Holly Clegg’s Seafood Cornbread

Holly Clegg's Seafood Cornbread at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet - thismamacooks.com Looking for a different but healthy side dish for your Fourth of July party? My friend and cookbook author extraordinaire, Holly Clegg shares her recipe for Seafood Cornbread in today’s guest post. I love cornbread and I adore seafood, so this recipe is bound to be fantastic!

If you love Cajun food, make sure to check out her book trim&TERRIFIC® Gulf Coast Favorites Cookbook [affiliate link]. You can also find Holly at The Healthy Cooking Blog and HollyClegg.com as well as on Twitter and Facebook.

My favorite healthy cornbread recipe

I recently appeared on a TV show with my Seafood Cornbread recipe. With so many recipe requests, I knew immediately what recipe to feature to round out your Fourth of July Menu!

When it comes to barbecues, everyone seems to have their own style of grilling and classics such as potato salad, baked beans and cole slaw grace the summer menu. So, what about the bread?

This cornbread recipe is scrumptious, outstanding and melts in your mouth. I know since I live in Louisiana where seafood is plentiful. However, this recipe works well with canned or frozen seafood as well. A fun preparation is to make in muffin pans (mini or regular) and serve in a basket. And, yes, cornbread freezes if you have any left.

If you don’t like seafood, just leave it out for a wonderful variation on cornbread. Diabetic friendly as it is low in fat, carbs, and sodium is the best surprise of all!

Holly Clegg's Seafood Cornbread at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet - thismamacooks.com

Seafood Cornbread

Corn, cheese, seafood, and just a bit of jalapeños unite for truly exceptional flavor in every bite

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose regular or gluten free flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, cored and chopped
  • 1 (15-ounce) can cream-style corn
  • 1 cup shredded, reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons chopped jalapeño pepper slices (found in jar)
  • 2 cups combination seafood ( small peeled shrimp, cooked; crabmeat, or crawfish)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven 350°F. Coat 13 × 9 × 2-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray
  2. In a large bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, baking soda, and sugar.
  3. In another bowl, combine milk, egg, and oil.
  4. Add remaining ingredients except seafood. Mix well.
  5. Stir into flour mixture. Gently stir in seafood.
  6. Transfer mixture to prepared pan. Bake for 55–60 minutes or until golden brown.
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 Hour
Total Time: 1 Hour 20 Minutes
Servings: Makes 28 squares
  • Serving size: 1 square
  • Calories: 87
  • Calories from Fat: 29 (33%)
  • Total Fat: 3g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 130 mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 27mg

Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 lean meat

Weight Watchers POINTS = 2

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