This gluten free dairy free cornbread recipe comes out light, fluffy and golden brown and can be enjoyed with chili or soup, as a side dish to any main course, or just as a snack.

Below I provide options for ingredient substitutions, as well as directions on making it vegan, lower calorie and lower sugar.

Product brands I recommend for this recipe

  • Robin Hood gluten-free flour
  • So Delicious coconut milk
  • Nutiva butter flavoured coconut oil
  • Purity cornmeal
  • Real Salt
gluten free dairy free cornbread ingredients

Equipment you will need for this recipe

  • KitchenAid stand mixer (or hand mixer)
  • 9 x 9” glass baking dish
  • Oven 
  • Toothpicks 

Recipe substitutions or variations

Substitutions:

Gluten-free flour substitutions: instead of using a gluten-free flour blend, you could also use any other type of gluten-free flour. Depending on what you use, make sure to check online conversion charts because not all gluten-free flours convert 1 to 1.

Coconut milk substitutions: instead of using coconut milk, you can use any other type of dairy free milk.

Butter flavoured coconut oil substitutions: Instead of butter flavoured coconut oil, you can use regular coconut oil, a vegan butter substitute, or any other cooking oil of your choice.

Brown sugar substitutions: instead of using brown sugar, you can use white sugar, coconut palm sugar, or a low carb sugar substitute such as Swerve.


Egg substitutions:
instead of using a real egg, you can swap it out for a vegan egg substitution.

Cornmeal substitutions: instead of cornmeal, you can use corn flour, polenta, or corn grits.

Piece of cornbread with a bite taken our of it

Variations:

Make this recipe lower calorie/fat: Instead of using ⅓ cup of melted coconut oil, you can cut it down to 1 to 2 tablespoons and then top up the rest of the ⅓ cup with additional coconut milk or other dairy free milk. Make sure to use a lower calorie coconut milk instead of the full fat canned coconut milk.

Make this recipe lower sugar: Instead of ⅔ cup of brown sugar, you can cut it down to ⅓ cup and top the rest up with gluten-free flour. Alternatively, to make this recipe sugar-free, replace the entire ⅔ cup of sugar with gluten free flour.

Make this recipe vegan: Replace the egg with one vegan egg substitute.

Make this recipe lower oxalate: Instead of using a gluten-free flour blend, use white rice flour. Make sure to use coconut milk instead of other dairy free milk.

A piece of cornbread on a table

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Cornbread recipe (gluten & dairy free)

Tara Klippert
This gluten free dairy free cornbread recipe comes out light, fluffy and golden brown and can be enjoyed with chili or soup, as a side dish to any main course, or just as a snack.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 9 serving
Calories 257 kcal

Equipment

  • KitchenAid stand mixer (or hand mixer)
  • 9 x 9” glass baking dish
  • Oven
  • Toothpicks

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup gluten-free flour blend
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 2/3 cup  brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil (butter flavoured)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup coconut milk

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  • In your KitchenAid stand mixer or a large bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients.
  • Add the melted coconut oil and while mixing on low, add the egg and coconut milk until everything is mixed together and the batter is smooth.
  • Grease your 9 x 9” glass baking dish with coconut oil.
  • Using a spatula, pour the batter into your greased baking dish.
  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until starting to get golden on top and a toothpick comes out clean.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 257kcalCarbohydrates: 40.4gProtein: 3.4gFat: 9.5gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 20.7mgSodium: 416.5mgPotassium: 24mgFiber: 2.3gSugar: 11.7g
Keyword dairy free, gluten free, soy free
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Tara Klippert
About the author Tara Klippert

Tara Klippert is a Registered Health and Nutrition Counselor and holds a diploma in Holistic Nutrition and Health Coaching. Tara helps people clear up cystic acne, balance hormones and blood sugar + improve anxiety and gut health NATURALLY with food.