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quick healthy cornbread recipe cut into cubes
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Healthy Cornbread

You're going to love this healthy cornbread recipe! Just like Jiffy, but way better, this southern cornbread recipe is delicious, subtly sweet, and crumbly! With vegan and gluten-free cornbread options, this recipe is fitting for almost anyone! This traditional cornbread is the perfect addition to any dinner and is a great side dish or snack for the whole family!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Baking, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 125kcal
Author: Anjali Shah



  • Preheat the oven to 338 degrees Fahrenheit or 170 degrees Celsius. Line an eight-inch square baking pan with wax paper. Set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl add the flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt. Whisk together until combined. Set aside.
  • In a separate mixing bowl whisk together the milk, lemon juice, honey, eggs and oil. Whisk until well combined.
  • Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and stir until the batter is smooth with no lumps.
  • Fill the prepared cake tin with the cornbread batter.
  • Bake the cornbread for 10-15 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Remove the cornbread from the oven and allow it to cool in the tin for five minutes before moving to a cooling rack.
  • Cut into sixteen equal pieces.




  • Be careful not to overcook the cornbread.
  • Cook until the cornbread is golden brown.
  • Do not overmix the cornbread batter or the cornrbead will be rubbery.
  • Store in an airtight container in a dry place for up to three days.
  • Freeze the cornbread in the freezer for up to two months.
  • To make this recipe gluten free substitute gluten free flour 1:1 for whole wheat flour.
  • To make this recipe vegan, substitute the milk for unsweetened almond milk or soy milk, remove the eggs and substitute with ½ cup apple sauce and an additional tsp of baking powder (3 tsp in total) and ¼ cup sugar instead of honey.


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g