Gluten-Free Cinnamon Basil Cornbread

by Amie on February 4, 2013

What’s a cold winter night without cornbread?

My point exactly. You’ll probably need this tonight.


This cornbread is quite delicious and what makes it extra special is the dash of cinnamon and fresh basil; they add a perfectly sweet touch to each bite. My favorite way to serve this recipe is toasted with a drizzle of honey on top.  Or if you’re feeling extra special, you can top it with a scoop of almond milk ice cream.

How’s that for a winter dessert?


As I focus on my self love that I’ve been referring to the last few weeks, I wanted to leave you with a few thoughts to ponder and think about. We all deserve self love and it’s amazing how good it feels to treat your body like you would a little baby- because we give babies so much love, why not give ourselves that same kind of love?

No amount of self improvement can make up for any lack of self acceptance.

The more loving I become, the more significant I will be.


I’ve got TWO Exciting Announcements for YOU today!

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be writing a column for Glamour Magazine each week! Check out my new recipes and tips online every week in Glamour Magazine. 

And I am hosting a February Valentine’s GIVEAWAY for a Bodum BISTRO Immersion Blender & Grinder Set:

If you’d like to win both a Bodum BISTRO Immersion Blender with Stand and Grinder Set, here’s how to enter: “Like” Healthy Apple on Facebook and “Like” Bodum North America on Facebook then leave me a comment here telling me you entered. Participants may only enter to win once.

I’ll be picking a winner on February 11th at 5PM EST.

Good Luck!

4.8 from 5 reviews

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Basil Cornbread
Recipe type: Side Dish, Dessert
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 8
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free and Vegan
  • Egg replacer for 2 large eggs
  • 6 Tbsp. Earth Balance Vegan Butter Sticks
  • 1¼ cup So Delicious Almond Plus Almond Milk
  • ¾ cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels (or defrosted frozen kernels)
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Prepare a baking dish with nonstick baking spray.
  2. Beat egg replacer, butter and milk in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients; mix well to combine. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients; mix well.
  3. Transfer mixture into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Remove from the oven; set aside to cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Servings: 8 Serving Size: 1 slice Calories: 215.7 cal • Fat: 9.8 g • Protein: 3.8 g • Carbs: 29.0 g • Fiber: 2.5 g • Sugar: 0.7 g • Sodium: 327.0 mg


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Stephanie @cookinfanatic February 4, 2013 at 8:51 am

What a fabulous combination of flavors, I love this! You’re recipes are so creative – always, I may not comment often but know that I’m lurking around reading them :) Hope you are doing well!


Amie February 4, 2013 at 11:44 am

Awe; thanks love. Miss you and hope you are well. Sending you HUGE hugs down South. Muahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh


Samantha February 4, 2013 at 10:50 am

Thank you so much for continuing to share such delicious, healthy recipes and adding beautiful photos to complement them!
I ‘liked’ both pages to enter. Thanks!


Samantha S February 4, 2013 at 11:40 am

I just entered your Bodium contest! So happy to have found your site, I am always looking for new clean eating recipes!


J'net February 4, 2013 at 11:40 am

Entered. And can’t wait to try this recipe!!


Tiffany February 4, 2013 at 11:46 am

I liked The Healthy Apple and Bodum on Facebook, thanks for the giveaway!


Ginger G. February 4, 2013 at 11:55 am

I like both on facebook! This cornbread looks and sounds yummy : )


Jackie February 4, 2013 at 11:57 am

I wanted to let you know that I entered the contest and absolutely love your website along with following you on instagram! The recipes you post are so innovative and fresh! Thanks for always sharing!


Eileen Deliz February 4, 2013 at 12:26 pm

I liked both The Healthy Apple and Bodum on Facebook. Fabulous recipe!


Terri February 4, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Just entered Bodum contest. Happy to have found your site.


Meg @ In the Kitchen & On the Run February 4, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Wow this looks amazing! Liked both on Facebook for the giveaway as well!


Jenn@slim-shoppin February 4, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Congrats on the glamour gig Amie – that’s amazing and wonderful!! Love the cornbread recipe with all the spices, I’ve always made mine boring, but yours is so much more appealing.

Have a super day!

And I liked both on FB!


Tierney February 4, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Wow! I would love to make this recipe – cornbread for the win. I liked the two pages on FB… Thank you!


ashley February 4, 2013 at 2:46 pm

This sounds wicked delicious!! I can’t wait to try it! I liked the healthy apple and Bodium on facebook. Thanks for doing this awesome giveaway!!


Nicole February 4, 2013 at 2:49 pm

Entered! :)


Dm Cronin February 4, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Hi Amie, This recipe looks so yummy! I have been really sick for the last two years and I am so grateful that I found your website! Your tips and recipes, along with the Bodum blender and grinder set will get me started on the road to better health. I “liked” The Healthy Apple and Bodum North America’s facebook pages. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity and for all of the information on your website!


BEVERLY MILLEY February 4, 2013 at 5:20 pm



Bree W February 4, 2013 at 5:23 pm

I’ve entered! My blender just died…desperately in need!


Sharon February 4, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Entered and can’t wait to try the receipe.


Katheryn February 4, 2013 at 6:15 pm

I Liked both on Facebook!


Keri Yee February 4, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Can’t wait to try the recipe! I’ve entered.


amanda j February 4, 2013 at 8:29 pm

“No amount of self improvement can make up for any lack of self acceptance.” I love this!!! Thanks for the glorious recipe. I pretty much think cinnamon makes EVERYTHING better. But maybe that’s just me ;)


Rebecca Graham February 4, 2013 at 8:41 pm

Like you and Bodum on Facebook: Rebecca Honey Graham


Lori Mueller February 4, 2013 at 9:46 pm

I like you both, thank you!


Katie February 4, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Great looking recipe! I liked the page and would like to enter the contest, Thanks


Ashley H February 4, 2013 at 10:08 pm

I entered your giveaway. Thank you so much!!!


Colleen February 4, 2013 at 10:40 pm

I can’t wait to try this recipe. The cinnamon/basil flavor is calling me. Sounds delicious. I am liking the Healthy Apple and the Bodum FB pgs.
Thanks so much!
PS I’ll be back to rate the recipe after I try it


Kim Catapano February 4, 2013 at 11:32 pm

Congratulations on your new Glamour column!! I love that magazine so I can’t wait to start reading your column. That cornbread looks so good and I’m definitely going to making it soon! I follow The Healthy Apple and Bodum North America on Facebook.


devon February 4, 2013 at 11:41 pm

liked both on FB


Jen February 5, 2013 at 7:47 am

“No amount of self improvement can make up for any lack of self acceptance”…I am truly starting to realize how true that really is. Amen. Thanks Amie.


Linda M. Jose February 5, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Thank you for the great recipe :) I’ve liked both FB pages.


Becky Seling February 5, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Would you please share the nutritional information as well as the calories please. And what gluten-free flour would you suggest I substitute for the rice flour (to compliment the recipe well) as I am allergic to rice? Thank you! This looks delicious!


Amie February 5, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Thank you; seems the nutritional info was for some reason not appearing; I will refresh this and hopefully it will appear for you soon. I would try using almond flour, chickpea flour, buckwheat flour or coconut flour blends; you can even use quinoa flour. I used a gluten-free flour blend with rice for this recipe. Thanks Becky; have a great day!


Roxanna February 5, 2013 at 2:03 pm

I can’t wait to try this!! AND I liked both pages on Facebook! :)


willis gravelle February 5, 2013 at 2:15 pm

This looks like a great recipe – thanks Amie for sharing your “clean foods”approach! I liked both FB pages and look forward to learning more from you in the future.


Jennifer Craft February 5, 2013 at 2:47 pm

I “liked” both on Facebook and now will wait for February 11 to see if I am the lucky winner!! I am excited to make this recipe!


Kelly Martinek February 5, 2013 at 8:44 pm

I liked both pages on Facebook. This recipe sounds delicious! Thanks!


Laura Dembowski February 5, 2013 at 8:45 pm

This cornbread sounds great! I’ll take anything to make winter a little better. Almond milk ice cream sounds heavenly. Do you have a recipe?


Amie February 5, 2013 at 8:49 pm

Thanks Laura; I recommend So Delicious Coconut Milk or Almond Milk Ice Cream. I do have a recipe but still working on it so it may not be up until the summer! xox


Annabanana February 6, 2013 at 8:04 am

I just found this blog through So Delicious….entered the contest…looking forward to trying this recipe!

Thanks for making the world a healthier place!



rachel February 6, 2013 at 10:21 am

I liked both FB pages :)


Jackie February 6, 2013 at 6:18 pm

I love to make soup and this would be a great tool to have in the kitchen! Thanks for the opportunity! Liked both FB pages.


Jennifer B February 6, 2013 at 9:55 pm

Ohhh – how exciting. Found you from Bodum’s pinterest page and I love sifting through your site. Can’t wait to try some of your recipes :) I’ve liked both you on Bodum on FB!


monica February 6, 2013 at 11:52 pm

I am so happy to have discovered your blog Amie, I was browsing the Bodum FB page and found out about the contest, but I gained much more! Thanks for sharing your yummi recipes! I have entered the contest too and keeping my finger crossed. Do you have suggestions for first solid food for babies?


Amie February 9, 2013 at 6:12 pm

Thanks Monica; great to hear from you! I would try using green veggies and fruits in the food processor or blender to make a puree with the cooked veggies and fruits to get their palates tasting ‘real’ food.


kim daniels February 7, 2013 at 6:35 am

I have entered! I just discovered your blog and I love it already. I am going to try going gluten free and for Lent. I want to eat clean as much as possible. I too believe that going gluten free doesn’t mean having to buy a bunch of pre-packaged, processed gluten free products. I am excited to give it a try. Your recipes will make it easier and more delicious!


Carolsue February 8, 2013 at 7:40 pm

I “Like” both Healthy Apple and Bodum North America on Facebook
Carolsue Anderson


Dr. Patryce A. Smith~PhD February 9, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Just shared your yummy looking recipes with the local (Tulsa) Celiac Sprue Assn folks! Many are looking for recipes and your seem to reveal tasty combining of flavors…..myself looking at making the cornbread recipe. I am pleased I found your site through an add for tahini at VitaCost (?) site. Always interesting how we ‘find’ those that can help out as we travel our paths to supporting healing & health promotion.
Oh I entered your contest for fun! Thank you for sharing your health promoting recipes for so many looking for a ‘better’ way to eat & care for Self.


Amie February 9, 2013 at 6:12 pm

Thank you so much Patryce; great to hear from you! Have a wonderful weekend and thank you again so very much for your kind words and for sharing my site.


Lori @ RecipeGirl February 10, 2013 at 11:59 am

Congrats on the Glamour column!!! So exciting! Your cornbread looks yummy too!


Amie February 10, 2013 at 7:12 pm

Awe; thanks so much Lori! Great to hear from you. Excited to see you this week.xoxo


patricia van dyke February 15, 2013 at 6:50 pm

Amie, do you know the nutritional info on this recipe? I know some can be very caloric, and I’m really trying very hard to eat healthy, and not eat all my days calories in one meal. Thanks


Amie February 17, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Thanks Patricia; the nutritional info is on the bottom in the notes section of the recipe. Let me know if it’s not coming up on your computer as it’s a plug-in. Thank you!


Cory Ahern November 7, 2013 at 5:19 pm

If I want to cut out the corn (not corn meal, just the corn) from this recipe, what would I add/increase?


Amie November 7, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Thanks Cory; I haven’t tried cutting out the corn but if you want, you can add in any other veggie like maybe mushrooms or peas or spinach. Enjoy!!!


Gayle January 25, 2014 at 11:38 am

Would love to win this, but finding your site already makes me a winner!


Amie January 25, 2014 at 11:41 am

Awe; thanks Gayle!!!


Marlene February 2, 2014 at 11:31 am

Looks fabulous! I entered your great giveaway!


Lori Mueller February 25, 2014 at 8:13 pm

Entered, thank you!


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