Sweet Skillet Cornbread– Fluffy cornbread with a layer of corn kernels & a touch of sweetness is the perfect side for any gumbo, stew, or chili. Weight Watchers friendly recipe- 5 SmartPoints!
There are specific meals I make that require some type of bread to be served alongside. Spaghetti needs to be served with bread sticks, Tikka Masala needs to be served with naan, and gumbo or any kind of stew MUST be served with cornbread. My Sweet Skillet Cornbread is a healthy and delicious twist on traditional cornbread. Fluffy cornbread with a layer of corn kernels and a touch of sweetness is the perfect side for any gumbo, stew, or chili. This is a Weight Watchers friendly recipe and each serving is 5 SmartPoints.
I grew up eating cornbread with specific meals. I remember always being excited when I knew what my mom was making for dinner because I knew it would be served with cornbread. I remember in college anytime I’d make those recipes my mom made, I always had cornbread as a side. It was until a few years ago that I started to make cornbread from scratch and realized there was no need to buy the boxed cornbread mix because I already have all the ingredients in my pantry!
Traditional cornbread can be full of fat and carbs so my take on the traditional recipe calls for healthy ingredients… whole wheat flour, reduced fat milk, and Greek yogurt A few months ago, I shared another version of cornbread: Skillet Green Chili Cornbread. You might be wondering why I have two versions… well my friends, one version is on the savory side with layers of green chilies and cheese, and the other version is sweeter with layers of corn kernels and honey.
Not only is this recipe less fat than traditional cornbread, it’s super easy! You just need two mixing bowls, a whisk, and a medium to small cast iron skillet!! In a large mixing bowl, whisk cornmeal, white whole wheat flour, baking powder, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
In another mixing bowl, whisk greek yogurt, an egg, 2% milk, honey, and olive oil.
Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and whisk until all ingredients are combined. Add frozen corn and mix together. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees. Once the oven is preheated, add your cast iron skillet to the oven and let it sit in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove the skillet from the oven and pour the cornbread mixture into the skillet, smoothing the top with a wooden spoon.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the top is golden brown.
Sweet Skillet Cornbread is a healthy and delicious twist on traditional cornbread. Fluffy cornbread with a layer of corn and a touch of sweetness is the perfect side for gumbo, stew, or chili. Easy to make and delicious to eat! Serve this cornbread with my Cajun Bean & Chicken Stew, or Chicken & Shrimp Gumbo! Only 140 calories and 5 Weight Watchers SmartPoints per slice!
I hope you enjoy these bites of flavor!
Check out this 60 second video for how to make Sweet Skillet Cornbread: