Gluten Free Cornbread

Every gluten free cook needs a good, basic cornbread recipe.  Cornbread is the perfect accompaniment to winter soups, stews or your favorite barbecue dinner.  Once you master this easy recipe, you can jazz it up with cranberries, dried fruits, herbs or whatever you please.  With the holidays just around the corner, I’m dreaming of a yummy Gluten Free Cornbread Stuffing!

Friends, this tastes just like traditional cornbread, no one will ever guess that it’s gluten free!

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Ingredients:

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 425º.

Begin by lining a square baking dish with parchment paper, and mist with cooking spray.  Whisk together the dry ingredients, through xanthan gum.  In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, sugar, milk and cider vinegar.

Combine the wet and dry ingredients and stir together until completely moistened.  Let the batter stand for a few minutes, then scrape it into the prepared pan.

Place the pan on a baking sheet (this helps keep the bottom from burning) and bake for 15-18 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out dry.  The top should be nicely browned, and the cornbread will be pulling away from the sides of the pan.

Cool in the pan for 3 minutes, then grab a corner of the parchment paper and slide the cornbread onto a cooling rack.  Wait a few more minutes then remove the parchment.

Slice and serve warm or at room temperature.

This cornbread freezes well and can be made ahead of time for your holiday breadbasket or cornbread stuffing cubes.  To freeze, cover tightly with plastic wrap then wrap again in foil.  Place it in a freezer safe bag.

Notes: ♪♫ Although corn itself does not contain gluten; some brands of cornmeal may contain trace amounts if they are produced on shared equipment.  To avoid cross contact, be sure to look for cornmeal that is labeled gluten free.  I used Arrowhead Mills gluten free yellow cornmeal in this recipe.

Originally posted 11/03/2018                         Updated 11/18/2022

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2 thoughts on “Gluten Free Cornbread”

    1. Hi Alene, have you tried sorghum flour? I use it in many of my bread recipes and think it would be a good substitute for the brown rice flour in this recipe. Another possibility that comes to mind is millet flour, which has a nice yellow color that would blend in well with the cornmeal.

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