Low Carb Cornbread

When I switched over to low carb eating, I really missed cornbread. What I really missed was sweet southern style cornbread cooked in a cast iron skillet. This recipe is the perfect combination for that sweet savory southern style cornbread!

Healthy Low Carb Masa Cornbread

I grew up eating sweet cornbread made from scratch. When I got married there was a time that I used the stuff from a jiffy box and then I switched to using all natural ingredients. I learned how to make cast iron skillet cornbread using corn meal and of course sugar. Then I went low carb and just knew that I would no longer eat cornbread that tasted good. Until now. 

Low Carb healthy cornbread using masa mix and baking blend (thm)
Healthy low carb cornbread using masa mix and baking blend. THM

This low carb cornbread is a game changer in my low carb world. It uses masa mix which can be found in the ethnic aisle at your local grocery store. Masa is basically really finely ground corn. However, it has been treated with a lime mineral process before it is dried and ground. The process of doing this lowers the glycemic impact. I am sure you can go and do some research learning all about this process but for now, let's just get a delicious recipe! This recipe does use ingredients that are well known to those using the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle.

healthy low carb cornbread using masa mix (thm)

Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread


  • 1 Cup Masa Mix

  • 1 Cup Trim Healthy Mama Baking Blend

  • 6 Tablespoons Trim Healthy Mama Gentle Sweet

  • 4 Teaspoons Baking Powder

  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt

  • 1 1/4 Cup Half n Half

  • 1/4 Cup Melted Butter


preheat oven to 425 degrees combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix together add the wet ingredients and stir to mix well until smooth. in a cast iron skillet, rub a thin layer of butter and then add the cornbread mixture to the cast iron skillet. bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown on top.

I use two different cast iron skillet sizes, one is the 8 inch and the other is the 10 inch cast iron skillet. I use the smallest skillet for me and the larger one for the rest of the family. I love to add additional ingredients to my cornbread mix, onions and jalapenos are two of my favorite add-ins. If you choose to add extra ingredients, simply mix them in and then bake according to directions.

low carb cast iron skillet cornbread
healthy low carb cornbread  using masa mix and baking blend (thm)

I can also assure you that this is kid friendly and husband approved! This low carb skillet cornbread is so delicious that we rarely ever have any leftovers. I would love to know if you try it!

Do you love cooking with cast iron skillets or would you love to know how to care for cast iron skillets

low carb cast iron skillet cornbread

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