Serve up a slice of cornbread with your chili….without the guilt! This slimmed-down healthy cornbread is just as satisfying as traditional cornbread, and you can feel better about eating it.
About this healthy cornbread
I made some simple swaps to make this cornbread a little healthier than traditional cornbread.
- whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose
- maple syrup instead of granulated sugar
- olive oil instead of canola oil
Now, it’s not like you’re eating celery or anything, but it’s certainly a less indulgent way to enjoy cornbread. We hardly ever eat chili without cornbread, so it’s nice to have something a little lighter to accompany the chili.
If you don’t eat a lot of whole wheat flour and are not used to the texture and density of it, start off by using half whole wheat and half all-purpose, or use a white whole wheat flour.
You could also make this into muffins! Pour into a muffin pan and reduce baking time (I’d start with 15 or 16 minutes and go from there).
More Quick Breads Using Whole Wheat Flour
I substitute whole wheat flour for white all purpose flour whenever I can. It’s much more nutritious and adds an extra layer of hearty flavor. Here are some of my favorite recipes:
- Pumpkin Streusel Bread
- Whole Wheat Banana Bread
- Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
- Whole Wheat Applesauce Bread with Walnuts
- Whole Wheat Biscuits with Cornmeal, Cheddar, and Black Pepper
- 1/4 cup real maple syrup
- 1 cup skim milk
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 egg whites
- 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 3/4 cup cornmeal
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a 8- or 9-inch pie plate with nonstick cooking or baking spray.
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together maple syrup, milk, olive oil and egg whites.
- On top of wet ingredients, add dry ingredients and whisk together until combined. Don’t overmix.
- Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
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