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Healthy Cornbread - 100% Simply Filling with no butter, no flour, and no sugar! |

I love making my Pumpkin-Coca Chili, but it’s better with a little starchy something on the side. Crackers are out for me. But rummaging around my old Weight Watchers folder (from my pre-baby days) I discovered a recipe I’d saved for “CORE-n Bread.” The Weight Watchers Simply Filling plan evolved out of the CORE plan, so I took a closer look at the recipe. Everything in it was still good to go for the Simply Filling plan, but I couldn’t remember that I’d ever actually made this recipe. I gave it a try and was amazed at how yummy it turned out. It tasted like cornbread, lightly sweet and VERY filling. We first cut it into eight pieces and quickly discovered that was too filling, so we opted for 16 pieces.

Healthy Cornbread

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 16

Serving Size: 1/16th

Healthy Cornbread


  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup Cream of Wheat, uncooked
  • 1 cup fat free sour cream
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup xylitol (or sweetener of choice)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup fat free milk


  1. Mix all of the ingredients
  2. Pour batter into pan coated with non-stick spray
  3. Bake at 400°F for 35 minutes

There’s just one caveat for this recipe: It’s REALLY good, so be careful not to overindulge. Alexa ate most of this, I think — she kept begging for just another little piece. But it lasted us most of the week!



Note: A full pan of this cornbread is 1001 calories, 36g protein, 5g fat, 25g fiber, and 20g sugar. Each piece is 2 Weight Watchers SmartPoints.


P.S. Be sure to check out my other healthy recipes, including lasagna, breakfast egg, cheese, and hash brown casserole, ham and cheese pizza, mashed potatoes, oatmeal-banana cookies, crepes, and chocolate “Frosty.”


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  1. I wouldn’t want to put the artificial sweetener in it .would it turn out if I don’t use it? maybe just using a tablespoon of real sugar.

        1. I haven’t had Mexican cornbread, but it looks like the big difference is the addition of chile peppers. So it sure seems to me like you could turn it into Mexican cornbread by adding 1/2 (4 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers (drained).

  2. I just tried this 11:00 p.m. last night. It was great! It was a satisfying late night snack that did not affect the scale in the morning. I just a piece warmed with a little light Olivio spread for breakfast.

        1. Hi, Marlene! Yes, one slice is 2 SmartPoints. If you use the old Weight Watchers point system (used before Nov. 2010), it is a little over 1 point per serving. Keep in mind there are 16 servings, as this is VERY dense and filling.

  3. The cornbread was amazing; however, the calorie count for the whole pan is actually 1486, not 1001. Still much less than a normal batch, but slightly more than stated. Otherwise, amazing!

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