Buttery Maple Skillet Cornbread

Buttery Maple Skillet Cornbread is a moist and buttery cornbread with a golden brown, crispy crust that you can only get from a cast iron skillet.  It’s complete with roasted corn and a mild maple flavor that the whole family will love!

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I like my cornbread more than words can express.  Maybe the fact that I’ve got quite a few recipes here on the blog gave that away?  I like it healthier, like my Whole Grain Cornbread.  I like it sweet and indulgent, like my Raspberry Cornbread Loaf with Cornmeal Oat Crumble.  And I like it crisp and buttery with a mild maple flavor just. like. this.  I’ve been sitting on this recipe since late last year, and kept figuring I’d make sure I really liked it enough to share yet another cornbread recipe.  Well, after I baked it up in my cast iron skillet this time, I realized this ain’t your average cornbread, and it was high time I shared it with y’all. 🙂

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Baking things in a skillet makes me feel like I’m cooking outside over an open flame in the old west, which may explain why I suddenly started up with a drawl on you.  Sorry?  This kind of a cornbread really can do that to a person, so don’t be surprised if it happens to you. 😉

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You can definitely bake this up in a different type of pan, but cast iron just works some extra magic here.  Those extra crispy edges are worth buying a skillet if you don’t have one yet.  Last year I really discovered the joys of the cast iron skillet when I made my Cranberry Skillet Cornbread.  Like I said…it’s those edges.  So special.

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My family was hovering — or was it more like circling me like vultures? — as I photographed this cornbread.  It got a resounding A+ rating, and I loved it too.  This is the simple, easiest side dish to go along with your favorite chili, soup, or slow cooker meal.  It’s also perfect for Game Day, because we all know football is starting soon.  Just serve up a warm wedge of this cornbread, ring that bell and yell “Chow time”!  They’re gonna come a’runnin’. 🙂

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Here are some more delicious cornbread recipes for you try:

A Farmer’s Market Cornbread {Gluten-Free) by Bojon Gourmet

Boston Market Style Cornbread by Spicy Southern Kitchen

Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins by Damn Delicious

 Skillet Cornbread with Jalapeño and Chives by Food Fashion Party

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Buttery Maple Skillet Cornbread
 
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Buttery Maple Skillet Cornbread is a moist and buttery cornbread with a golden brown, crispy crust that you can only get from a cast iron skillet. It's complete with roasted corn and a mild maple flavor that the whole family will love!
Serves: 10-12 wedges
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ salt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup buttermilk (I used low fat)
  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus 1 tablespoon for the pan
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen corn (thaw first if frozen)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Melt the 1 tablespoon of butter and swirl it so that it coats the bottom of the skillet. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg, maple syrup, buttermilk, and cooled butter until combined. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and stir just until incorporated. Fold in the corn kernels. Pour into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake for 20-25 minutes on the middle rack of the oven until the cornbread is golden brown and crispy and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Serve warm and enjoy!
Notes
Recipe by Flavor the Moments.