Last week my sister-in-law Amanda made our family what I would consider the best cornbread I had ever eaten! She said it was her moms sweet cornbread recipe and she made it gluten free by replacing the cup of all purpose flour with almond flour and it turned out fantastic! It tasted like cornbread, but it was sweet and almost cake-like, I think that’s why we loved it so much 🙂
And while her recipe could in no way be improved to taste better, I did adjust it so it would be Paleo friendly while keeping the cornbread taste. To do this I replaced the cup of cornmeal with 1/4 C of coconut flour because coconut flour can taste surprisingly like cornmeal. Then, I added an egg, reduced the non-dairy milk by half, and replaced the 1/2 C of sugar with honey. …other than that I didn’t change anything, ~ha-ha~ 🙂
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Helpful Hints For Using Coconut Flour:
-When using coconut flour a basic rule of thumb is to replace 1 C of flour with 1/4 C of coconut flour, add an egg, and slightly increase the wet ingredients. Then, I refine the recipe from there.
*UPDATE- When I initially posted this recipe, not all but a few people had trouble with the muffins falling so I have updated the recipe below to ensure a perfect muffin every time. I added an extra Tablespoon of coconut flour and reduced the honey from 1/3 C to 1/4 C and can now ensure perfect muffins every time!!! Enjoy 🙂
- 1 C Blanched Almond Four, very finely ground
- ⅓ C Coconut Flour
- 4 Tsp. Grain Free Baking Powder* (Note- many people say they prefer 2 tsp.)
- 1 Tsp. Sea Salt
- ¼ C Honey
- 3 Eggs, room temperature
- ½ Cup Dairy Free Milk
- 2 Tbsp. Refined Coconut Oil, melted
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a muffin tin with 9 baking cups.
- Whisk the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, and sea salt in a large mixing bowl.
- Add the eggs, honey, and milk to another bowl and mix well.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well, then stir in the coconut oil (so it doesn't solidify)
- Evenly divide the batter between the baking cups.
- Bake 17 -19 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Cool completely to properly set up.
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