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March 6, 2016 / Asimplemother

Sugar Free Cornbread

This year once again I gave up all sugar and sweeteners for Lent.  As I embarked on this journey, I was once again reminded of the challenge to create meals without sugar.  And 0nce again, I have found the challenge a good one.

Last Sunday I made a delicious Bean & Vegetable Soup.  I wanted to serve corn bread with it but realized it contained sugar. Challenge accepted!  Solution found! Substituting pineapple and its juice are an excellent natural sweetener.  As an added bonus, the combination of pineapple juice and milk created a buttermilk-like mixture resulting in a lighter texture.

Our Sunday lunch was a huge hit! Even our almost 3-year old son asked for seconds.

No Added Sugar


1 1/4 cup Ground Oatmeal (regular)
3/4 cup Corn Meal
2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 egg
1/4 cup Cooking Oil
3/4 cup Pineapple Juice
1/4 cup Milk
1 cup Pineapple Chunks, crushed
3 strips Cooked Bacon, crumbled


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9×9 inch pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix oatmeal, corn meal, baking powder and salt.
  3. Stir together pineapple juice and milk
  4. Make a well in the dry mixture.
  5. Pour in milk mixture, oil and egg.  Stir together until well mixed
  6. Stir in pineapple and bacon
  7. Pour into prepared pan
  8. Bake 20-25 minutes

Makes 12 servings





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