I get a lot of requests for recipes, some I can tackle and some I’d rather not. Awhile back I had a facebook follower ask for my attempt at traditional cornbread. I have to admit, I’ve never really eaten cornbread, forgive me if I am wrong but I think it is bigger in the U.S than here in Canada. Now that we are well into fall and all the chili’s and stews are popping up I thought it was a good time to get cracking with some lightened up cornbread. I can’t really compare it because like I mentioned I don’t really eat cornbread, but this my friends was delicious! Not too sweet as I don’t think cornbread is suppose to be and would go perfect with a big bowl of chili! It’s makes 12 decent sized servings, and if you do want to sweeten it up I suggest taking 1 tsp of honey, pop in microwave for 20 seconds and then drizzle over bread, so good! Each serving is just 3 smart points.



3PP, 3SP on blue, green & purple
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Baking
Servings 12


  • 1 cup yellow corn meal
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white I use the carton of liquid egg whites
  • 1.5 Tbsp honey
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk


  • Preheat oven to 375F, spray a 9 inch baking dish with non stick spray.
  • In a bowl whisk together your egg, egg whites and brown sugar. Add in honey, apple sauce and milk and mix well.
  • Stir in corn meal, flour, baking powder & soda.
  • Pour out into dish and bake in oven for approx 25 minutes.
  • Let cool 10 minutes then cut into 12 squares. Best stored in sealed container and after day 1 in the fridge.
  • Nutritional info per serving.. Calories 108...Fat 0.8g... Sat fat 0.2g...Carbs 22.3g...Fiber 1.6g...Sugars 3.9g...Protein 3.1g
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  1. What timing! I have black beans cooking in the crockpot and was just wondering about low sugar corn bread. I’ll give it a go! Thanks!

      • I’ve tried several of your recipes (double chocolate coffee oat muffins are a weekly staple) and am always impressed. So when I found myself with cornmeal, I thought to check if you had a cornbread recipe. I thought it was delicious, and took some to an impromptu family dinner. Everyone raved – with several real foodies saying it was the very best cornbread they had ever had! Highest of compliments!!! Thank you so very much!! And let’s keep the fact that it’s WW friendly our little secret – great to keep my family members happy and healthy!!!

        • Drizzle Reply

          Hi Sara.. Oh WOW I’m truly humbled that some said it was the best they had!! Thank you for sharing, you just put a big smile on my face πŸ™‚

  2. Hi Kate,
    Thanks for your amazing recipes. My husband and I are obsessed with your website and will be making this cornbread tonight. Can we sub 1% milk for the almond milk? Would that change the points?
    Thanks πŸ™‚

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Danielle, thank you for your kind words, so glad to hear your both enjoying the recipes, yes you can sub the milk, it will add a few points overall to the recipe (I think 4) but probably won’t affect each serving , hope you enjoy it, I’d appreciate any feed back on it (good or bad) I was really nervous on this one, cause many hold cornbread near and dear lol πŸ˜‰

      • 5 stars
        Kate it was FANTASTIC! SO YUMMY! We made your spicy chili and they paired great together. Thanks for creating these amazing recipes, we are really enjoying everything. Last night I made the meat lovers bubble up and wow. We loved it. We live in Windsor and if you ever want to go shopping cross border in Michigan, I can be your shopping partner ha ha. Thanks again! 5 stars for the cornbread!

  3. 5 stars
    I made this with Cloud Nine gf flour, though it adds a point. For the same WW points you can use Bob’s GF All purpose instead. I switched the egg out for only egg whites, honey for the brown sugar, and left over pumpkin puree instead of applesauce. I also made it in a muffin tin, delicious!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Ruth, wow your substitutes sound awesome, I will have to try it πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

  4. When you say 9 inch pan, do you mean 9×13 or would an 8×8 pan work? Thanks!

    • Drizzle Reply

      no a 9 inch square pan (I always state if its a 9×13) 8 would work they will just be a little smaller pieces πŸ™‚

  5. I made this cornbread to pair with the butternut squash and pumpkin soup, that I made for my and my husbands lunches this week. We love cornbread and this recipe is a keeper and will be made often in our house. Thanks.

    • Drizzle Reply

      That is so awesome to hear Crystal, happy you both enjoyed it πŸ™‚

      • This cornbread was the bomb!! Tasted as good as my high calorie recipe and so moist! I used brown sugar substitute so would that change the WW points? And does it freeze well? Thank you for sharing.

        • Drizzle Reply

          Hi Marcia, I am so glad you enjoyed the cornbread, I don’t think the brown sugar substitute would change the points overall as it is such a small amount in the recipe, yes the cornbread will freeze well πŸ™‚

  6. Andrea Westfall Reply

    I was searching high and low yesterday for a low-point cornbread or cornbread muffin recipe that used cornmeal as the base — this morning I thought ‘duh, check Drizzle me Skinny!’ and here it was. Thank you! Trying this tonight to go with some turkey taco chili!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Ha.. I hope it was meant to be πŸ˜‰ Let me know if you enjoy it

  7. LOVE corn bread but all the recipes I have found are high in points. I can not wait to try this! Since it serves 12, have you ever tried cooking in a 12 cup muffin tin? Just curious… sometimes when I have made cakes or loaves I have found that the slices very in size so I am not sure if I am over or under as far as points are concerned. I haven’t quite reached my goal yet so I try to be exact, haha! Thanks so much πŸ™‚

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Ashley, I have never tried in in muffin cups but I think it will bake just the same .. I think I have seen others do so on Instagram using my recipe, I hope you enjoy it πŸ™‚

    • Drizzle Reply

      Woohoo, that is awesome, keep up the great work! Hope you enjoy some of the recipes πŸ™‚

  8. To half the recipe I used just the egg and not the egg white, used 3tbsp of apple sauce and left out the honey. I halved everything else and put it in 6 muffins instead of a pan. I also used vanilla almond milk whic is all I had but made up for not having the honey. They turned out good.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Carol, thanks for the tips, so glad you enjoyed the cornbread πŸ™‚

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  10. Hi. My search for a lightened up cornbread recipe lead me to your site. I’m so glad I found it!
    I made the cornbread tonight and it was a hit. I made them as muffins for easier portioning and shortened the baking time to 20 minutes. I did make a few other changes. I used two eggs instead of 1 egg and 1 egg white (I forgot to separate the 2nd egg). I also used fat free buttermilk in place of the almond milk. It added 2 freestyle points to the recipe but didn’t change the per-serving point count. My 18 year old son ate three of them with his chili at dinner. Always a good sign πŸ™‚

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Lori, yay that’s awesome, thanks for your tips I always love it when people share πŸ™‚ so glad your son enjoyed them as well πŸ™‚

  11. Thank you for the recipe. It will be perfect for my son’s birthday Party – served with kid friendly chili, on Cinqo de Mayo πŸ™‚ Do you think it would still work if I added some fresh corn kernels?

    • Drizzle Reply

      Oh what a fun birthday theme πŸ™‚ yes I think adding the fresh corn will be ok .. Happy birthday to your little guy πŸ™‚

    • I’m wondering why mine was so bland. I followed the recipe almost exactly (2 whole eggs instead of 1 plus 1 egg white). But there was no flavour. None. So disappointed as I love cornbread.

      • Drizzle Reply

        I’m so sorry you did not enjoy it Jenese, while I aim to please everyone I’d be a genius if I could πŸ˜‰ We all have different expectations

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