Easy Keto Cornbread (Skillet)

easy keto cornbread

A delicious easy keto cornbread recipe. The perfect substitute for traditional cornbread that is keto-friendly. No need to fret since no corn is used in this recipe.

Are you looking for a way to enjoy the taste of cornbread on a keto diet? Well, my keto cornbread recipe is a delicious and healthy way to safely do so.

Grab your apron, you are about to bring cornbread back into your keto life.

Let me start off by saying that no corn, cornmeal was used in this recipe.  On a low carb keto diet corn is a big no, no.  This is because corn is actually considered a vegetable, a grain and a fruit.

Talk about identity issues. It depends on when it’s harvested.

  • Corn see is considered a grain it is harvested for corn meal (dry corn seed)
  • Corn seed is a vegetable when it’s harvested for eating fresh (sweet corn when at the milk stage)
  • Corn seed is also considered a fruit because of it’s botanical definition.

.With all that being said, I refuse to eat corn in any form because it’s also happens to be very high in mycotoxin (fungus) and it’s a GMO freight train.

Easy Keto Cornbread

Cooking With A Cast-Iron Skillet

Now that I got that off my chest lets talk a little about cast irons before I share my Easy Keto Cornbread recipe with you.

Can you believe that the reason I purchased my cast iron skillet years ago was to bake cornbread?  Yup its true.

Is a cast iron skillet necessary to make this keto cornbread?  No but it does give the recipe a more authentic taste as far as I am concerned.

If you are a follower of the blog you know that I am big fan of baking in cast-iron skillets. Proof is the several recipes that feature it like my Keto Blueberry Toasted Coconut Skillet Cake my Low Carb Pumpkin Cranberry Skillet Cake 

I’ve had my cast iron skillet for years and it was already perfectly seasoned when I got this gem in my hands, It was a true garage sale treasure.

This beauty is easily over 100 years old. That’s right! I purchased this cast-iron skillet over twenty-five years ago at a flea market and it was already perfectly aged.

I like to imagine all the amazing meals that were cooked in my cast-iron skillet before it made it to my kitchen. I can’t  help but smile at the fact that its still being cherished.

Today, you can pick up a brand new skillet and it be already seasoned for you but that sure was not the case years ago.

If you wanted a seasoned cast-iron skillet you had to go hunting for a used one or spend countless hours cooking in it.

I suggest you that if you still don’t own one, that you take the plunge and purchase your own. After all, no respectable cook should be without a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet anyway 😉

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In my quest for an easy keto cornbread, I learned that the enviable crust that a cast-iron skillet cornbread produces can be duplicated without the use of corn meal.

Creating A Mock Keto Cornbread Recipe

Whenever a carb craving tries to rear it’s ugly head, it usually lands me in the kitchen to experiment. So off I went to do a little research.

Frankly, I saw a lot of low carb recipes that used almond flour as a substitute for corn meal, but I was not convinced it would work.

My main concern was the fact that almond flour doesn’t taste like corn meal.  How could the use of almond flour produce a low carb cornbread? It’s a question I needed answering.To the kitchen I went to experiment.

Happily, I was proven dead wrong. In fact, I found almond meal was a great substitute.  When I started my quest for a tasty keto “cornbread” I knew that the texture would play a big role.

Which is why I went with almond meal instead, of almond flour in this recipe.  I figured if I could get the texture correct I was halfway home.

The next thing I wanted was a buttery rich “corn” bread that was a little on the sweet side. Which is why this recipe uses a full cup of melted butter and a little sugar-substitute.

What I quickly found once I shared my easy keto cornbread was that no one seemed to miss the corn meal. I mean no one, even my picky son was fooled.

Passing The Friends And Family Test

When I shared my recipe with dinner guests they simply could not believe that my keto cornbread  was not the real thing but a mock recipe

I encourage you to give this easy recipe a test? See for yourself what a delicious option it is.

Looking for a delicious meal to enjoy your keto cornbread with? How about my Easy Keto Chili? It’s  a family favorite that I converted to be low carb keto friendly.

Easy Keto Cornbread

Low Carb “Corn” Bread

Hilda Solares

Yields 10

A low carb keto bread option that mimics cornbread without using any cornmeal.

10 minPrep Time

35 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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  • 2 cups of almond meal
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 4 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1 stick of melted butter (1/2 cup) plus one tablespoon of butter to grease the cast iron skillet
  • 3 tablespoons sugar substitute
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt


  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.  
  2. In a medium bowl combine the almond meal, salt and baking powder and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl combine the heavy cream, sour cream, and eggs. Mix until fully combined.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and gently stir till fully incorporated.
  5. Next add the melted butter, and stir till mixed.
  6. Add one tablespoon of butter to the pre-heated cast iron skillet then add the batter to the to skillet
  7. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
  8. Serve hot, warm or at room temperature.
2887 cal
266 g
76 g
73 g

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 slice
Servings Per Container 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories 367 Calories from Fat 329.4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36.6g 56%
Saturated Fat 17.3g 87%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 132mg 44%
Sodium 169mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 5.4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2.4g 10%
Sugars 1g
Protein 7.3g 15%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Low Carb "Corn" Bread
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Hilda Solares
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  1. Thank you for the Low Carb "Corn" Bread recipe. I love cornbread, especially made in an iron skillet. I actually have several iron skillets, one's just not enough, lol. I've never put sugar in my cornbread, does anyone know how this would be without the sweetener?

    • Hi Michele, so thrilled that you understand my obsession with Iron skillets! It would be just perfect without the sugar substitute. It's simply a taste preference, free to leave it out. Enjoy in good health. ??

  2. Linda Lamkin
    Just wondered if you had the Calorie and Carb count for the low carb corn bread. I am new to Keto eating and love getting all the recipes to try.

    • Hi Linda, sorry I don't have the info. Haven't found an easy way to input the recipe to get them. If I were to estimate I would say you are looking at about 3.5 carbs per serving. Thanks for stopping by ?

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