Fluffy Healthy Pumpkin Cornbread

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Fluffy Healthy Pumpkin Cornbread

This fluffy and Healthy Pumpkin Cornbread recipe is perfect for fall!

Healthy Pumpkin Cornbread recipe

Hey guys!

Although I grew up in Florida my Mom was from Tennesee which meant I grew up with all kinds of traditional Southern traditions.  Cornbread was one of them.  It was at ALL meals and especially at the holiday table.  I have such lovely memories of both my Mom and my Grandmother, Bea mixing cornbread from scratch and cooking it in a well worn, seasoned cast iron skillet.  Neither of them had a recipe and did it by sight.  To this day I still can’t recreate it JUST right even though they both showed me dozens of times.

So instead of not getting their version exactly right AGAIN, I decided to whip up something totally NEW this year.  This Healthy Pumpkin Cornbread recipe is the perfect twist on the Southern classic.  It’s soft, fluffy and would be perfect on your Thanksgiving table OR just for any fall meal.

Healthy Pumpkin Cornbread recipe

Why you’ll love this Healthy Pumpkin Cornbread recipe…

One of the best things about baking with pumpkin is it has the ability to make what you bake fluffy!  If you’ve ever added it to pancakes (If not, try my Easy Pumpkin Pancake recipe that uses a boxed mix!) you know that it instantly turns then into the softest ones you’ve ever made.

Turns out adding pumpkin to cornbread does the same thing!  It takes what is sometimes dry and makes it super moist and fluffy.  Adding pumpkin to the cornbread is THE way to go!

Healthy Pumpkin Cornbread recipe

This healthier cornbread is sweet but has no added refined sugar.  I sweetened mine with a touch of honey… which compliments the pumpkin perfectly.

There is butter in this cornbread… because I am Southern BUT it also works with coconut oil if that’ your jam.

Healthy Pumpkin Cornbread recipe

What’s in my Healthy Pumpkin Cornbread recipe?

This fluffy cornbread has just a few ingredients!

  • Cornmeal
  • White Wheat Flour <– can sub your favorite flour
  • Honey
  • Pumpkin
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Milk
  • Eggs

Healthy Pumpkin Cornbread recipe

How to make my Healthy Pumpkin Cornbread recipe…

  1. Mix the dry ingredients together.
  2. Add the wet ingredients.
  3. Spread in a pan.
  4. Bake and enjoy it!


The cornbread tastes amazing right out of the oven or the next day.  Serve it at the holiday table or even with your favorite chili.


Healthy Pumpkin Cornbread recipe

This may not be as good as Mom’s… but it’s the next best thing!  I hope you enjoy it.



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Healthy Pumpkin Cornbread recipe


Healthy Pumpkin Cornbread recipe

Fluffy and Healthy Pumpkin Cornbread recipe

This Healthy Pumpkin Cornbread recipe is fluffy and perfectly pumpkin-y! Great for Thanksgiving or even with a bowl of chili.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Bread, Dinner, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 213 kcal


  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup white wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted & cooled
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray an 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Mix the cornmeal, flour, baking soda and salt together. Add the milk, butter, honey, pumpkin puree, and eggs. Mix until just combined and pour into a baking dish.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  • Serve warm!


Calories: 213kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 4gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 226mgPotassium: 108mgFiber: 3gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 1886IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Healthy Pumpkin Cornbread recipe
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Healthy Pumpkin Cornbread recipe


Your turn!

Does your family like cornbread?

By | 2020-09-10T17:24:39-04:00 November 18th, 2019|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Food, Side Dishes, Snacks & Appetizers|6 Comments


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  2. Farrah November 20, 2019 at 11:08 pm - Reply

    I’ve somehow still never tried making my own cornbread, but this looks super good! *-*

  3. Leslie November 19, 2019 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I’ve never had pumpkin cornbread! Loving this fall twist on a traditional favorite. You made it perfectly!

  4. Kalee November 18, 2019 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    You’ve mixed two of my favorites into one amazing recipe! I love the pumpkin in this!!

  5. Deborah Brooks November 18, 2019 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    I love cornbread too! Adding in pumpkin is a yummy idea

  6. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real November 18, 2019 at 8:21 am - Reply

    I’ve never heard of pumpkin cornbread but it sounds like such a festive dish for this time of year! I’m not sure what we’re being tasked to bring for Thanksgiving dinner but I’ll keep this in mind if we end up needing to bring a side.

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