Buttermilk Cornbread Muffins

Who’s ready for Thanksgiving food?? This girl is!! Bring on the tryptophan. In the coming weeks, I’ll be posting a bunch of recipes perfect for bringing to a gathering, or for serving at your own.


When I was younger, I thought Thanksgiving food was pretty standard, but after making recipes over the years, I’ve realized the possibilities are pretty much endless. I mean think about it, there are a million different ways to brine, stuff and season a turkey. You can pretty much go your whole life eating a different tasting turkey each year.

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Speaking of turkeys, I’m kind of embarrassed to admit it, but I’ve only made one and while I was in the middle of making it, our power went out. We had to bring it to my in-laws to continue cooking and it was pretty stressful, but I had a great time buttering the skin and topping it with salt and spices. I definitely look forward to cooking more turkeys in the future.

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Now, on to our first Thanksgiving food this year… cornbread. It’s such a staple because it can be enjoyed with so many meals – BBQ, chili and turkey day grub to name a few. I’ve enjoyed it in square form, slices and muffins, and it’s always good whether it’s on the drier or fluffier side.

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If you end up making them, don’t forget to tag #marinamakeseats!

Buttermilk Cornbread Muffins

Makes 12 muffins


  • 3/4 cup of corn meal
  • 3/4 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 4 tablespoons of butter, melted, plus more for topping
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1 cup of sweet corn kernels


Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a muffin pan with muffin liners.

In a large bowl, mix the corn meal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt until combined.

In a separate medium bowl, mix the butter, sour cream, eggs, buttermilk, and honey. Mix the dry and wet ingredients until just combined and add the corn kernels, stirring to incorporate.

Using a spoon, fill each muffin liner to the top. Bake for 15 minutes, until golden brown on top and around the edges. Let them cool for five minutes before enjoying.

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