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. Recipe created by Tracey of The Naked Diabetic
Cornbread is an old southern favourite and commonly referred to as Johnnycake. It can come in sticks, muffins or a loaf. This recipe for Low-Carb cornbread is best suited for sticks, a loaf or squares, and it is one of the best recipes for cornbread for diabetics. This awesome cornbread goes perfectly with our Diabetic Friendly Chili Recipe.
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This low-carb cornbread for diabetics recipe has been adapted to contain fewer calories and carbs than a regular cornbread recipe, which makes it an ideal cornbread for diabetics. This cornbread is also suitable for anyone wanting to cut calories and carbohydrates.
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Shopping List of Ingredients
- Cornmeal (yellow, finely ground)
- all-purpose flour
- Splenda (or zero-calorie sweetener, suitable for cooking)
- baking powder
- skim milk
Recipe for Low Carb Cornbread for Diabetics
Recipe for Low Carb Cornbread for diabetics
- 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp Splenda (or equivalent sweetener)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 slightly beaten egg
- 1/2 cup skim milk
- 2 tbsp melted butter
- Preheat oven to 450°F (220°C)
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, sweetener, baking powder, and salt.
- Stir to combine.
- In a small mixing bowl whisk together egg, milk, and melted butter.
- Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the wet mixture,
- Using an electric mixer, beat on low speed , until thoroughly combined. ( only takes a couple of minutes)
- Pour mixture into a greased 8 by 4 inch loaf pan.
- Spread evenly in the pan.
- Bake on middle rack of oven for approximately 15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the loaf.
- Let cool for 10 minutes.
- Remove from pan.Slice and serve.
If adding chilli peppers or jalapeños, try adding some cheddar cheese, it is a great combination of flavours, especially if you are serving it with chilli.
REMINDER – adding cheese or other ingredients to this low-carb cornbread for diabetics recipe will alter the nutritional value of your bread. For most ingredients such as jalapenos or chilli peppers and spices, it remains the same but adding cheese or sun-dried tomatoes will affect the nutritional values.
Nutritional information for Low Carb cornbread
Per serving: one slice
- Total carbs – 11 gr
- Calories – 78
- Fibre 1gr
- Net carbs 10 gr
- Sugars – 1 gr
Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is automatically calculated using an online nutrition calculator. We encourage you to calculate nutrition data with your specific brand ingredients as nutritional information can vary between brands
Helpful Tips and FAQs
How to spice up your cornbread
You can easily add a little spice to this low-carb cornbread for diabetics recipe, by adding finely chopped jalapenos, your favourite spicy pepper or 1/2 of a teaspoon of chilli powder. Some other suggestions for alternative flavour options are as follows:
- 1 tbsp of chopped sundried tomatoes
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh chives
- 1 tbsp chopped black olives (goes great with Greek salad)
- 1 tbsp of chopped jalapenos or chilli peppers ( mentioned above)
- 2 tbsp chopped onion and then fry before adding to the mixture
- chopped cooked bacon
- 1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary.
- 1/4 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
About the flour Flour
This diabetic cornbread recipe uses all-purpose flour. I have made it with Almond Flour but I find it too grainy. The cornmeal already has a grainy texture and adding the almond flour seemed to amplify that texture. Feel free to substitute all-purpose flour with almond flour if you prefer. That will reduce the carbs in the final serving. You can also substitute the all-purpose flour with Carbalose flour. That also reduces the carbs, but it will be denser.
Getting the right kind of cornmeal
When you are in the supermarket, you may see different types of cornmeal. the type we recommend for this recipe is finely ground yellow cornmeal. If you are unable to get the finely ground yellow cornmeal, then by all means get the medium grind. The only difference is the texture. the coarser the grind the more grainy or gritty the texture will be of your finished loaf.
Sweeteners in the recipe
I have used Splenda as my sweetener. The nutritional facts are based on the use of Splenda (sucralose), but if you choose a different zero-calorie sweetener, it may affect the nutritional values. Some sweeteners do not work well when baking. It is a matter of personal preference, but I find that Splenda (sucralose) pr stevia works well for baking and cooking recipes.
Choosing your pan
In this recipe, I used an 8-inch loaf pan. There are other options if you would like a different look. Cornbread moulds can come in triangular slices, corn sticks and corn dog sticks. For original cornbread or cornsticks, use the cast iron cornstick moulds. these give you individual portions and are equal in size. Remember to adjust the nutritional values when using other pans or moulds.
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