This coconut flour cornbread is made with baby corn which is high in fiber so net carbs are kept low. It’s a delicious gluten free bread perfect for dinner.
After hearing about how others have made low carb cornbread using baby corn, I decided to give it a try. Although the recipes I saw used almond flour, I wanted to make a coconut flour cornbread. Gluten free coconut flour is much lighter than nut flours.
I took a basic coconut flour bread recipe and added a can baby corn. You could likely use my basic quick bread recipe as well. I thought about pureeing the corn first, but figured it would be better to have it chopped so there would be chunks of corn in the bread.
As you can see in the photo below, the corn wasn’t that finely chopped. I used a manual hand chopper to cut up the canned baby corn.
The bread turned out a nice golden color with browned edges. It looked very much like my regular cornbread recipe made with corn meal.
You can cut back on the corn and use fresh baby corn instead. I’ve also seen corn extract flavoring for those who’d rather not add any corn.
I was very pleased with the look and taste of this coconut flour cornbread. This recipe could also be made as muffins or in cornbread molds. Like most low carb breads, it can be frozen to be eaten later.
This is not a very sweet bread. If you like your cornbread on the sweet side, I’d suggest doubling the sweeteners. I’d use liquid sweeteners and too much sugar alcohol can impact blood sugar.
The best cornbread I’ve ever had was hot and spicy. So, I will likely modify this recipe next time by adding chopped peppers and some cayenne powder.
I have seen people make low carb cornbread using a corn extract. If you’ve gone grain free and are avoiding corn, you can certainly try a flavoring instead. However, the corn extract is difficult to find and can be expensive.
Just because I love to experiment, I’m going to try making this coconut flour cornbread with the extract. That will definitely cut back on the carbs as well.
If you have regular Mexican night at your house, this low carb cornbread is sure to be a hit. I’d use a food processor to break up the corn better next time.
Although I enjoyed this coconut flour cornbread by itself, it would make a nice complement to a Mexican dish like no bean chili. I may try grilling a slice in butter to eat for breakfast tomorrow.
I’ve come up with several low carb sweet quick bread recipes as well. You can check out most of them in the collection I put together here.
Low Carb Gluten Free Coconut Flour Cornbread
Coconut Flour Cornbread
In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs with the erythritol and stevia until well blended. Slowly whisk in the melted butter. Stir in the chopped corn.
In a small bowl, mix together the coconut flour, baking powder and salt. Add the flour mix into the wet mix until well combined. Spread into a greased or sprayed 9×5 bread pan.
Bake at 350º for 40 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes then remove from pan and cool on rack.
Makes 12 servings with 1.5g net carbs each.