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2 pieces of gluten free dairy free cornbread dripping with honey on small white plate. Plate with cornbread, honey bottle in background.

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Cornbread

Author: Janet Harlow
Course: Baked Goods
Cuisine: Southern American
Servings: 1 8x8 pan or 12 muffins
This gluten-free, dairy free cornbread is sweet, light and will have you swooning!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins


  • 1 cup gluten-free flour blend*
  • ¾ c corn meal
  • 6 Tbsps sugar
  • tsp baking powder
  • tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp xanthan gum
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • c milk sub
  • ½ c dairy free sour cream or yogurt - Kite Hill Sour Cream Alternative recommended
  • 4 Tbsp melted butter substitute Earth Balance Unsalted Vegan Buttery Sticks are best


  • Pre heat the oven to 350°F and grease an 8" square baking pan.
  • Melt the vegan butter and set it aside to cool slightly.
  • Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  • Beat the eggs. sour cream and milk in a small bowl. Add to the dry ingredients. Stir 10 strokes. Add the butter and stir until smooth.
  • For cornbread, spread the batter in an even layer in the baking dish and bake for about 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. For corn muffins spoon batter into a muffin tin with paper liners and bake for 18-20 minutes.
  • For toaster corn muffins: Use a muffin top pan with 2-3 Tbsps of batter in each well (this fills them almost to the top). Bake 7-8 minutes at 350. They are a little small for a toaster, so I reheat them in the toaster oven and slather with salted butter and honey.


If using a gluten-free flour blend that contains xanthan gum, omit it from the recipe.
For an easy DIY gluten-free flour blend, combine:
2 c brown rice flour
2/3 c potato starch
1/3 cup tapioca starch


Serving: 1muffinCalories: 177kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 6gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 368mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6g
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