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Healthy Skillet Cornbread

Skillet cornbread is easy to make and delicious served alongside your favorite chili or roasted chicken dish. I recommend using a medium grain cornmeal, not too fine and not too coarse.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: breads + muffins
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9
Calories: 222.52kcal
Author: Dani Spies


  • 1 cup organic cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup organic buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels, defrosted


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl combine cornmeal, whole-wheat pastry flour, baking soda and salt.  Gently stir everything together.
  • In a smaller bowl combine buttermilk, honey, egg, and coconut oil.  Whisk everything together until it’s well combined.
  • Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients along with the corn kernels and gently stir until the ingredients are just incorporated.
  • Pour everything into a greased pan 10-inch cast iron skillet or a 9x9 baking dish and bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Cool, serve and enjoy!



I like using regular cornmeal for this recipe.  Fine cornmeal makes the bread too soft and coarse cornmeal adds crunchy bits to the recipe.  I find a medium grain is perfect.  This is the one I use.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 222.52kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.86g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10.26g | Saturated Fat: 7.62g | Cholesterol: 19.65mg | Sodium: 273.54mg | Potassium: 139.31mg | Fiber: 2.63g | Sugar: 11.28g | Vitamin A: 48.4IU | Vitamin C: 0.66mg | Calcium: 20.34mg | Iron: 0.97mg