Finding new things that you can eat when on a strict diet – like the one you have to follow if you suffer from a fatty liver – can prove to be pretty difficult.
Fortunately, there are a ton of ways to mix the things you can eat and come up with great, healthy options for your meals. I am planning to start sharing fatty liver-friendly recipes with you as well to help you as much as I can, on all fronts.
And we’re starting the new series with something that’s extremely easy to prepare at home and has the potential to make you very happy: cornbread. But we’re going to do it without cornmeal and we’re going to keep it light and low on carbs in order to help us lose weight and eat safe for NAFLD.
This cornbread without cornmeal recipe is perfect if you’re looking for something new to eat or an alternative to a favorite dish.
While it won’t have the exact taste of the “real deal,” it will be really close and I am sure you will love it. I tried it last night for the first time and I found it DELICIOUS!
Why make cornbread without cornmeal, in the first place? Well, except for those rare moments when you want to bake some and you have no cornmeal at home, here is why: cornmeal itself has a lot of calories and carbs and therefore it’s not that good for fatty liver.
The classic recipes also add a ton of sugar and/or honey and other sweets to the mix, making the end product definitely yummy, but extremely unhealthy.
And while it’s not that big of a problem for healthy people if they eat some with moderation, those looking to lose weight or keep their weight under control and following a fatty liver diet should stay away from the traditional cornbread.
But we’re making it without any cormneal today and keeping everything as healthy as possible, making it one of the healthiest cornbread youc an bake at home.
So let’s not waste any time and let’s check out below my cornbread recipe without cornmeal!
– 1 and a half cups of whole-wheat flour (you can mix and match different types of flour here based on your preferences, but make sure it’s only whole wheat)
– 1 can of Whole Kernel Corn, 15oz. (Make sure you buy corn that has no additional sugar or anything like that – and don’t throw away the brine)
– half a cup Milk (low fat works fine, too, but NOT no fat)
– 2 Eggs
– 1/4 cup softened butter
– 1 tablespoon Honey
– 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
– 1 teaspoon Salt
How to prepare
- Preheat over to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
- Blend all the corn as well as you can, as the smooth texture makes the whole thing taste better.
- Then mix the flour, salt, baking powder in a bowl.
- In a different bowl, mix the large eggs, blended corn, softened butter, honey and milk, plus the brine from the corn.
- Combine the contents of the two bowls and mix well until you get a pretty homogeneous paste.
- Line a cupcake pan with liners and fill each cup about three quarters up as the mixture will raise a bit in the oven.
- Place in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes. Make sure to check regularly and leave them there until they are golden brown.
This is it! Easy to prepare, yummy and as healthy as it can get.
Although this cornbread without cornmeal is way healthier than the traditional one, it’s still not something to eat a lot of, nor something to consider extremely healthy, especially for a fatty liver.
It definitely is healthier than traditional cornbread, and the fact that we use whole wheat and whole kernel corn (even though blended in the end), makes the carbs it has safer as they are absorbed at a slower rate.
But don’t forget that it still packs a nice punch in terms of carbs and calories and even fat. Also, if you swear by not eating any flour during your diet, you should ignore this dish completely.
Personally, I don’t consider these cornbread muffins that bad. I ate flour/bread and even cornmeal after being diagnosed and I was still able to reverse my fatty liver.
That’s why I don’t think that, eating these delicious cornbread cupcakes will actually be that bad if you do it with moderation (1 per day, most likely as a delicious snack and not on a daily basis). But it’s you in the end who decides what is best for your body!
All I can do is guarantee that, if you love cornbread and miss it because of your diet, this is pure heaven and the best alternative you have. I love it and I hope you will love it too!
So, wrapping it up to make things clear: this is not one of the main foods that you should eat to reverse NAFLD, but a treat to have every now and then. It is a lot healthier than your regular cornbread, but there are definitely healthier things to eat.
Let me know if you make it and share your impressions in the comment section below.