet over medium heat, lightly cook bacon. Add fresh cracked pepper, maple syrup, and 8 Tbsp butter and pour over warm cornbread and garnish with green onion {so delicious!} to serve warm.

    Recipe Notes

     If you half the recipe it's the perfect amount to make for family dinner night. 

    Nutrition Facts
    Homemade Cornbread with Maple Butter {Sweet and Savory Cornbread}
    Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
    Calories 0
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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