Grease the inside of a cast-iron skillet with a tablespoon of the oil. Put the skillet in the oven and preheat to 425 degrees.
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cornmeal, baking soda and salt.
In a large bowl, mix together remaining oil, eggs, brown sugar, pumpkin and buttermilk . Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, just until combined.
Remove the hot skillet from the preheated oven and pour the batter inside, spreading evenly and quickly. Return to oven and reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees. Bake about 20 minutes until center is firm and toothpick comes out clean. Slice into wedges to serve with butter and honey on the side.