This cornbread for one is a total game-changer! You get the classic flavors of cornbread without the hassle. It requires just 5 minutes to prepare and, chances are, you already have everything you need right in your kitchen! Say goodbye to traditional cornmeal. This cornbread is conveniently made with oats and frozen corn. Not only is it incredibly delicious, but it effortlessly comes together and is the perfect single-serving size! It could not be easier to make this cornbread, and this recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free!
Why You Will Love Single Serving Cornbread
- It is the perfect single-serving cornbread for one to enjoy!
- This cornbread is easy to make and made with simple pantry staples.
- It is an effortless way to enjoy cornbread!
- This recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free.
- We used oats instead of cornmeal, making it even easier.
- Make this recipe quickly with frozen corn.
What Is Cornbread For One?
This cornbread recipe is the perfect single-serving size for one to enjoy! You can prepare a serving of cornbread in about 5 minutes! There is no need to make an entire cornbread. You only need a few simple ingredients for this recipe that you likely have in your pantry. We have simplified the process of making cornbread while keeping the delicious flavors you know and love.
Ingredients Needed For Single Serving Cornbread
- Oats: Use rolled oats or quick oats for this recipe.
- Baking Powder: Helps the cornbread rise in the oven.
- Salt: A pinch of salt enhances the flavor.
- Frozen Corn: Use frozen corn to make this recipe super easy.
- Milk: Use your milk of choice. We used unsweetened almond milk.
- Egg: One egg helps the cornbread come together.
- Honey: Drizzle honey on top of the cornbread once cooked. Or, add two teaspoons of sweetener to the batter if you aren’t adding any honey.
What Baking Dish To Use
Make this cornbread for one in an oven-safe baking dish. Use a small square or rectangular baking dish. The baking dish we used is 6 ounces in size. This silicone mini loaf pan and this non-stick mini loaf pan are great options. Or, if you don’t have a baking dish, you can use a small oven-safe ramekin, about 4-6 ounces in size.
How To Make Cornbread For One
Step 1: Let the frozen corn defrost for about 5 minutes.
Step 2: Place the rolled oats in a blender. Then, thoroughly blend the oats.
Step 3: Add the baking powder, salt, frozen corn, and unsweetened vanilla almond milk to the blender. Then, thoroughly blend these ingredients. If you aren’t drizzling honey on top, add two teaspoons of your sweetener of choice to the blender and blend it in.
Step 4: Add the egg to the blender and lightly pulse it in.
Step 5: Lightly spray an oven-safe small baking dish with oil. Then, pour the batter into the baking dish.
Step 6: Place the baking dish on a baking sheet and bake the cornbread at 350° F for 27-30 minutes. Then, let it slightly cool, drizzle with honey, and enjoy!
- Spray Ramekin With Oil: Lightly spray your oven-safe ramekin with oil so the cornbread doesn’t stick, and you can easily remove it once cooked.
- Slightly Defrost The Corn: When making this recipe, let the frozen corn defrost for about 5 minutes. It doesn’t need to defrost fully, but let it slightly come to room temperature. It makes it easier to blend the ingredients.
- Blend Until Smooth: Thoroughly blend the ingredients in the blender until smooth. You don’t want your cornbread mixture to have any lumps.
- Pulse In The Egg: Lightly pulse in the egg after you blend the other ingredients. It helps so you don’t over-blend the egg.
- Make More Servings: Double this recipe or make as many individual servings of cornbread in baking dishes as you need.
How To Serve Cornbread
Once cooked, let the cornbread slightly cool. Then, carefully remove it from the ramekin and transfer it to a plate. Drizzle honey over the top and enjoy!
Cornbread Recipe Variations
- What Corn To Use: If you don’t have frozen corn, you can use fresh corn or rinsed and drained canned corn instead.
- Add Sweetener: We did not add a sweetener to the batter as we knew we were drizzling honey on top once cooked. If you aren’t adding honey, use two teaspoons of sugar or a 1:1 sugar-free sweetener. It will lightly sweeten the cornbread.
- Gluten-Free Cornbread: This recipe is naturally gluten-free if you use gluten-free oats. There is no flour in this recipe.
- Make Dairy-Free: Make this cornbread dairy-free. Use your favorite dairy-free milk, such as almond milk.
- Milk Substitution: Use your favorite milk or non-dairy milk. Some options are unsweetened almond milk, oat milk, 1% milk, and non-fat milk.
- Oats Substitution: You can use either rolled oats or quick oats. Don’t use steel-cut oats.
- Use Oat Flour: If you have oat flour on hand, use 1/2 cup of it in this recipe instead of blending the rolled oats into oat flour. Add the oat flour to the blender with the rest of the ingredients and omit the rolled oats.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Cornbread Healthy?
This single-serving cornbread is a healthier option than traditional cornbread. Instead of all-purpose flour, we blended rolled oats into oat flour. Also, there is no butter, cornmeal, buttermilk, or refined sugar in this recipe, only some honey drizzled on top. It is a lightened-up single-serving made with simple ingredients!
What Is Cornbread Made Out Of?
Cornbread is typically made with flour, cornmeal, eggs, sugar, and buttermilk. We have lightened it up and simplified the process. For this recipe, you only need rolled oats, one egg, almond milk, baking powder, and frozen corn!
Is Cornbread Gluten-Free?
Most cornbread is not gluten-free because it is made with flour. However, this single-serving cornbread is gluten-free! Just make sure to use certified gluten-free rolled oats. There is no traditional flour in this recipe, instead, the oats are blended into oat flour.
Can You Make Cornbread Without Cornmeal?
Yes, you can make cornbread without cornmeal! We used frozen corn and oats instead. It is much easier, and you still get the classic cornbread flavor.
Should Cornbread Be Served Warm?
We recommend serving this cornbread when it is warm after baking it. Let it slightly cool so you can carefully remove it from the baking dish, drizzle with honey, and enjoy.
What Can I Use Instead Of Cornmeal For Cornbread?
This cornbread recipe does not contain cornmeal. Instead of cornmeal, use rolled oats and frozen corn.
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1 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories259
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 1.9g 5%
- Cholesterol 164mg 55%
- Sodium 237mg 10%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 5.3g 20%
- Sugars 2g
- Protein 12.1g 24%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.