Healthy, homestyle corn bread

Happy holidays everyone! After Mama and I got back from Prague, we flew to Park City, Utah to spend the holidays with my step fam. It was nice to relax for a few days before everyone flew in for Christmas madness. We ate delicious food, worked out, prepared for the guests, and sipped hot tea while watching the snow fall. The day before Christmas eve, my step siblings all arrived and we had wonderful reunion dinner. I love them all as if we were blood related – which I feel very lucky for. They are all super badass! My step brother is my age and in school and also works as a white-water rafting leader. One of my sisters is married to a hilarious Englishman and live on the outskirts of London and works for a non-profit organization to help children with AIDS. Another lives in New Zealand and works to aid refugees. And another lives in Savannah and is studying fashion design. Obviously, I am constantly inspired when I hang out with them.

We did the normal Christmas thang at my step grandma’s house and then I had to leave early in the morning to fly back to AUSTIN! I had a second Christmas with my oldest friend, Loryn. We met in the third grade and have been friends for the last 14 years. Nuts.

Now, I am sucking the internet out of Book People in order to upload Prague photos to facebook and write this post. Prague recap will go down in my next post, so for now, you get this healthy and delicious cornbread recipe.

I love cornbread. I love it so much that I lack portion control when it’s around, so I wanted to create a recipe where you can have a giant hunk and be nutritionally sound. Its lightly sweet from the corn kernels and honey and actually has a bit of protein from greek yogurt. Hope you enjoy it!

Healthy, homestyle cornbread

Recipe – Makes 4 large servings

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 3 tbsp honey (or 2 tbsp stevia baking blend + 1 tbsp honey)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sweet corn kernels

Directions – Preheat oven to 400. Mix together all the wet ingredients in a bowl (the egg, butter, yogurt, honey). In a separate bowl, mix the cornmeal with the salt and baking soda. Combine the wet and the dry and stir until just mixed. Fold in corn kernels. Bake for 20 minus or until passes the knife test.

Ideas: I enjoyed this cornbread warmed up as a snack and with scrambled eggs for breakfast.

15 thoughts on “Healthy, homestyle corn bread

  1. So glad you had a wonderful Christmas! And wow! Your family really is talented and inspiring-as are you, of course!

    I’m intrigued to try this recipe. I have never seen a cornbread recipe that uses only corn meal and no flour.

  2. Oh will definitely have to try this. I’ve been making a lot more soups this winter and corn bread is the perfect side but some of the recipes aren’t always the healthiest. Looks good with scrambled eggs too!
    Can’t wait to hear about Prague!

  3. sounds like your holiday was filled with love! Your family sounds awesome and it’s beautiful that you’re so close!

    loving the looks of this cornbread! Any chance you’ll be whipping out a chili recipe to go along with it 😉

  4. This cornbread looks killer…I like your style, serving it bowlside with scrambled eggs. Yummmm!

    Also – love hearing about your holiday! Your family and step family sound like AWESOME, interesting people. Can’t wait to hear about Prague. 🙂

    1. Aw, thanks Evan! And I think you would appreciate a post  about two weeks ago about the female reproductive hormones, etc :))  Cant wait for your next post, as always


  5. Sounds like you had a fabulous Christmas! I can totally relate to the feeling of being “inspired” by wonderful people around you. I’m sure you inspire other people just as much 🙂

    OK, so this is going to sound crazy: but I’ve never tried cornbread in my life. I did try some other similar Asian foods, but no. Since I still have tons of other flours (such as garbanzo) in my cupboard, I’ll just bookmark this recipe for the future!! YUM 😀

  6. It sounds like you’ve had an amazing month with travel and family for the holidays! This cornbread looks fantastic, as does everything that comes out of your kitchen. I hope you’ve had a great time in Austin! Cheers to an amazing 2012 for you. 🙂

    1. YES!! Seriously, n o t h i n g makes me happier than when readers make my recipes – and like them! Thank you so much for not only putting in the time to make it, but letting me know! 


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