Orange Honey Cornbread

Orange Honey Cornbread – this moist and delicious cornbread has a hint of sweetness and a subtle orange flavor and is so easy to make using a homemade mix.

Orange Honey Cornbread

I love cornbread, it is a wonderful accompaniment to all sorts of meals, it is also great as a casserole topping. Cornbread is also really easy to make from scratch, especially when you have a homemade cornbread mix on hand.

Last month, I shared my Tex Mex Chicken Casserole with Cornbread Topping and included instructions for making my homemade cornbread mix, which I used for the casserole topping. Today, I have a new recipe to share using my homemade cornbread mix, perfect for a spring brunch, this delicious Orange Honey Cornbread.


Orange Honey Cornbread

How to Make Homemade Cornbread Mix

To make a batch of homemade cornbread mix, I whisk together flour, corn meal, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl. I then transfer the mixture to an airtight container and just scoop out what I need to easily whip up homemade cornbread topping or cornbread such as this Orange Honey Cornbread.

I love adding orange flavor to baked goods such as my Orange Sunshine Mini Loaves, and thought it would go nicely in cornbread. I used both orange zest and a little orange juice in this Orange Honey Cornbread which gives it a nice subtle orange flavor. I also added honey, which gives it a hint of sweetness, and sour cream which makes for a really moist cornbread.

How to Make Orange Honey Cornbread

This Orange Honey Cornbread takes just a few minutes to prepare. I mixed together some of the homemade cornbread mix, melted butter, eggs, light sour cream, orange juice, orange zest and honey in a large mixing bowl. I then transferred the batter to a baking pan and baked it in the preheated oven for about 18-20 minutes.

The resulting Orange Honey Cornbread is so moist and delicious and is a wonderful accompaniment to all sorts of meals. I served it along with a sun-dried tomato and goat cheese frittata for brunch.

Orange Honey Cornbread

This delicious Orange Honey Cornbread is so easy to make, using a homemade cornbread mix, and is a great accompaniment to brunch or any meal. It is also wonderful for breakfast or a snack anytime.

Orange Honey Cornbread + Homemade Cornbread Mix

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

Orange Honey Cornbread + Homemade Cornbread Mix

Orange Honey Cornbread - this moist and delicious cornbread has a hint of sweetness and a subtle orange flavor and is so easy to make using a homemade mix.

Ingredients

    for the homemade cornbread mix
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 cups corn meal
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ cup sugar
    for the Orange Honey Cornbread
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups homemade cornbread mix
  • ½ stick (¼ cup) melted butter
  • ¾ cup light sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest (from about 1 orange)
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ¼ cup honey

Instructions

    for the homemade cornbread mix
  1. Add all ingredients for cornbread mix to a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
  2. Transfer mixture to a 2-quart airtight container and secure the lid. You will need 2 cups of the cornbread mix to make the Orange Honey Cornbread. Store the remaining cornbread mix for later use, see Notes.
    for the Orange Honey Cornbread
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly grease an 8-inch x 8-inch baking pan.
  2. Beat eggs in a medium sized mixing bowl.
  3. Add 2 cups of cornbread mix, melted butter, sour cream, orange zest, orange juice and honey to mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  4. Transfer mixture into prepared baking pan, spreading evenly.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until cooked through (a toothpick inserted in the middle should come out clean).

Notes

Use the remaining Homemade Cornbread Mix to make more Orange Honey Cornbread or to make cornbread topping for casseroles or to make regular cornbread or cornbread muffins.

To make regular cornbread or cornbread muffins using the Homemade Cornbread Mix, add 2 cups of the mix, ½ stick (¼ cup) melted butter, 1 cup 1% milk, 2 beaten eggs and ¼ cup honey to a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Transfer batter to a 12-cup muffin tin or 8-inch x 8-inch baking pan and place in the preheated 400°F oven. The muffins will bake for about 12-13 minutes, the cornbread will bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

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Orange Honey Cornbread - this moist and delicious cornbread has a hint of sweetness and a subtle orange flavor and is so easy to make using a homemade mix.

24 comments

  1. Erica Schwarz says:

    I could kiss you for this recipe. I have only ever used Jiffy cornbread mix but never again! I will try your homemade mix. Pinning to save 🙂

  2. Diane says:

    I love your cornbread mix recipe! I’m definitely going to make a batch to keep handy. Then I will make this orange honey cornbread. What a fresh new idea for cornbread. It never entered my head to try cornbread and orange together. It’s going to happen soon!

  3. Kelly says:

    I love cornbread with a little sweetness to it! My sister in law made something similar to this years ago and I’ve been wanting the recipe. I’m going to give this a try. Thanks! 🙂

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