Gluten Free Cornbread is the perfect easy recipe for family dinner and to bring to potlucks. Everyone loves this classic sweet cornbread!
Oh my wordddddd cornbread. Words cannot describe the absolute love that fills my soul when cornbread is brought to the table. IT IS THE BEST!
This is my grandmothers old fashioned cornbread recipe that we’ve adapted to gluten-free and tweaked over the years. She added a secret ingredient that still from this day is what I believe is the key to fabulous cornbread. Sweet potatoes.
That’s right sweet potatoes are hiding in this recipe! It add moistness and extra healthy sweetness your tastebuds will be in heaven for.
Is cornbread gluten-free?
Sadly traditional cornbread is not gluten-free! But this recipe is! Unless someone specifically tells you the cornbread is gluten-free and made with gluten-free flours. Hard pass.
No worries though! You can make this cornbread recipe and bring to the next potluck. Even your non-gluten-free family and friends will not be able to tell a difference!
How to Make Gluten Free Cornbread
Making cornbread is actually EXTREMELY easy. Traditional cornbread uses wheat containing flour. Remember that is one of the ingredients we discuss to avoid when going on a gluten-free diet. If you are new to the diet or need a refresher be sure to check out our post.
Instead of using the traditional flour our recipe uses a gluten-free flour blend that we link in the recipe card. This is our absolute favorite gluten-free flour blend that works FABULOUS for gluten-free cakes, cookies, biscuits and so much more.
Making this recipe into a gluten free cornbread mix
Ever want just for the sake of things being easy have a jar filled with gf cornbread mix? Yeah I feel you. You can take this recipe and premix the dry ingredients ahead of time and triple the dry ingredients to store at a later time.
You’ll want 4 3/4 cups of premixed cornbread and then follow the recipe to adding the wet ingredients. Continue to follow the instructions forward.
I’ve come to getting use to baking from scratch over the years but especially like our gluten-free pancakes recipe.. sometimes you just want to be lazy and do the least amount of work to get food on the table. You feeling me?
Now lets dive into some of the best cornbread with a melty slab of butter.
- 2 cups gluten free flour blend
- 2 cups yellow cornmeal
- 2 1/2 Tablespoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 4 whole eggs
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1/3 cup extra light olive oil
- 2 2/3 cups mashed sweet potato (canned yams can work as well)
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
- Prepare large 9x13 pan by greasing bottom and sides.
- Sift flour, cornmeal and baking powder together. Stir in salt and sugar.
- In a large bowl whisk together eggs, buttermilk, olive oil, mashed sweet potato. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Stir together until fully combined.
- Pour into prepared 9x13 pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
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Nutrition InformationYield 24 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 174Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 36mgSodium 335mgCarbohydrates 27gFiber 1gSugar 8gProtein 4g