These sweet, buttermilk cornbread muffins are super easy to make and super tasty too. It doesn’t get any easier than this!

A person holding a cornbread muffin.

There is a man in The Stay At Home Chef house who loves cornbread, and who are we to deny him? These easy buttermilk cornbread muffins are super simple to whip up. Since they are muffin style, they are also super easy to serve! A dozen of these babies are easily devoured in our house. While you technically can use this same recipe to bake it in a 9×13 pan, we love the muffin style and know you will too.

Now, this recipe isn’t true southern cornbread because it has sugar in it. But no worries, we are west coast born and raised, and this is how we do it ’round here. We are all about the sugar in our cornbread on the west coast. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love that good southern corn bread, but these west coast corn bread muffins are our definitely our favorite!

  • To Add Sugar or Not To Add Sugar:

    There has been an ongoing debate over Southern vs. West Coast cornbread, which can essentially be defined as whether or not to add sugar. We know, there are other slight differences, but sugar is really what this fight is all about.

  • Can I make Easy Buttermilk Cornbread Muffins in a 9×13?

    Yes, you totally can. We love this recipe in muffin form, but if you prefer regular cornbread you can easily make this recipe in a 9×13. Simply double the entire recipe. Keep an eye on the time though, because this will take slightly longer to bake. Continue to bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

  • What goes well with cornbread muffins?

    We have found it a must to make cornbread whenever we eat chili. However, you don’t have to make any special meal to deserve cornbread. Treat yourself! Make these anytime! So long as you have honey butter to go with it, they are always a treat!

A half of a cornbread muffin with a pat of butter.

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Easy Buttermilk Corn Bread Muffins


1 dozen muffins

A towel lined basked filled with cornbread muffins.

Sweet, buttermilk cornbread muffins that are super easy to make and super tasty too. It doesn’t get any easier!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a muffin tin or line it with cupcake liners.
  • In a medium-sized bowl combine the melted butter with the sugar. Beat in the eggs until well blended.
  • Add in the baking soda and then slowly pour in the buttermilk while you stir.
  • Add in the cornmeal, flour, and salt and stir until well combined. Pour batter into the prepared muffin tin.
  • Bake in the 375 degree oven for about 20 minutes, until the tops start to brown.


Calories: 2670kcal | Carbohydrates: 357g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 118g | Saturated Fat: 67g | Cholesterol: 597mg | Sodium: 2907mg | Potassium: 1091mg | Fiber: 18g | Sugar: 148g | Vitamin A: 3705IU | Calcium: 371mg | Iron: 12.1mg

Orange Honey Butter

A stack of cornbread muffins.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

  • 1/2 cup butter 1 stick
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • zest of half an orange
  • juice of half an orange
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

  • Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer to whip the ingredients until well combined.