A moist and delicious corn bread that's almost as easy to make as the box kind--plus it's gluten free!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
22 mins
total:
32 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray a 8-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

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  • Mix cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and xanthan gum together in a bowl. Cut in butter with 2 knives until reduced to pea-sized pieces.

  • Whisk milk and egg together in a bowl; stir into the cornmeal mixture until just combined. Pour batter into prepared baking pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until top is light brown, about 22 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

If desired, 1/4 cup egg substitute can be used instead of the egg.

A 9-inch baking pan can be substituted for the 8-inch.

Nutrition Facts

149 calories; protein 3.2g 6% DV; carbohydrates 23.9g 8% DV; fat 5.2g 8% DV; cholesterol 24.6mg 8% DV; sodium 360.9mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (18)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2018
This was great, light, fluffy. I used GF 1:1 baking flour by Bob's Red Mill. as the GF flour. It has xanthan gum already in it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/03/2019
It turned out great but all I taste is the xanthum gum. Is there anything you can to it make it taste a lil sweeter and not taste that Read More
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2018
This was great, light, fluffy. I used GF 1:1 baking flour by Bob's Red Mill. as the GF flour. It has xanthan gum already in it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/04/2016
For the record, I hate cornbread. My review is strictly based on appearance and my husband's feedback. For whatever reason I honestly expected this to turn out dense as dense can be. Wrong! This was fluffier than any boxed cornbread I have ever made. It looked gorgeous! Hubs gave a big thumbs up but in the end said it was a tad too sweet for his liking. Take that for what it is worth. I will reduce the sugar to 1/4 cup next time but that is the only change I will make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2018
I am gluten and dairy free and I substituted the milk with almond milk and had meant to sub coconut oil with the butter but forgot it all together. I also didn't have xanthan gum so I simmered 2 parts water with 1 part flaxseed meal for 5 minutes until it turned into slime. Whip 1 tsp of this slime into the milk and then you're on your way with the rest of the ingredients! My girls fought over this cornbread even though they don't eat dairy/gluten free! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2017
Very good recipe! Be sure to check if your gluten free flour already has xanthum gum added to it. I used honey as the sweetener. Same amount as the sugar and added an additional 1 Tbslp. Gluten free flour. The corn bread was perfect and everyone enjoyed it!!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/23/2018
I've made a lot of cornbread and gluten-free cornbread and sometimes even my wheat-eating family can't tell the difference between the two when it's a good recipe for GF. That being said I'm not sure why this came out so rubbery and dense but it did. Not the texture result I've had with other recipes. But if you want a cornbread that is less sweet this may suit you. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/02/2019
It turned out great but all I taste is the xanthum gum. Is there anything you can to it make it taste a lil sweeter and not taste that Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2019
My first attempt was a fifty fifty win/fail. It tasted great but looked rough and was pretty dense. (I didn t exactly follow the recipe). My second attempt is perfect! Looks beautiful! Tastes wonderful! Crumbles like regular cornbread and I couldn t tell any difference in the texture of regular cornbread. My latest favorite recipe! I used Pillsbury GF all purpose flour blend which already contains xanthan gum. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2020
Made a double batch without changing a thing, noting (to my relief!) that the "gum" they specify in the recipe is now already IN most GF flours. My GF adult twins told me that. Used a 9 x 13 pan, and in my oven it needed ten additional minutes to be cooked high and very pretty. Which I expected, given the pan size wasn't quite double the square inches in size. It fed a party of ten adults generously, with about 1/3 leftover. One 8 x 8 pan would not have been quite enough for the guests I had, though it said it was 12 servings. Made honey butter to serve with it - a great idea! And for being GF? No one realized it (except the GF guests of honor at their family birthday party!) It is a little sweeter than traditional Southern cornbread, but not nearly as sweet as a Jiffy mix....and to me? That makes it perfect! It also was moister than Southern cornbread, and a bit less dense. Two more things I really loved about it! I cut it into big tall 3 x 3 cubes, and piled them high in a big serving bowl. People kept taking "one more" til the whole bowl was gone. Thanks for the superb recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2017
Moist and delicious! You really can't tell it's GF! Read More
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