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Southern Wheat-Free Cornbread Recipe

Looking for an easy Southern Wheat-free Cornbread recipe? Learn how to make Southern Wheat-free Cornbread using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by southern_midwife

Makes 12 servings



This is the kind of no nonsense cornbread, using cornmeal and buttermilk as its basic ingredients, that is popular in southern and mid-Atlantic states. It is moist, muffin-light, slightly sweet, and completely wheat-free and gluten-free -a real plus for people with wheat sensitivity and gluten allergies. Use freshly ground fine cornmeal for the best results. Quaker brand yellow cornmeal also works fine. Avoid the coarsely ground cornmeal sometimes sold in bulk in health food stores. For an interesting low gluten, wheat-free variation, replace 1/2 cup of the cornmeal with the equivalent amount of rye flour.

Recipe Ingredients for Southern Wheat-free Cornbread

2 cups yellow or white cornmeal
1/2 cup boiling water
1 tablespoon Splenda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 large egg
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/4 cups buttermilk

Recipe Directions for Southern Wheat-free Cornbread

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Oil a baking pan (see Note) and set aside. In a medium bowl, stir together 1/2 cup of the cornmeal and the boiling water. The cornmeal will become mushy and then stiff. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, sift together the remaining 1 1/2 cups of cornmeal, the sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.

  3. Beat the egg into the cornmeal mush and stir in the oil. Whisk in the buttermilk to make a thin batter. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients, whisk just until the batter is smooth, and immediately pour it into the prepared pan.

  4. Bake until the center of the cornbread is slightly rounded and firm and the edges are golden brown (see Note). Cook for 20 minutes or more before serving.

Categories

Breads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 64.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
116
Calories from Fat
32
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.6g
6%
Saturated Fat
0.8g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
19mg
6%
Sodium
339mg
14%
Potassium
187mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
18.2g
6%
Dietary Fiber
1.5g
6%
Sugars
2.3g
Protein
3.0g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 7% Iron 4%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • High in phosphorus
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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