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Oprah's Skinny Cornbread Recipe made in a cast iron skillet

Oprah's Skinny Cornbread Recipe & Summer Entertainin

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: oprahs cornbread recipe, skinny corn bread
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 239kcal
Author: Oprah Winfrey
recipe for low calorie cornbread. Oprah's Skinny cornbread recipe.
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  • 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


  • 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.


Serving: 6servings | Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 452mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 149IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 2mg