Sweet Holiday Butter Recipe: Brown Butter Skillet Cornbread

Sweet Holiday Butter Recipe: Brown Butter Skillet Cornbread

 Image of cornbread with butter and fork

Warm, buttery cornbread pairs well with many dishes year-round, but when combined with our delicious Sweet Holiday Butter, you’re in for a special treat to serve at your holiday gathering.

This easy to make cornbread from @millennialnonna is moist and flavorful, elevated with a little bit of "liquid gold" - browned butter for that extra dose of richness.

Here’s what you’ll need to create this sweet, buttery goodness for yourself:


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cups sour cream
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Sweet Holiday Butter
  • Sea salt (for garnish)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Put the cast iron skillet into the oven as it preheats.
  2. Brown butter in a saucepan on medium heat, whisking consistently. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  3. Whisk cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, sour cream, buttermilk, maple syrup, and brown sugar.
  5. Mix wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined.
  6. Pour the browned butter into the mixture and stir.
  7. Remove hot skillet and swirl around a tablespoon of butter to coat.
  8. Pour in batter and bake until golden brown, about 15 - 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center.
  9. Add a generous dollop of Sweet Holiday Butter to warm cornbread and baste the top, covering evenly.
  10. Let stand for 5 minutes, then serve each slice with a dollop of Sweet Holiday Butter and a sprinkle of flakey sea salt. Enjoy!

Photo credit: Gianluca Gerardi