Last November, I hosted a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving. My sister-in-law made this Gluten-Free Cornbread recipe. And, in my opinion, it was the star of the meal. ( I guess I am not a huge turkey fan.)
However, I wanted to switch up this recipe a bit, and use ingredients that my family eats. ( Greek Yogurt instead of sour cream & Coconut oil in place of butter)
PLUS my mom came up with the suggestion of pulverizing the cornmeal in the food processor- and thus, turning the cornmeal into more of a corn flour.
This cornbread was to die for. It was moist, crispy on the outside and wasn’t the least bit gritty.
This cornbread did not last long. I have been into using my food processor for baking lately. Its easy to clean up. Another trick is to always line your pan with parchment paper. This way, your baked goods will just pop out.
Do you want to know a little secret? I actually bought my 8×8 pan at the dollar tree. And do you know what? I use it all the time. It works better than some of my expensive ones.
Gluten-Free- Coconut oil Cornbread
Inspired by Happily Unprocessed
2 cups of cornmeal that has been ground in the food processor for 5-10 minutes
1 1/2 cups of plain greek yogurt
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons of sugar
1 cup of whole milk
4 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
Method: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In your food processor, pulverize the cornmeal for 5-10 minutes. Add dry ingredients and mix. Add wet ingredients and mix again. Place the batter in a 8 x 8 pan lined with parchment paper and bake for 25 minutes at 400. remove from oven and let cool.
Like I said before. PERFECT. my favorite part was how crispy the outside turned out. I don’t know if it was the coconut oil that did that, but it was so good. If you see a few white specks in this cornbread, its because I didn’t have enough yellow cornmeal, so I used some white cornmeal too.
I made this to have with dinner last night. It was gone hours before we ate. My kids just gobbled it up. I can’t wait to make it again.