Gluten Free

Gluten-Free Cornbread Recipe

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  • 1 tsp kosher salt, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2/3 cup rice milk
  • 2 tsps pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup gluten-free all-purpose baking flour
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/2 cup cornflour
  • 1 tsps baking soda
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1/3 cup agave nectar
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, plus more for pans


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease a 7 by 4 by 3-inch loaf pan with oil.
  2. Pour the rice milk and apple cider vinegar into a small bowl, but do not stir; set aside. This will create your “buttermilk.”
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, cornflour, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum, and salt. Add the oil, agave nectar, applesauce, and vanilla to the dry ingredients. Stir the batter until well combined. Pour in the “buttermilk,” and mix gently until the ingredients are fully incorporated and a slightly grainy batter is formed.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle with some kosher salt. Bake the cornbread on the center rack for 34 minutes, rotating the pan 180 degrees after 20 minutes. The cornbread will bounce slightly when pressed and a toothpick inserted in the center will come out clean. Let the cornbread stand in the pan for 20 minutes, then gently run a knife around the edge of the bread. Cover the top of the pan with a cutting board, and invert onto the board. Carefully lift the pan away and re-invert the cornbread onto another cutting board. Either cut and serve warm, or wait until it is completely cool before storing. Cover the uncut cornbread with plastic wrap and store at room temperature for up to 3 days.


  1. Pour all the flours into a large container. (Restaurant supply stores sell large plastic containers that fit this purpose well. You could also use a large glass jar.) Shake and shake and shake harder until all the flours have become one color.


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