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Gluten Free Cornbread

Sandi Gaertner
This is my Grandma's old-fashioned cornbread recipe that I converted to gluten free. It is light and fluffy and perfect for dipping into stew, or eating with melted butter and honey.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Gluten Free Bread Recipe
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 142 kcal


  • 1 ¾ cups cornmeal
  • ¼ cup gluten free flour blend
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 large eggs
  • optional cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk to blend.
  • In another bowl, separate the eggs and add the egg whites only to the bowl. Whip with an electric mixer until you see stiff peaks form. Then add the egg yolks and mix gently.
  • Add the butter and boiling water to the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Fold in the egg white mixture gently.
  • Grease the muffin tins and add batter to fill each section ¾ full.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until the muffins are done. Baking time will be longer if you bake in an 8x8 pan.


  1. Make sure your corn flour is labeled gluten free. Although corn is gluten free, there is a high risk of cross-contamination so make sure to look for the gluten free label on the package you purchase.
  2. To test to see if the cornbread is done baking, insert a toothpick into a muffin. If the toothpick comes back clean, the cornbread is done baking. If you see crumbs or batter on the toothpick, you will need to bake it longer.
Fun variations: 
  • Add shredded cheddar cheese to your cornbread dough.
  • If you like spice, adding green chiles is a great way to add spice and flavor to this recipe!
  • Add bacon and cheese for a filling gluten free cornbread muffin!
  • Drizzle honey on top!


Serving: 1gCalories: 142kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 4gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 239mgPotassium: 118mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 156IUCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
Keyword gluten free corn bread recipe, gluten free cornbread, old-fashioned cornbread
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