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Keto Cornbread

Keto Cornbread

Keto Cornbread

This Keto Cornbread is sure to knock your socks off, it’s a wonderful low carb alternative to the southern classic. Growing up cornbread was a staple around our house, so much so that we had a cast iron skillet devoted to cornbread.  Nothing else was allowed to be cooked in that skillet, and the bottom of it was slicker than owl snot (I love southern colloquialisms).  We ate cornbread on the side of so many dishes, but it was most commonly served with soup beans and collard greens, which is about as stereotypical a southern meal as they come.

If you’ve been following Cast Iron Keto on social media, you may have seen the news that my grandmother passed away in the middle of August.  She made the best cornbread, and she also had the best adages and colloquialisms.  She worked as a nurse for over 50 years and at the funeral home one of the doctors she worked with had a list of these "Roxie-isms" he had typed up and printed out.  Some off these are a little... colorful, so as my Nana would say "Pardon my French", but I thought I would take this opportunity to share a few of my favorites:

  • I believe in cussing when you’re mad and scratching when you’re itching

  • I’m as cold as a well diggers butt crack in January

  • I was as nervous as a long tail cat in a room full of rocking chairs

  • He was shaking like a dog shittin’ a peach seed

  • What do you know? I know 100lbs of flour will make a damn big biscuit.

  • Never kick a fresh turd on a warm day

  • I’ve ate so much cheese, I’ll have to board my butt up to keep the rats out.

  • If a frog had wings, he wouldn’t bump his ass every time he jumped

  • I’m as hungry as a woodpecker in a steel mill

I’d love to hear your favorite southern (or not so southern) saying in the comment section below

Anyway, about the cornbread... I took the liberty to add some jalapeños to mine, but it is just ast good without them if you’re in the mood for something a little milder.  If you want a killer comfort meal it pairs great with these pork belly collard greens, keto fried chicken, or this keto version of mashed potatoes and gravy 

Keto Cornbread


Serves: 16

Keto Cornbread

Use this Keto Cornbread to soak up chili, eat as a side, or simply as a snack. You can make it with out without fillings, jalapeno bacon cheddar is a personal favorite.

prep time: 05 minscook time: 30 minstotal time: 35 mins


1/2 cup almond flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 large eggs
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup butter, melted

Optional Fillings:

2 jalapeños, thinly sliced
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


1 Preheat the oven to 325° F. 

2. In a medium bowl mix together all of the ingredients except the jalapeños 9if not using toppings/fillings simply omit them). 

3. Pour the batter into a 10.5" well seasoned cast iron skillet and top with jalapeños, bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before cutting and serving. 


Store at room temperature for up to 3 days.



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