Sugar-Free Cornbread

I had to experiment a lot to get this perfect, fluffy, and wholesome cornbread recipe, but I finally came up with one I like! Not only is it delicious, but it's gluten-free and uses Splenda® instead of sugar. If you'd like to use natural sugar instead, it will work just fine. A little bit of polenta gives it a really nice corn flavour on top of the cornmeal. The almond meal lowers the carb count, too! Enjoy! Cover with foil for the last 7 minutes of cooking time to avoid over-browning the top!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
1 9x13-inch pan


  • 1 cup granular sucralose sweetener (such as Splenda®)

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal

  • 1 ⅔ cups milk

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 cup brown rice flour

  • 1 cup almond meal

  • 1 cup cornmeal

  • cup quinoa flour

  • ¼ cup polenta

  • 4 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.

  2. Beat together sweetener, butter, water, and flaxseed meal using an electric mixer in a mixing bowl until creamy. Pour in milk and eggs; mix well. Add brown rice flour, almond meal, cornmeal, quinoa flour, polenta, baking powder, salt, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined and smooth.

  3. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 22 to 27 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can use margarine instead of butter, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

208 Calories
12g Fat
21g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 208
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 374mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 121mg 9%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 113mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.