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Whole Grain Cornbread

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths-Bless This Mess
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 8


This 100% Whole Grain Cornbread recipe is made with real butter and sweetened with honey. It takes about 5 minutes to make and is a delicious whole grain version of old-fashioned cornbread.


  • 2 cups Cornmeal
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (finely ground and sifted white whole wheat berries if grinding your own)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.Grease a 9-inch cast iron skillet or 9x9 inch baking dish and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl whisk together the buttermilk, honey, eggs, and melted butter. Add all of the dry ingredients to the wet and stir quickly just until a thick batter comes together. Don't over mix.
  3. Add the batter to the prepared pan, spread it around evenly, and then bake in the hot oven until the top is golden brown and a tooth pick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve warm.


Store any leftovers in an airtight container.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Baking
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: whole grain baking, whole grain cornbread recipe, easy cornbread recipe, whole wheat cornbread, healthy cornbread