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Homemade Corn Muffins with Honey Butter

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.


16 muffins (1/3 cup honey butter)

I turn classic corn bread muffins into something special by serving them with a honey butter. They're gone in a flash! —Suzanne McKinley, Lyons, Georgia
Homemade Corn Muffins with Honey Butter Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons honey


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the milk. Combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture just until moistened.
  2. Coat muffin cups with cooking spray; fill three-fourths full with batter. Bake at 400° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Beat butter and honey until blended; serve with warm muffins.

Nutrition Facts

1 muffin with 1 teaspoon honey butter : 198 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 285mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

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  • skmo53
    Feb 18, 2021

    Sorry, I hate honey butter on anything! Local food place put it on brisket baked potato after I asked them not to do it. Recipes for cornbread should have the honey butter as another option.

  • Colly
    Feb 18, 2021

    This is a great recipe, but the one thing I've learned after 55 years of baking is you have to let the corn meal set in the liquid for awhile before adding it to the mix. I even make it up as corn meal mush, without the salt of course, & then add it to the batter. I promise you will always have moist corn meal muffins from then on. Try it !

  • mamatrackhoe
    Jan 15, 2020

    Anyone that eats at Cracker Barrel knows that the cornbread muffins DO NOT have sugar in them. Not sweet at all. plain old cornbread.

  • TasteOfHome_Food_Editor
    Nov 5, 2019

    Hi Taraclausen, yes you can substitute the full fat ingredients if you'd like in this recipe. I don't see where it would make a big difference with the texture.

  • taraclausen
    Nov 4, 2019

    just wondering if i can use full fat milk and cream cheese.

  • newgrandma
    Feb 8, 2018

    My daughter brought me a couple of these to eat with my supper last night. They are DELICIOUS! I didn't have the honey butter but they didn't need anything on them. I will make them often.

  • Psalm127-3
    Jan 19, 2018

    sorry to post here, just finished dinner.sorry to say very dry waste of ingreds, just not good.won't be making again

  • ms11145
    Nov 12, 2017

    This is a good recipe. I only ate one tiny piece because this is definitely not low carb. Flavor is good. I'm not opposed to going back and forth between this recipe and my traditional recipe.

  • CyndiZWR
    Nov 8, 2017

    Made these the other night to go with MVP chili - delicious! Honey butter was a nice touch. Got good comments from hubby and guest. Will definitely make again.

  • oreo95
    Nov 5, 2017

    Made these last night to go with some homemade chili. They were excellent and so easy to put together. Made them exact. Next time I make them I will use less sugar, they were just a tad too sweet. Also did not make the honey butter, again because for me the sweetness would have ruined the corn muffin. Just personal preference.But will make again soon, corn muffins are a favorite!!!