Honey Cornbread (gluten-free, dairy-free)

by mary on November 30, 2011

cornbread in basket with red kitchen towel

gluten-free dairy-free honey cornbread

A crumbly square of hot cornbread is great comfort food. I’ve been making it since I first learned how from the original Moosewood Cookbook- so long that my substitutions have substitutions  (doesn’t that make me sound old!). I still use honey, even though with all the troubles honeybees have now, honey has gone from an inexpensive, common recipe ingredient to an expensive occasional one. It helps this cornbread brown nicely and I like the flavor. I use local unprocessed honey– this recipe can stand a honey with character.

I used to make this with 1% dairy milk, now I use unsweetened soy milk. If you use sweetened soy milk, cut the amount of honey. Melted butter has been replaced by extra-virgin olive oil.

I once used whole wheat pastry flour in this recipe (2 cups, plus 4 tsp. baking powder and 1 tsp. baking soda and 1 tsp. salt), then Pamela’s Gluten-Free Baking & Pancake Mix. Now I’m making my own gluten-free mix most of the time to make the recipe dairy-free.

This makes a full 9 x 13″ pan of cornbread. To use a smaller square pan, cut the recipe in half.

Honey Cornbread (gluten-free, dairy free)
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A fast quick bread, best hot from the oven.
Recipe type: Quick Bread
Serves: 5 with seconds
  • Wet ingredients:
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 c. unsweetened soy milk
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 6 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ c. honey
  • Dry ingredients:
  • 2 cups medium or fine ground yellow corn meal
  • ⅔ cup white rice flour
  • ⅔ cup brown rice flour
  • 2 Tbsp. tapioca flour
  • 2 Tbsp. sweet white rice flour
  • ¼ cup almond meal
  • ⅛ tsp. xanthan gum
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Get out a large bowl for the wet ingredients.
  3. Crack eggs into bowl, beat with a whisk.
  4. Add soy milk, lemon juice, and oil.
  5. Heat honey in microwave until warm, but not hot.
  6. Stir honey into other wet ingredients.
  7. In another bowl combine dry ingredients.
  8. Grease a 9 x 13 pan with olive oil.
  9. Combine wet and dry ingredients.
  10. Pour into pan.
  11. Bake for 20 minutes or until knife comes out clean from the cornbread.


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The Wimpy Vegetarian February 5, 2013 at 10:45 pm

This looks great Mary! I’m starting to really look into gluten-free recipes. I don’t have gluten sensitivities that I’m aware of, but it just sounds like a good idea to cut back based on everything I read about inflammation.
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mary February 6, 2013 at 4:56 pm

It’s good to be versatile, I have celiac among relatives so I’ve needed to know how to cook that way for quite a while.


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