Low-Carb Cornbread

I’ve been serving this Low-Carb Cornbread Recipe at our Thanksgiving dinner for years and it’s quite a hit. We love it smothered in my Paleo Gravy, or dipped in my incredible 3-Ingredient Cranberry Cherry Relish. The boys enjoy it year-round when I melt butter and honey together and drizzle it over the warm cornbread straight out of the oven.

Low-Carb Cornbread Recipe

I loved making cornbread when I was growing up. Back then we used a mix, and smothered the cornbread in margarine, rather than wholesome butter. But that was the 1970’s when everything was low-fat, at least in our house. Now we know better and I make this grain-free, paleo cornbread which is totally corn-free!

Keto Diet Recipes

I have my Keto Diet Recipes page with loads of amazing low-carb high-fat (LCHF) dishes, and we follow a healthy whole food diet. We feast on meat, vegetables, fruit, and simple yet decadent dishes like this Keto Cornbread which, like every single recipe on my website, is 100% grain-free!

Keto Cornbread Recipe

This Low-Carb Keto Cornbread is made with 6 ingredients in total. This recipe is so dang easy it won’t bog you down when you’re cooking your Thanksgiving dinner. I often make it a day ahead of time and remove it from the skillet, wrap it in a paper towel, then zip it into a plastic bag to store in the fridge. It will keep for up to 4 days when stored this way.

Keto Cornbread

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Servings 8


  • In a food processor combine almond flour, flaxmeal, baking soda, and salt
  • Pulse in apple cider vinegar and eggs
  • Transfer batter to a greased 9 inch cast iron skillet
  • Bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes
  • Serve
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
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Sweet Keto Cornbread Recipe

If you would like to sweeten this Low-Carb Cornbread Recipe you can add ⅛ teaspoon of stevia. I’ve made it that way and it turns out quite well. I think it would also be amazing with a tablespoon or two of honey added to the recipe, but I haven’t tried that so not sure if other ingredients will need to be adjusted accordingly.

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This Low-Carb Cornbread Recipe is an oldie but goodie from the archives. I first shared this recipe in 2016.

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425 responses to “Low-Carb Cornbread”

  1. Always so good, Elana-best low carb cornbread recipe I’ve found. Had to make do in our holiday house without flax meal. For those asking, you could substitute a heaping TBSP ghee or coconut oil but it ends up being a little more dense. Everyone still gobbled it up, as always! Thanks for the delicious recipes-so grateful!

    • Kate, thanks for letting me know this is the best low-carb cornbread recipe you’ve found! We love it too :-)

  2. This was soooo good! And so easy! It was a hit at Thanksgiving and my family just started calling it “Not Cornbread”, lol. TIP: The food processor definitely makes the end product much lighter and fluffier. Without the food processor, the bread is a bit grainy in texture. Rustic, but still delicious.

  3. I have a question. I’m a southern girl and thinking ahead to the holidays. Every year I make cornbread dressing to serve with my turkey. Do you think I could sub your almond flour cornbread for traditional cornbread successfully?

    • Grace, thanks so much for your comment. Some other readers have left comments on this post that they’ve tried it with good success. Scroll through the comments for more info :-)

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