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Sweet Whole Wheat Cornbread

Sweet Whole Wheat Cornbread

Jessica Braider
This sweet cornbread, made with whole wheat flour, is a quick and easy side dish for Thanksgiving, but you can serve it year-round instead of rolls. And for a fun spin, see below for directions on how to make this Apple Cheddar Cornbread.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (use wheat/gluten-free if needed)
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup low fat milk (or use any variety)
  • 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8 x 8-inch baking pan thoroughly with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and then add the wet ingredients. Stir until just combined with no lumps (don’t overmix), and transfer it to the baking dish.
  • Bake it for 30 minutes or until it is golden brown and a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Alternatively, fill a muffin tin with the batter and bake for 20 minutes.

Apple Cheddar Cornbread

  • To make Apple Cheddar Cornbread, stir 1 peeled, cored, and diced apple and 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese into the batter before baking.


Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 227, Total Fat: 8g, 12%; Saturated Fat: 1g, 4%; Cholesterol: 42mg, 14%; Sodium: 220mg, 9.5%; Total Carbohydrate: 36g, 12%; Dietary Fiber: 3g, 12%; Sugar: 13g; Protein: 6g
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