This recipe for gluten free pan cornbread has yellow cornmeal or polenta as its main grain without any added gluten free flours. The texture is slightly denser than a traditional cornbread but it still tastes just as good.
Slice portions in half then serve warm with butter melting in between. This is a wonderful bread to have with salad or soup. For a sweet treat or a weekend breakfast drizzle honey or maple syrup over warm buttered slices.
Continue reading for money saving tips and gluten and dairy free options. There is also a PDF version of this recipe at the end of the post which can be printed or saved to your device to save on paper.
*The Nutrition Facts label above should be used as a guide only. The amounts can change depending on the brands you use. To reduce the fat content always try to buy reduced fat products and lean meat when you can afford it. Look for reduced salt products and low sugar without artificial sugar replacements.
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Cover the pan then store in the fridge for up to 5 days. Warm in the microwave to soften the cornbread.
To warm the cornbread; lay each slice on a microwave safe plate, smear the slices with butter then heat on high for 30 seconds to 1 minute depending on your microwave. The butter should be only just melted but if you heat for too long the bread will go from tender to hard.
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Gluten and Dairy Free Options
This recipe is gluten free. For a lighter gluten free cornbread replace half of the cornmeal with a gluten free flour mix.
To make this recipe dairy free replace the milk with almond, soy or rice milk and replace the butter with a dairy free margarine spread.
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Looking for gluten free recipes to go with your pan cornbread? Try this pear and walnut salad with a balsamic reduction, curry pumpkin soup or white peach salad. You might also like this Pan Fried Feta and Polenta Cakes or this Gluten Free Spoon Bread.
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