low carb cornbread

Easy to make, Low carb Cornbread for diabetics.

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.

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low carb Corn bread recipe

This low-carb cornbread 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.

It goes wonderfully with a fresh batch of chilli, homemade soup, or a steamy stew.

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Recipe for Low carb cornbread for diabetics

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Recipe for Low carb cornbread for diabetics

easy to make, diabetic -friendly reduced sugar low carb cornbread
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 77 kcal


  • 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 loaf pan.
  • Spread evenly in the pan.
  • Bake on middle rack of oven for approximately 15 minutes, or until toothpick omes out clean when inserted into the center of the loaf.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from pan.
    Slice and serve.

Spice up your Low Carb 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:

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.

low carb cornbread recipe

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: KCals 78, Total Carbs 11 gr, dietary Fibre 1 gr, Sugars 1gr.

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 I don’t think using a different zero-calorie sweetener, will 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.

Loaf pan, cake round or molds

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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