Honey Cornmeal Rolls - The Southern Lady Cooks

Honey cornmeal rolls are simple and delicious. They come together quickly and have always been a hit for us. I’ve made these rolls as appetizers and served them with country ham, and I’ve also made them larger to serve with a meal. The honey and the cornmeal add a taste and a texture that is a bit different than other fluffy dinner rolls. It’s so good!

These particular rolls are made with yeast. Some people are intimidated by yeast…..but don’t be. 😉 I get it, but the more you work with it, the more you know; it’s pretty simple. However, here is a roll that doesn’t use yeast and is very popular.

Ingredients for Honey Cornmeal Rolls

Warm water

Package of instant yeast

Boiling water


Ground cornmeal

Butter, melted

Kosher salt

All-purpose flour


Recipe Notes:

  • You can see from the photos that we made them smaller to use for appetizers. You can certainly make them larger. If you do, be sure and adjust your baking time.
  • Remember, all oven temps vary. Be sure and always watch what you are baking. Some ovens will require you to bake longer and while some will require you to bake less.


Honey Cornmeal Rolls - The Southern Lady Cooks

Honey Cornmeal Rolls - The Southern Lady Cooks

Honey Cornmeal Rolls - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Honey Cornmeal Rolls

Judy Yeager
These honey cornmeal rolls have a fabulous texture and taste. Plus, they are easy to prepare!
4.60 from 5 votes
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, bread, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings


  • 1/4 cup of warm water not hot
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons of instant yeast or 1 package
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 1/4 th cup of honey
  • 1/2 cup of ground cornmeal
  • 3 tablespoons of butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 3 cups of all purpose flour
  • one egg


  • In a small bowl combine yeast and warm water and let sit for 5 minutes. In a separate bowl, combine boiling water and cornmeal and whisk together until mixed well. Add in honey, salt and butter. Next add egg, whisk well. Add flour and yeast to cornmeal mixture. Continue to combine until a dough is formed.
  • If the dough is to wet, add a little more flour. Pour out onto lightly floured surface and knead dough until it is easy to work with. Pinch off pieces and roll into ball for rolls. I made mine small and it made about 24 rolls. I used these for appetizers. For regular roll size you would probably have around 15 rolls.
  • Grease a 10 inch iron skillet and place rolls in skillet. Cover with damp cloth and let rise for 45 minutes. Once they have risen bake on 375 for 22-28 minutes or until they test done.
  • The smaller they are, the quicker they cook. So keep watch. Remove from oven and top with melted butter.
Keyword Honey Cornmeal Rolls
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  1. Has anyone tried these with gluten free corn meal and flour?5 stars

  2. Tried this recipe tonight and they were delicious! I made chili and it went with it perfectly!! Thanks for sharing this recipe.5 stars

  3. jacque Turley says:

    Where do yoy two ladies have time to make food
    that looks & I am sure taste wonderful.?
    I am lucky not to burn up a small pot of water cooking no kidding.
    Thank you for all the things you make I be happy to hire you to cook
    for us. What day do you ever have FREE ha ha

    Warm Regards

  4. Sparks Cooks says:

    I made these rolls without any changes and they were just amazing. These belong in a restaurant. I also made honey butter for them, and the flavor was so good. This recipe goes into my repertoire and will become a staple.5 stars

  5. Margaret Williams says:

    All your recipes are so good.5 stars