Pumpkin Cornbread – Healthy Side Dish for Thanksgiving!
When savory cornbread meets sweet pumpkin, you’ve got a holiday treat that can’t be beat! This pumpkin cornbread has just a hint of creamy sweetness from the pumpkin puree, which also helps to keep the texture nice and moist.
But, if you’re a cornbread purist, don’t worry. Even though I’ve lightened up this pumpkin cornbread recipe, it still has the savory comfort and fluffy texture of a classic cornbread!
The base of this batter is still cornmeal, just combined with the whole grain goodness of oat flour. Actually, I think the oat flour makes this pumpkin cornbread even more indulgently fluffy! Plus, it adds a nice nutritional boost and packs in more satiating fiber.
In just one piece of pumpkin cornbread, there are 4g of dietary fiber—along with a whopping 5g of protein! And, the natural sweetness and sugars in the pumpkin puree helps cut down on the additional sugar needed in this recipe.
Of course, I just want more of that delicious pumpkin flavor in my holiday meal. But, pumpkin puree also adds to the fiber content and packs over 50% of your recommended daily vitamin A into each piece of pumpkin cornbread!
Fluffy, comforting, and filling, this healthy Thanksgiving side dish will satisfy your taste buds and your hunger. For even more festive indulgence, I recommend enjoying this pumpkin cornbread warm with some corn butter!