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”

  1. This is my most used recipe from anywhere. It is so easy and versatile. None of the other 4 people in my house are low carb but they love this bread. As I am on maintenance and can eat about 80 carbs without gaining weight ( though mostly I stick with 20 per day). Tonight I wanted beans dammit! Made a soup of small red beans with ham and veggies. This “cornbread” was perfect with it. This time I added a cup of shredded pepper jack. As always, thank you for this awesome recipe.

    • Andy, thanks for letting me know this is your most used recipe from anywhere! I hope you’ll keep in touch with me, so glad we’re on this low-carb journey together :-)

  2. Another of my first recipes on here
    Wow I want to bake and cook them all
    This is very nice and so light
    Will be making this again for sure
    How easy you make it for us to give up gluten etc
    Thank you

  3. Hi, I have been using your Gluten-Free Almond Flour cookbook for years; have recommended and given it as a gift to friends. All the recipes are easy and delicious.

    I just went online to find your cornbread recipe and can’t find the corn meal amounts listed in the ingredients listing. Did I miss something? I have the flax seed to make the golden flax seed meal and am ready to start baking… just need to know the amount of corn meal needed.

    Also, is almond flour almond meal ground more finely?


    • Paula, thanks for your comment! And thanks also for recommending my books and giving them as gifts for years! I have not eaten corn in any form since 2001, and there is no cornmeal in my cornbread recipe. LMK if you have any other questions :-)

    • Lalitha, thanks for your comment. I haven’t tried that so not sure. If you experiment I hope you’ll let me know if it works :-)

  4. I’m wondering about the nutrition for these. Net carbs? Calories? I have three of your cookbooks and love them!

  5. Making it for the third time. It is yellow, and it is good. Especially if you add some butter to the end! Love it, thank you!

    • Meemee, thanks for your comment! This bread is yellow every single time we make it over here as well. So glad to hear you love this recipe :-)

  6. can this be made in a glass baking dish?… I don’t have a cast iron where I am at right now.

  7. This is a very nice healthy alternative to cornbread! I recommend it to several people that are trying to lose weight or are diabetic.

  8. Deceitful to call this cornbread. It isn’t yellow like the photo and has the same ingredients as many normal keto breads. Nothing cornbread-like about it at all. I’m from the south and have many delicious cornbread recipes and many keto recipes. So far, there is nothing close to keto cornbread including this recipe.

      • This is my favorite keto corn bread recipe.
        I am also from the south, It is a little different, everything keto is different. but we like it anyway as a healthy alternative and it is easy to make.
        P.S. Flax does come in two colors. One is darker It is the most available, than the other, golden flax is yellow or golden and They seem to taste abt the same.
        Thanks, we like it.

        • Sheryle, thanks for your sweet comment and for pointing that out about the flax! I was a bit flustered by the first word of that previous comment and did not entirely have my wits about me :-)

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