Lime-Cilantro Corn Bread with Honey Butter

Kick up your corn bread with some southwest flavorings and a hint of heat. This moist, citrusy version calls for fresh lime juice and zest. Aromatic cilantro infuses the batter and visually enlivens the bread. I like to add fresh corn kernels for texture and sweetness, white pepper and cayenne for spicy depth. Mini-corn molds make portioning easy, and will have everyone grabbing for their own ear. And don’t forget the honey butter, or you’ll miss the sweet-hot flavors that linger on your tongue… while you reach for another piece.  🙂

Ingredients

Corn Bread
1 ½ cups corn meal
¾ cup white flour
⅓ cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons dried cilantro (if you prefer fresh cilantro, use only 1 teaspoon)
¼ teaspoon cayenne
¼ teaspoon white pepper
¾ cup milk
2 eggs
¼ cup corn oil
⅓ cup honey
1 lime (1 tablespoon juice, 1 tablespoon zest)
½ cup sweet corn kernels (about 1 ear)

Honey Butter
6 tablespoons butter, softened
2 tablespoons honey
 

 
Preparation
Preheat oven to 350°. In large bowl, mix together corn meal, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cilantro, cayenne and white pepper.  In separate bowl, mix together milk and eggs. Stir milk mixture into dry ingredients. Add corn oil, honey, lime juice and lime zest, mixing in well. Stir in corn kernels.

Spoon into greased 8×8-inch pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown, or until toothpick in center comes out clean. You can also use 2 cast iron mini-corn molds, and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

To make Honey Butter, add softened butter to small bowl. Stir in honey and mix well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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11 Comments on “Lime-Cilantro Corn Bread with Honey Butter”

  1. Ruben
    June 27, 2012 at 11:42 am #

    I’d love to learn this, perfect for a hearty meal of fried chix, corn on the cob plus great gravy, yummm! Have a great foodtripping hop, my entry for this week’s FTF. Have a fab week!

    • June 27, 2012 at 2:02 pm #

      Thanks, Ruben! Just try it – the recipe is really simple.

  2. June 30, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

    Always wanted to try cornbread. I guess making it myself is probably the best way!

    • June 30, 2012 at 2:04 pm #

      Absolutely! You’ll be surprised how easy it is. Start with a basic cornbread and take it from there. Really bumps up a simple meal. Let me know how it goes!

  3. July 17, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

    I love Honey Butter, especially on homemade rolls! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    • July 17, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

      Thanks! Honey butter is especially nice when the bread has a touch of heat.

      I enjoyed your Mary Tyler Moore breakfast post! I am all about breakfast. My mom called that dish Egg in a Nest.

  4. August 7, 2012 at 11:52 am #

    Cilantro, lime and corn are one of my favorite combos!

    • August 7, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

      Me too (obviously)! If you like chicken, please try my recipe for Lime-Cilantro Roast Chicken. You can make it with corn instead of potatoes. 😉 We also like to grill corn that is slathered in lime-cilantro garlic butter.

  5. May 24, 2013 at 10:52 pm #

    Can’t wait to try ….

    • May 25, 2013 at 12:08 pm #

      Let me know what you think! We’re putting some sweet corn on the grill tomorrow. I make a mixture of butter, lime juice, cilantro and a dash of cayenne – sort of like the bread without the flour.

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