The Ultimate Healthy Cornbread

This easy cornbread recipe tastes just like traditional ones—but with none of the guilt! It’s tender, lightly sweetened, and perfect for serving with soup, chili, game day spreads, or anytime you’re craving comfort food. Leftovers will keep for at least 5 days if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


  • Yields: 16 squares
  • 1 ¼ cups (150g) finely ground cornmeal (measured like this)
  • ½ cup (60g) white whole wheat flour or gluten-free flour (measured like this)
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp (14g) unsalted butter or coconut oil, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup (120g) plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp (30mL) honey
  • ¼ cup (60mL) nonfat milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F, and coat an 8”-square pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the butter, egg, and vanilla. Stir in the Greek yogurt, mixing until no large lumps remain. Stir in the honey. Alternate between adding the cornmeal mixture and milk, beginning and ending with the cornmeal mixture, and stirring just until incorporated. (For best results, add the cornmeal mixture in 3 equal parts.)
  3. Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Bake at 350°F for 18-20 minutes or until the edges begin to turn golden and the center feels firm to the touch. Cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes before slicing and serving. (For the best texture, let it cool completely to room temperature.)

Weight Watchers: Old Points = 1; Points+ = 2; Smart Points = 2