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Healthy Honey Cornbread Muffins

Healthy Honey Cornbread Muffins

These Healthy Honey Cornbread Muffins are a great alternative to regular cornbread! They are simple to make, full of healthy ingredients, and low in calories. They are sweetened with honey, and Greek yogurt replaces oil! These muffins are slightly sweet, moist, and perfect served with soups, stews, and chili!

Cornbread is a very classic cold-weather dish. Living in Michigan, we had months of cold weather, so I remember my mom and sisters using the Jiffy corn muffins mix, whenever we were having a pot of chili for dinner. I still love the flavor of jiffy, so I try to make this healthier version similar to that. They are the perfect portion size, and they make much less mess. I always make these muffins when I make my favorite batch of Healthy Crock-Pot Turkey Chili. It’s the perfect meal combo!

Healthy Honey Cornbread Muffins

Healthy Honey Cornbread Muffins Ingredients

The ingredients for these muffins are so simple and are mostly pantry staples! Which makes them perfect to throw together for a quick side dish. Here is the full list of twhat you will need.

Ingredient Substitutions

Here are a few easy substitutions in case certain ingredients aren’t to your liking, or you just don’t have them on hand! The almond milk you can replace with oat milk, coconut milk, or plain dairy milk. Honey can be switched out for natural maple syrup or agave. Also, the greek yogurt can be replaced with unsweetened applesauce for the same result.

Recipe Equipment

The tools you will need for this recipe are simple and don’t require much cleanup! I always use my Wilton 12-Cup Muffin Tin because it’s easy to clean, and makes the best muffins.

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Healthy Honey Cornbread Muffins

These Healthy Honey Cornbread Muffins are a wonderful quick side dish for soup, stews, and Chili! They are slightly sweet, filled with healthy ingredients, and delicious!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Course Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 96 kcal


  • Large and medium mixing bowls
  • Measuring Cups
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Muffin Tin


  • 1 Cup Yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 Cup Whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 Cup Unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Fine sea salt
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 2 Tbsp Raw honey plus extra for drizzling on top
  • 1 1/4 Cup Unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp Greek yogurt


  • Preheat oven to 375° F. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick baking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl add the cornmeal, flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine.
  • In a medium mixing bowl add the egg, honey, Greek yogurt, and almond milk. Whisk to mix ingredients.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk until smooth. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula to make sure it’s completely combined.
  • Using a measuring cup, pour the batter into a muffin tin equally, about 1/2 of the way full each.
  • Bake for 12 minutes, or insert a toothpick into the center, and if it comes out clean they are done.
  • Let the muffins cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack or plate to finish cooling. Or serve immediately.
  • Optionally drizzle the muffins with a little bit of honey!


  • The recipe makes 12 regular sized muffins.
  • Keep the muffins in a plastic bag or container in the fridge for 3-4 days.
  • The muffins can be frozen for up to 3 months. Place in two zip-top freezer bags and put them into the freezer. Defrost them on the counter when you’re ready to use them.
Keyword Cornbread, Cornbread Muffins, Healthy Cornbread, Healthy Cornbread Muffins, Healthy Side Dish

22 thoughts on “Healthy Honey Cornbread Muffins”

  1. 5 stars
    love how its low in calories! I can totally enjoy making this with substitution to egg and honey, as I can’t eat them… thank you for this recipe 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    You’ve made brilliant substitutions in this healthy cornbread muffin recipe! I love it. I’ll make one additional easy sub to make it gluten free too (measure for measure GF flour). Thank you for this updated classic recipe!

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