Today, I'm thrilled to share with you a great recipe that perfectly balances the comforting warmth of cornbread with the health-conscious choices we all strive for – my delectable Weight Watcher's Corn bread.
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As a passionate baker, devoted food blogger, and an advocate for mindful eating, I understand the importance of creating dishes that not only satisfy our taste buds but also align with our wellness goals.
In the world of healthy foods, this skinny cornbread recipe has earned its place as a star on my family's dining table.
Its golden, crumbly texture and just the right touch of sweetness make it a perfect side dish for any meal. The best part? It won't tip the scales on your WW points – a delightful combination of flavor and smart points that won't leave you compromising on taste.
Join me on this culinary journey as we explore the secrets behind crafting the perfect healthy cornbread that pleases both discerning family members and your Weight Watchers plan.
Let's dive into the kitchen, where a symphony of flavors awaits, and where every bite is a step towards a healthier, happier you.
Make sure try some of my other popular healthy Weight Watcher recipes. Low Calorie Wendy's Frosty, 3 Ingredient Cinnamon Muffins , Mini DASH Chaffles, Air Fryer Beignets and The WW Zero Point Apple Crisp Chips.
Why make this recipe?
You don't want to miss out on this easy cornbread recipe with great flavor!
Weight Watcher Friendly - This Weight Watchers bread recipe is only 5 points for one serving. Since the new Weight Watchers plan is personalized you will have to input the ingredients used into your WW app to get your exact WW personalpoints.
Easy to Make - This Weight Watchers skinny Corn Bread requires only a handful of simple ingredients and 25-30 minutes of cook time.
Ingredients needed and Alternate Ingredients
Buttermilk - I used whole buttermilk for this cornbread mix, preferably if you can find 1% low fat buttermilk or swap the buttermilk for greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is thicker and tangier than regular yogurt, so it can mimic some of the qualities of buttermilk.
To replace buttermilk with Greek yogurt in a cornbread recipe, you can use an equal amount of Greek yogurt, but you may need to adjust the consistency of the batter.
How to Make Weight Watchers Corn Bread
1: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Coat an 8 inch square pan with cooking spray.
2: In a large bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Mix well with a whisk, then make a well in the center, set aside.
3: In a medium bowl mix the creamed corn, buttermilk, egg whites, and oil until blended. Pour mixture into the dry ingredients; mix until blended. Pour batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top.
4: Bake until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean, about 25-30 minutes. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Cool to room temperature before cutting into 8 squares.
5: Serving size one square. For a sweeter cornbread add a drizzle of honey over the top.
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254 calories are in one square of the WW homemade cornbread recipe. But the number of calories in homemade cornbread can vary based on the specific ingredients and proportions used in the recipe. Different recipes may include varying amounts of flour, cornmeal, sugar, butter, milk, and other ingredients, all of which contribute to the overall calorie count.
Comparing the healthiness of cornbread and regular bread depends on various factors, including the specific ingredients used, the preparation method, and individual dietary needs. Cornbread: Traditional cornbread is often made with cornmeal, which can be a good source of fiber and certain nutrients. However, some recipes may include added sugars, fats, or processed ingredients, which can impact its overall nutritional profile.
Bread: The healthiness of regular bread depends on the type. Whole-grain or whole-wheat bread is generally considered a healthier option than white bread because it retains more nutrients and fiber from the whole grain. Bottom line - both cornbread and regular bread can be part of a healthy diet when prepared with wholesome ingredients and consumed in moderation. It's crucial to consider individual dietary needs and preferences.
Ultimately, the choice between white and yellow cornmeal comes down to personal taste. Some people prefer the sweetness and lightness of white cornmeal, while others enjoy the heartiness and richer flavor of yellow cornmeal. You might want to experiment with both types and see which one you prefer or even try a mix of the two for a balanced flavor and texture.
- Quality Ingredients: Start with high-quality ingredients, including fresh buttermilk and a reputable brand of canned creamed corn.
- Measuring Accuracy: Accurate measurements are crucial in baking. Use measuring cups for dry ingredients and a liquid measuring cup for liquids like buttermilk.
- Temperature Matters: Ensure all your ingredients, especially buttermilk and eggs, are at room temperature. This helps with better incorporation and a smoother batter.
- Preheat the Pan: Preheat your cast-iron skillet or baking pan before adding the batter. This promotes a crispier crust.
- Proper Mixing Technique: Mix the dry ingredients separately from the wet ones. Then, gently fold the dry mixture into the wet ingredients until just combined. Overmixing can lead to a dense cornbread.
- Creamed Corn Addition: Drain excess liquid from the canned creamed corn before adding it to the batter. This prevents the cornbread from becoming too wet.
- Buttermilk Substitute: If you're out of buttermilk, you can make a substitute by adding a tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice to regular milk. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes before using.
- Sweetener Adjustment: Adjust the amount of sweetness to your taste preference by adding in honey. Some people like a slightly sweeter cornbread, while others prefer it less sweet.
- Use Cornmeal with Texture: Choose a coarser cornmeal for a better texture. This adds a pleasant crunch to your cornbread.
- Resting Time: Allow the batter to rest for a few minutes before baking. This gives the leavening agents time to work and results in a fluffier texture.
- Baking Time and Temperature: Follow the recommended baking time and temperature in your recipe. Overbaking can lead to a dry cornbread.
- Check for Doneness: Use the toothpick test. Insert a toothpick into the center of the cornbread – if it comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs, it's done.
- Serve Warm: Cornbread is best served warm. Allow it to cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
- Experiment with Add-ins: Consider adding extras like grated cheese, chopped jalapeños, or diced onions for additional flavor and texture.
- Storage: Store leftover cornbread in an airtight container. To reheat, wrap slices in foil and warm in the oven for a few minutes to regain moisture.
Are you a Weight Watcher?
If you follow my Blog you probably already know I am a lifetime member of Weight Watchers and I like to point all of my Recipes with the WW Points System.
This Weight Watchers friendly Cornbread recipe recipe is only 5 Points on my Weight Watchers points app for 1 crispy cornbread square.
Weight Watchers has a new individualized program right now to make it easier to enjoy the foods you love and still lose weight.
Just plug the ingredients into your WW app to confirm the points for your individual program.
Make sure you check out my Newbie WW Tips and Tricks Guide if you are just getting started.
If you are planning to travel soon make sure you check out my 100 Tips for healthy eating on the go.
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