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This Keto Cornbread recipe with almond flour is the perfect option for your bbq, chilis, soups, and stews. It takes 30 minutes to make and uses just six pantry ingredients. Make this almond flour alternative to Jiffy Cornbread mix as a side dish or use it on holidays like Thanksgiving in keto cornbread stuffing.
Why Make Low Carb Cornbread
Whether you follow a low-carb diet (keto diet) or not, you will definitely want to add this low carb cornbread recipe to your rotation of favorite recipes!
Here are some of my top reasons to love it:
- Alternative to cornbread when you’re cutting carbs: Traditional cornbread, a southern classic, uses regular flour and yellow cornmeal. By making cornbread with almond flour you get the taste of traditional cornbread recipes while using a low carb substitute for the cornmeal.
- Easy to make: this quick recipe for keto-friendly cornbread uses easy steps, is ready in a cooking time of about 30 minutes, and mostly requires you to just whisk, stir and bake.
- Just six ingredients: you might find some keto cornbread recipes with a ton of ingredients or expensive extracts, but not this recipe. It tastes awesome with just a few simple ingredients that you likely have on hand. That’s why this is some of, if not, the best keto cornbread you’ll have!
This keto cornbread mix is super simple and doesn’t include any actual cornmeal. Here’s what you’ll need to gather:
- Almond Flour: I’m using super fine blanched almond flour.
- Keto Sweetener: I’m using the powdered variety so that it’s easy to mix. But, you can substitute with a granular sweetener or whichever sugar substitute (low carb sweetener) you prefer. The sweetener helps to give the final dish a mildly sweet corn taste and helps this keto cornbread mix be a better alternative to things like Jiffy Cornbread Mix.
- Baking Powder
- Vanilla Extract
- Eggs: you should beat these so that they are easy to mix.
- Butter: I’m using this melted butter so that it is easy to mix, giving it the best texture.
You can get the full list of ingredient amounts and instructions from the full recipe card at the end of the post.
How to Make Keto Cornbread with Almond Flour
- Mix the dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately (photo 1)
- Add them to a large mixing bowl (photo 2)
- Whisk to incorporate (photo 3)
- Add the cornbread batter to your piping hot cast iron skillet and bake . (photo 4)
Is Cornbread Keto?
Traditional southern cornbread is not keto because it contains all-purpose flour, yellow cornmeal and (sometimes) sugar. By making cornbread with almond flour, you can have a similar taste without the carbs.
Top Cooking Tips & FAQs
- Use a cast iron skillet for additional crisping and browning: you can make this recipe in any oven-safe dish. By using a cast iron skillet, you’re able to crisp up and brown the edges, while overall, getting your sweet cornbread to that beautiful, golden brown color. You should know that cast iron holds heat very evenly so it tends to cook the keto cornbread quicker than regular baking dishes.
- Double for a larger crowd: This keto cornbread recipe works best with a smaller square (8×8) baking dish or (8-10 inch) round baking dish or cast iron skillet. If you’d like to make this in a larger dish, simply double the recipe. This way, you can get deep cornbread slices.
- Choose blanched almond flour: blanched almond flour has the brown skins removed before the almonds are ground. By using superfine, blanched, you’re able to get the yellow color that we’re all used to in cornbread.
How to store Easy Keto Cornbread
If you have any leftovers of this keto almond flour cornbread recipe, the best way to store them is in an airtight container for next time (up to 5 days). You can also wrap them up in aluminum foil or plastic wrap.
Do you have to use sweet corn extract or cornbread flavor?
There are keto cornbread flavoring options at places like Amazon. However, these sweet corn extracts cost close to $20. I tested this recipe with and without those flavors and didn’t think that adding those flavors was worth the cost.
After making the keto cornbread mix, here are some other ways to use this recipe:
- Keto Cornbread Dressing: add sautéed vegetables, smoked turkey, or sage flavored ground meat (brown the meat in a skillet first) to make stuffing for your Thanksgiving dinner.
- Cheddar Jalapeño or Bacon Cheddar: Fold in cheddar cheese and deseeded jalapeños. You could also chop up some of my crispy air fryer bacon and fold that in too!
- Keto Cornbread Muffins: Another good idea is to just pour the batter in a muffin tin or pan.
Recipes to Enjoy this With
When I think of cornbread, my mind goes to barbecue, comfort food and soul food. So, you can pair this with some favorites on this site and others like:
- Pulled Pork
- Air Fryer BBQ Wings
- Keto Ribs
- Pressure Cooker Cabbage
- Keto Green Bean Casserole
- Instant Pot Shredded BBQ Chicken
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Keto Cornbread Recipe
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- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Add the dry ingredients to a bowl and whisk
- Add the wet ingredients to a bowl and whisk
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients in a bowl. Add the batter to a well-seasoned cast iron skillet
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until it is lightly browned on top
The nutrition facts come from entering the recipe ingredients into Spoonacular API, a database of food ingredients. They may vary for any recipe based on the exact product used. The keto sweeteners I use have 0g net carbs & are not included because sugar alcohols do not impact most people. This is provided as a courtesy, but you can do your own calculations if you wish!