Oprah's Skinny Cornbread Recipe (2024)

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Recently my daughter and I have become smitten with cornbread. I never had it growing up and really only began eating it a couple years ago. A friend of mine (looking at you Maria) is known for her cornbread and corn bread pudding.When I came across Oprah Winfrey's Skinny Cornbread recipe, you know we had to give it a whirl!

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What's not to love about Oprah?? She's funny, relatable, driven, giving and so much more. I admire her. Her latest cookbook, which I was sent a copy to review, Food Health and Happiness -115 on-point recipes for great meals and a better life,is gorgeous! It's a work of art really.

In the cookbook, Oprah weaves in intimate photos, stories and in my opinion some fantastic recipes. The soup section of the book is impressive. Oprah offers fresh, vibrant salad recipes as well as entrée options. Most recipes are simple, yet elegant and well thought out in terms of balance.

This is a really nice cookbook and a great read as well. I see quite a number of recipes with bright flavors I want to make, which I have to say hasn't happened in a while for me when flipping through a cookbook. Check it out, you can see a preview of the book as well.

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When I saw Oprah's Skinny Cornbread recipe, I knew I had to make it. I am glad I did. It has great consistency, just the right amount of sweetness and corn taste plus a little kick from the jalapenos...Yum! Next I want to try her Summer Corn Chowder and Art Smiths Legendary Fried Chicken (Lord do I want that)!!

Table of Contents

Cornbread Ingredients

  • Flour
  • Baking powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Ground cornmeal
  • Buttermilk
  • Egg
  • Oil
  • Diced onion - adds great flavor and texture
  • Corn kernels - adds sweetness and texture
  • Diced jalapenos - adds a nice kick, texture and a pop of color

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • Coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat pan over med-high heat.
  • Sauté onions, corn, and jalapenos until corn is slightly charred for approximately 5 minutes. Set aside and cool to room temperature.
  • Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a medium bowl, add in cornmeal and whisk to blend.
  • In a small bowl, whisk buttermilk, egg, and oil. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon. Fold in the corn mixture.
  • Coat a 10 inch cast iron skillet with cooking spray and pour in the mixture. Level and smooth the top with a spatula.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, until the top is lightly golden and the center is just firm to the touch.
  • Transfer the pan to a wire oven rack to cool for a few minutes before cutting the corn bread into wedges.

I hope you decide to try Oprah's Skinny Cornbread recipe and enjoy it as much as we do!

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Oprah's Skinny Cornbread Recipe & Summer Entertainin

Oprah Winfrey

recipe for low calorie cornbread. Oprah's Skinny cornbread recipe.

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Prep Time 15 minutes mins

Cook Time 15 minutes mins

Total Time 30 minutes mins

Course Appetizer, Side Dish

Cuisine American

Servings 6 servings

Calories 239 kcal

Ingredients

  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • ¼ cup diced yellow onion
  • ½ cup fresh or thawed frozen corn kernels
  • 2 TBS seeded and finely dices jalapeno chilies
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 TBS sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup stone-ground yellow cornmeal
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 2 TBS grapeseed oil

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

  • Coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over4 med-high heat. Saute onions, corn, and jalapenos until corn is slightly charred. Approximately 5 minutes.Set aside and cool to room temperature.

  • Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a medium bowl, add in cornmeal and whisk to blend.

  • In a small bowl, whisk buttermilk, egg, and oil.Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon. Fold in the corn mixture.

  • Coat a 10 inch cast iron skillet with cooking spray and pour in the mixture. Level and smooth the top with a spatula.

  • Bake for 15 minutes, until the top is lightly golden and the center is just firm to the touch.

  • Transfer the pan to a wire oven rack to cool for a few minutes before cutting the corn bread into wedges.

Nutrition

Serving: 6servingsCalories: 239kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 6gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 452mgPotassium: 188mgFiber: 3gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 149IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 123mgIron: 2mg

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  1. Christina | Christina's Cucina says

    I LOVE cornbread and this recipe sounds good to me! Jalapeños?! I'm in!

    You've totally reminded me that I haven't made cornbread in ages!! Thanks for the reminder! 🙂

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  2. Nutmeg Nanny says

    Have to check out her cookbook! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Judy says

    How many WW Smart points are these per serving? Would love to try this recipe!

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  4. D'Aun Littlefield says

    I would love know the smartpoints for Oprah's delicious cornbread recipe!!
    I love cornbread! I am do glad and happy I came across your webpage. I am on my 5th week of ww freestyle.

    Reply

  5. Gertie says

    I calculated 7 freestyle points each serving with WW calculator.

    Reply

  6. Marla Olsen says

    I am on the blue plan, and using 0 point monk fruit I have a 6 point total.

    Reply

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