Keto Cornbread Recipe

keto cornbread recipe

Cornbread – a traditional Southern dish – is a common sight on a dining table on Thanksgiving. It’s also considered soul food, alongside hearty meals like macaroni & cheese, candied yams, and fried fish. But despite being a feel-good dish, cornbread isn’t the most keto-friendly food out there. Find out how you can turn this classic meal into a low-carb option with our amazing keto cornbread recipe.

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If you’ve grown up eating cornbread, then chances are it’s been a staple in your household. And who can blame you? The lightly sweet flavor enhanced by the somewhat grainy texture has been a part of my life since forever. But eating it regularly was never the best thing to do as it’s high in carbs and can spike blood sugar levels. That’s why I was ecstatic when I realized I could continue to enjoy cornbread by making a few adjustments. Honestly, this low-carb alternative is to die for!


What is cornbread?

Cornbread is bread made from cornmeal. It has its origins in Native American cuisine, as they used corn to prepare various meals. Nowadays, cornbread is eaten by people across the country.


Can I make this dairy-free?

Yes! Just swap the butter for plant-based butter and you’re ready to go.


How to make keto cornbread

Our low-carb cornbread is easy to follow, and the result will be a delicious dish that resembles and tastes like traditional cornbread but has zero corn. Does it get any better?


keto cornbread recipe

How to make no corn keto cornbread

Our keto-friendly cornbread tastes just like traditional cornbread but with zero corn flour. This almond flour cornbread is bound to be a success at your next family gathering.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • Skillet


  • 2-2 1/2 cup Almond flour
  • 3 large Eggs beaten
  • 1/3 cup Heavy cream or milk
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt
  • 1 tbsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 2 tbsp Sweetener
  • 1/2 tbsp Sweet corn extract


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease a 10" cast iron skillet.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients: almond flour, sea salt, and baking powder.
  • Melt the butter and add it to the mix together with the cream, eggs, and corn sweetener. Stir until smooth.
  • Pour the batter into a skillet and bake for 25 minutes. Cool before cutting and serving.


Can I make this ketol cornbread dairy-free? - Yes, swap the butter to non-dairy butter and the heavy cream with coconut cream.
What kind of sweetener should I use? - Go with monk fruit allulose blend or erythritol.
Can I use other types of flour? - Yes, why not try coconut flour?
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2 thoughts on “Keto Cornbread Recipe”

  • This sounds amazing! I’m just starting this Keto. journey so I’m uneducated in what Cornbread Extract. Can you tell me what this is and where can I buy it, please? I can very excited to try this recipe. Thank you!

    • Hi Laura,

      Thanks so much for stopping by, and congratulations on your new health journey. Cornbread extract is actually just sweet corn extract used to make keto cornbread. You can purchase it on Amazon but you’ll also find it at Walmart. 🙂

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