Saturday, April 7, 2012

Gluten and Dairy Free Cornbread! Yummers!

I'm not eating carbs so much right now due to Operation De-babyfy My Body. (the working title was ODMB, but that sounded too much like a deceased rapper for me) We had guests to dinner last night.  One of them, the annoying one who makes waitresses check the ingredients in everything before she orders (this is why we can go out to eat together with little fear of being a nuisance to each other, well, at least when it comes to food), is gluten and dairy free as well.

She's also attempting, along with me, to be glutton free.  We both complimented each other on our weight loss and then hoed into the gf and df cornbread I'd made specially for the occasion.  And then I tried to foist more of it on her because she'd lost more weight than me.  rude.

Now, I know that our carb starved pallets may be a little easier to please but this was seriously amazing cornbread, even on a gluten eating level.  I took another recipe and tweaked it and played with it until it was not only gfdf but also dericious. I spelled it like that on porpoise (and that too), cuz it's funny that way.

So here it is. Enjoy:


1 cup almond flour or Jules gf flour

3/4 cup stone-ground cornmeal

3 Tablespoons of raw sugar

2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 egg beaten

1/4 c. applesauce

1 cup milk (almond milk, or whatever milk you prefer)

1/4 cup coconut oil


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Mix the dry ingredients (flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt) together in a medium bowl and set aside.

Grease 8" pan or loaf pan with coconut oil.  You can also use a cast iron skillet if you are awesome like that.  For cast iron, melt 1 T. coconut oil in skillet on stove top.  Swirl oil around to coat all inside surfaces.

In a small bowl, combine the eggs, milk, and 1/4 cup coconut oil.  Add this mixture all at once to the flour mixture and stir until just moistened.  Do not over mix!  Pour batter into the baking pan or hot skillet. Bake for 25-30 minutes, 15-20 for cast iron skillet, or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean. Serve warm.

this is not butter, sorry. it's earth balance.

You're welcome.