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.

Low-Carb Bread Recipes

Here are some of my other Low-Carb Bread Recipes for you!

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”

    • Yes! That’s exactly what I did this Thanksgiving and everyone loved the stuffing. Some even said it tasted better than the stuffing with cornbread.

      I had a fail making this bread substituting 2 cups of Cassava flour since I’m allergic to almonds and almond flour. It was extremely dry and not coming together at all, so I added about a cup of milk which worked beautifully. I had been keeping the golden flax meal in the refrigerator so I don’t know if that was why or because the ratio of Cassava flour and almond flour are not equal. I plan on making it again but not before allowing the golden flax meal to get to room temp.

      • Faythe, thanks for your comment! I’ve made this recipe using flaxmeal straight out of the freezer and also other times at room temp and it comes out equally well either way. Glad you figured out how to make your substitution work since cassava and almond flour are very different flours. I may have to make corn bread stuffing one of these years since it sounds like everyone is loving it :-)

      • So I tried this recipe again with 1 cup Cassava flour. I finally found a website that clarified the ratio of Cassava to Almond. It turned out much better without having to add milk.
        BTW I am allergic to hen eggs so I use 4 duck eggs (they are noticeably bigger than hen eggs).

  1. I have to say I am amazed at how good this is! And this was probably the first successful bread I’ve made by following your recipe. If you go into this not expecting it to taste “exactly” like corn bread, you will be pleasantly surprised.

  2. Do have experience using oooflavorings (Amazon.com) in keto recipes, one of which is ‘cornbread’? If it could impart an authentic cornbread flavor to this recipe. it would be wonderful.

  3. Elana!

    I’ve have made a couple of your Christmas cookies and they are were great. Your Keto Cornbread recipe is *wonderful*. I baked mine for 30 minutes to get it a dark golden brown. My husband said this recipe is a “repeat” and that it tastes as close to cornbread could be without being made from corn meal. I am so thrilled to have found your recipe (it beats another recipe – not yours – I’d tried hands down) as we strive to eat keto weekdays and some weekends. I will serve this all fall and winter with soups, stew, and chili.

    Lots of keto recipes are called by the same name as non-keto and adding “keto” before the name tells people what to expect. Perhaps the complainers are unfamiliar with keto. There is no way corn would ever be in a keto cornbread recipe. ;) See you at Christmas!

    • Lisa, thanks for your darling comment! So glad you are enjoying my Christmas cookies and this Keto Cornbread :-)

  4. I’m allergic to almonds as well as regular flours. I typically use Cassava flour for any baked goods. So in any recipes, I can use same amount of cassava flour as regular flours. Is that true of almond flour? I’m trying to figure out how much cassava flour (instead of almond flour) to use for this recipe.

  5. I don’t know how to post a picture, but this came out beautiful. Since I’m mainly eating very low carb and can tolerate wheat, I added 2 teaspoons of vital wheat gluten to the dry mix.

  6. Can’t wait to try this. One question: do you have to cook it in a cast iron skillet? Can you bake it in a round baking pan?

  7. I’m so happy to have found this recipe. I make it every other week and take a slice to work every day as my snack–love it with goat butter. The second time around, I modified the recipe a little bit by only using half the salt and adding half a tablespoon of honey–so, so delicious. Making a fresh one tomorrow!

    Thank you!

  8. Hi Elena,
    I have a question, where is the corn meal? I have been on keto all summer and haven’t had a piece of corn. It’s one of my favorite vegetables so when I saw this recipe I thought I’d get my corn fix. I’ve been wanting some corn and so I was disappointed to see this recipe didn’t even have corn as an ingredient. Or is this an error in the recipe.

    • Marie, thanks for your comment! This is a grain-free website with low-carb and keto recipes so no corn in anything here. This recipe is a keto version of cornbrerad, since corn is a high carbohydrate food best avoided on the Keto Diet.

    • Others have also mentioned this in the past, including me. She should rename the recipe to something appropriate, because calling it cornbread is deceptive, and it’s not right to deceive people. She could at call it “Mock Cornbread” or “Faux Cornbread” or “As Good As Cornbread” or something appropriate. But no fake “cornbread” tastes as good as real cornbread made with ALL cornmeal, no flour or sugar added. When I want cornbread, I want cornbread, not almond-flax bread. Call it what it is.

      • Meggy, yes corn if a food that is incredibly high in carbohydrates and best avoided on a Keto Diet. Personally, I haven’t eaten corn since 2001 as it is an inflammatory food :-)

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