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Moist Red Pepper Cornbread


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, flax, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the corn, 1 cup cheese and pepper.
  • 2. Transfer to an 11x7-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 251 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 563mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 12g protein.


Average Rating:
  • Carolyn
    Jan 26, 2019
    Went straight in the garbage. It's the second time I've tried to use flax in cornbread and will never make that mistake again. The other reader was being very kind to say it was too dense lol. Anyway I made recipe exactly as written and I thought it was awful .
  • Pinstripes
    Feb 15, 2013

    Yum! I admit I didn't follow this exactly since I only had a box of corn muffin mix rather than corn meal. I added just under a cup of flour to it and had to bake it 10 more minutes, but it turned out beautifully! I am done with gritty dry cornbread. I love the actual niblets of corn inside.

  • cheeriogirl
    Jan 9, 2013

    Too dense and heavy for my taste. I have much better corn bread recipes.

  • dsm
    Mar 23, 2012

    It says 9 servings; I'd say at least 12. This was okay but I doubt I will make it again; we will stick with regular cornbread, no corn or cheese.

  • mlsmeyer
    Jan 18, 2012

    My husband loved this along with the quinoa turkey chili

  • chilipower
    Jan 17, 2012

    Nothing extremely special about this recipe. I wasn't took crazy about the results but the family liked it. Moist...that's definately a plus!

  • dcdenley
    Nov 29, 2011

    Unexpectedly yummy! I don't usually use cheese or corn in corn bread. The kids LOVED it! Love using flaxseed, too. Very easy. Make with the Quinoa Turkey Chili - a great cool night dinner for sure!

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