Gosh, I love me some cornbread! This easy Gluten Free Cornbread is not only gluten free, it's dairy free too! It's simple to make, just like a gluten free cornbread mix!
How do you make gluten free cornbread from scratch?
Making gluten free and dairy free cornbread from scratch is super easy!
You only need a handful of simple ingredients to making gluten free cornbread from scratch: cornmeal, gluten free flour, nut milk, egg, coconut oil, honey, coconut sugar, baking powder, and salt.
It's as simple as mixing everything and baking it in a cast iron skillet or a 9x9 pan.
Is there a gluten free cornbread mix?
There a quite a few gluten free cornbread mixes on the market these days. Over the years I have tried a few brands and none of them have knocked my socks off. Making gluten free cornbread from scratch is just as simple as a mix and isn't filled with extra ingredients and additives.
What brand of cornmeal is gluten free?
Cornmeal is naturally gluten free because it is make from corn kernels. Not all packaged cornmeal is gluten-free because manufacturers can also process wheat on their machinery and cross contaminate. You want to be sure to buy cornmeal that is certified gluten free, like Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Cornmeal
Can you make this a vegan cornbread?
This recipe only calls for one egg and everything else is vegan. It also calls for a little bit of honey, which most vegans don't eat.
To make this vegan, you can substitute the honey for agave or just omit it altogether. For the egg, you can substitute for a flax egg (one tablespoon of flaxseeds and three tablespoons of warm water)
Can I make substitutions?
There are a few substitutions you can make if you choose, one being coconut sugar. Since this recipe calls for coconut sugar, it gives the cornbread a slight brown color. You can substitute the coconut sugar with regular white sugar but I would cut down the amount to ¼cup or even a little less.
One substitution I wouldn't recommend is using almond flour instead of gluten free 1-1 flour. The texture is totally different and won't give you the same results.
You can substitute the honey for agave or even maple syrup.
If you aren't dairy free, you can use regular milk instead of nut milk.
Fun ways to change it up
There are some fun ways to change up this recipe! One being adding jalapenos. Jalapenos in cornbread is so good if you like a little spice! Adding ¼cup of chopped jalapenos to the mixture before baking will totally take this up a notch!
Adding ½cup of canned corn to the mixture before baking is such a good way to add a little something extra to your cornbread.