Sweet Potato Skillet Cornbread with Maple Bourbon Butter


Sweet Potato Cornbread:

8 ounce sweet potato
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup ground cornmeal
1/2 tbsp kosher salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Dash ground nutmeg
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp melted butter

Bourbon Maple Butter:

4 oz unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 tbsp bourbon
3 tbsp maple syrup


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place a cast iron skillet in the oven while it is preheating.

2. With a fork, poke holes into the sweet potato on all sides, a total of 10 times. Microwave on a plate on high for 5 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking. Let the sweet potato sit for 3 minutes before cutting it in half. Remove the skin. Mash the cooked potato with a fork and set aside. 

3. In a large bowl, mix sugar, flour, cornmeal, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg with a large whisk, making sure all the dry ingredients are thoroughly mixed together. Set aside.

4. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, sweet potato baby food, mayonnaise,  and vanilla. 

5. Pour the wet ingredients in with the dry ingredients. Gently mix the ingredients with a wooden spoon or plastic spatula. Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl so all of the dry ingredients have been mixed in. 

6.  Once the oven is set to the correct temperature, remove the cast iron from the oven. Spread the melted butter into the cast iron, then pour in the cornbread mixture. Spread the cornbread mixture evenly in the pan with a spoon or spatula.

7. Bake for 25-28 minutes, or until a knife or toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the cornbread. 

8.  Let the cornbread rest for 5 minutes before serving. Cut and serve with maple bourbon butter!

Bourbon Maple Butter:

1. Place the room temperature butter into a small bowl. With an electric hand mixer, whip the butter in high for 30 seconds, or until smooth.

2. While the mixer is still on, slowly pour in the maple syrup, then the bourbon. Continue whisking on high for 30 more seconds. 

3. Can be used immediately, or stored in an airtight container in the fridge.


Sweet Potato Skillet Cornbread with Maple Bourbon Butter Sweet Potato Skillet Cornbread with Maple Bourbon Butter Reviewed by special recipes on March 18, 2024 Rating: 5

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