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Horizontal image of a spoon holding a a large spoonful of a baked corn dish.

Healthier Creamy Southern Corn Pudding

  • Author: Shanna Mallon
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Healthier Southern corn pudding is a cross between a casserole and cornbread, making it a tasty addition to any gathering that you have planned.


  • 67 ears fresh corn, husks removed (about 34 cups corn kernels)
  • 1/8 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose einkorn flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup whole milk kefir, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Lightly grease an 8-by-8-inch square ceramic, metal, or glass baking dish.
  2. Cut corn kernels from cobs into a large bowl, and discard cobs.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together coconut sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, stir together eggs, kefir, and melted butter until combined.
  5. Slowly whisk sugar mixture into egg mixture, until smooth. Add corn and stir together until combined. Pour into the prepared baking dish.
  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until set.
  7. Set aside for a few minutes before serving, and enjoy warm or at room temperature.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

Keywords: corn pudding, corn, einkorn flour, kefir