Vanilla Bean Skillet Cornbread & Honey Butter {gluten-free}

Soft and tender gluten-free cornbread with a crispy golden crust, speckled with flecks of vanilla bean.

  • Author: alexandra
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25-30 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minute
  • Yield: one 10 1/4" skillet cornbread 1x



Vanilla Bean Skillet Cornbread

7 1/2 ounces (1 1/4 cups) yellow cornmeal

3 1/8 ounces (3/4 cup, spoon and level) gluten-free all-purpose flour

1 3/4 ounces (1/4 cup) granulated sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean powder

4 1/2 ounces (9 tablespoons) salted butter, divided

11 1/4 ounces (1 1/3 cups) milk

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Vanilla Bean Honey Butter

4 ounces (8 tablespoons) salted butter, softened

2 tablespoons honey

heavy pinch vanilla bean powder


Vanilla Bean Skillet Cornbread

Place a 10 1/4" cast-iron skillet in oven and preheat to 425ºF.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, gluten-free flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and vanilla bean powder.

In a medium, microwave-safe bowl, melt 4 ounces (8 tablespoons) butter. Add milk, eggs, and vanilla extract and beat in until fully incorporated.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry and fold in just until evenly combined.

Remove the skillet from the oven and spread the remaining 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) butter over the entire surface. Pour batter into pan.

Reduce oven temperature to 375ºF, transfer skillet to oven, and bake for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cornbread comes out clean.

Serve warm with honey butter. Store any leftovers at room temperature covered with aluminum foil.

Vanilla Bean Honey Butter

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, or using a bowl and handheld electric mixer, beat the butter until light and fluffy. Add honey and vanilla bean and continue to beat until fully incorporated.


Cornbread recipe lightly adapted from Dish by Dish