Healthy Honey Cornbread

I love bread, as has been made clear multiple times. If I could, I probably would eat muffins all day long for every meal, but that highly conflicts with my health conscious.  Thus, over the course of my cooking and baking adventures, I have loved figuring out new substitutions to classic bread recipes in order to make them slightly healthier! This recipe is a perfect example. It uses egg whites instead of the entire egg, whole-wheat flour, sugar alternatives, and applesauce instead of butter or oil- making about two mini muffins only 61.5 calories.* And the best part is none of the taste is lost! You still get that sweet, warm, southern-cooking, classic cornbread taste- ideal for these summer months of cook-outs, family gatherings, and church potlucks. Give it a shot! These cute little mini muffins will disappear before you know it.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar substitute or 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1/4 cup applesauce or ¼ cup low-fat mayonnaise*

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare 36 mini muffin tins by lightly greasing or using paper sleeves.
  2. In a large bowl combine the cornmeal, flours, baking powder, salt, and sugar substitute (if you are using a substitute).  Whisk well.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the wet ingredients- egg whites, milk, applesauce/mayo, and honey (if using honey). Mix together until completely blended.
  4. Slowly add the dry mix to the wet ingredients, mixing gently.
  5. Bake for 10- 12 minutes, checking frequently, until the tops are a light golden color and a toothpick comes out clean.

Notes and Tips!:

  • I used honey when preparing these muffins and thought they were fantastic that way. However, a note from the original author claims that using honey will make the bread slightly sweeter, while using low-fat mayonnaise will make the bread have a slightly richer texture. You pick!
  • Be careful not to let your mini muffins burn! They cook quickly!
  • If you would rather cook this as a sheet of bread and cut it in squares, bake it for 20 minutes at 400 degrees.
  • The original recipe and nutrition facts can be found here.

16 thoughts on “Healthy Honey Cornbread

    • aresr says:

      ha you and me both! Bread is one of my favorite things to eat, and make! This recipe is an excellent alternative for regular corn bread with healthier ingredient substitiutions though. Give it a try and let me know how you like it!

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