Home » Keto Recipes » Side Dishes » Cheesy Keto Cornbread

Cheesy Keto Cornbread

Sharing is caring!

Sweet, buttery, fluffy, and cheesy…this easy keto cornbread recipe perfectly re-creates the classic comfort food, but without all the carbs! Only 2g net carbs per slice!

close up of low carb cheesy cornbread on serving plate

Easy & Cheesy Low Carb Cornbread

Cornbread is one of the ultimate comfort foods! Sweet, fluffy, buttery…traditional cornbread is definitely delicious, but definitely not low carb.

Well my friends, now you CAN have cornbread again! Sweet, fluffy, buttery cornbread!

We also went one step above that and made a cheesy cornbread that might even just be better than the “real” thing!

This low carb cornbread has a hint of southwestern flavor that makes it the perfect accompaniment for your favorite Tex-Mex recipes, like our Jalapeno Popper Chicken or our Keto Chicken Enchilada Soup. We baked in a few mild green chilis for a punch of flavor, without a lot of spice. 

But honestly, this keto cornbread is so darn tasty that it’s good enough to serve on its own with a pat of melty butter. Talk about YUM!!

Is Corn Keto Friendly?

Even if you’re just starting keto, you’ve probably heard that corn is a no-no. As a starchy vegetable, corn is usually not considered keto-friendly or recommended for low carb dieters. In fact, a half cup serving of corn contains 15g of carbohydrates, which may be more than half of your daily allowance on a keto eating plan!

Well, I’m going to let you in on a little secret…there’s actually not any corn in this recipe! Shhhhh….

How did we do it? This combination of ingredients blends perfectly to re-create that classic cornbread flavor…but without all the carbs of corn or cornmeal! You truly won’t believe it!

Traditional cornbread can have up to 30g of carbs per slice, but our homemade keto cornbread has only 2g net carbs per slice! And it is SO easy to make!

plate of homemade keto cornbread

Keto Cornbread Ingredients

For your convenience in re-creating this recipe, we’ve included shop-able ad links to some of the products and supplies used. Read our disclosure policy here.

  • 1 ½ Cups Almond flour
  • 3 TB Powdered Monkfruit Sweetener (I love Lakanto brand monk fruit sweeteners and if you shop through my link and use code “SOCCERMOM” you can save 15% every time you purchase!
  • 2 tsp. Baking powder
  • 4 oz Diced green chilis
  • 1 cup Shredded cheddar cheese — I recommend grating your own cheese if possible, as packaged shredded cheese often contains additives.
  • 3 Large eggs
  • 4 Tbsp. Butter, melted
  • Salt, to taste

Kitchen Tools Used

Why I Love This Recipe

  • It’s Easy! Just mix and bake!
  • Only 2g net carbs per serving!
  • Super flavorful!

top down shot of homemade cornbread

Instructions

You won’t believe how EASY this recipe is! Just mix and bake!

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a square baking pan.
  2. Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Spread the mixture into your prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown on top and edges, and cooked through in the middle.

4-step photo collage showing how to make keto cornbread

Allow to cool enough to handle, then slice and enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Diced Green Chilis Spicy?

Canned green chilis are packed when they’re young and flavorful. However, they are still relatively mild when compared to heat levels of other peppers. For example, jalapeños are significantly spicier than green chilis.

When spaced out in our cornbread, these diced green chilis add little bursts of flavor, but not too much heat. However, if you want something with little to no heat, be sure to purchase a can labeled “mild” or you can omit the peppers altogether.

Does Homemade Cornbread Need to be Refrigerated?

I generally store my homemade breads and baked goods at room temperature, as the fridge can dry out bread. Simply keep in a sealed airtight container, away from heat or light sources, for up to 2-3 days. The kitchen counter or pantry should be fine.

You can also freeze this keto cornbread — it will keep up to a month in the freezer. To do so, individually wrap the slices and place them in a large freezer bag. That way you can thaw a slice whenever you like. The toaster oven works great for reheating!

Can You Use a Different Sweetener?

We used a small amount of monkfruit sweetener to recreate the sweet flavor of cornbread, as corn itself is sweet and cornbread usually contains added sugars. However, you’re welcome to use your favorite sugar substitute. Swerve (erythritol) should swap out with the same measurements as the monkfruit sweetener. However, some other types of sweetener may measure differently, so be sure to read the package directions first. Check out our breakdown of the best keto friendly sweeteners here!

3 squares of Keto Cornbread on plate

KETO FAQ – Learn More

Free Printable Copy of Our Keto Cornbread Recipe:

If you like this recipe, rate it! We’d also love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

Easy Keto Cornbread Recipe

Sweet, buttery, fluffy, and cheesy...this easy keto cornbread recipe perfectly re-creates the classic comfort food, but without all the carbs!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish, Sides
Cuisine: American, Keto
Keyword: Cornbread, Keto Cornbread
Servings: 12 squares
Calories: 169kcal
Author: Stacey
Cost: $8

Equipment

  • 1 9-inch square baking pan
  • 1 Large Mixing Bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups Almond flour
  • 3 Tablespoons Swerve confectioners sugar substitute
  • 2 teaspoons Baking powder
  • 4 oz Diced green chilis
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese shredded
  • 3 Large eggs
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter melted
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease baking pan.
  • Add the almond flour, baking powder, sugar substitute, eggs, salt to taste, green chilis, cheese, and butter to a large bowl and mix until well combined.
    4-step photo collage showing how to make keto cornbread
  • Spread batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown on edges and cooked through in the middle.
  • Allow to cool, then slice and enjoy.

Notes

Net Carbs: 2g per serving
Nutrition information is provided as an estimate only; your actual values will vary based on exact ingredients used and serving size.

Nutrition

Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 145mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 282IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 1mg

Pin our Low Carb Cornbread on Pinterest:

2-photo vertical collage of homemade cornbread; text overlay "Keto Cornbread"

More of our favorite keto bread recipes:

2 photo vertical collage of homemade sliced bread; text overlay "Keto Bread"

The Best Keto Bread Recipe

2 photo vertical collage of cheesy breadsticks, one dipped in sauce

Keto Garlic Bread

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating




*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.