There’s nothing quite like a homemade corn bread when there’s a chill in the air. Especially when you’re snowed in with 30 inches of a winter wonderland outside your window…
So, I thought, why not strike up the oven and create a delicious homemade corn bread with a gluten free n’ vegan spin and a touch of sweet n’ savory in each bite.
Sweetness from the amazing Musselman’s Apple Butter…pure bliss to my taste buds. If you haven’t tasted their apple butter, I surely suggest you run on out and dip that spoon into the jar for an out-of-this-world experience. I usually spread it atop toast, muffins and grilled veggies, but today I thought, why not toss it into my cornbread for an extra sweet kick.
We were creating a homemade chili and my little brain got to thinking…how about a bit of corn bread to serve hot with our bowls of hearty chili.
And I did just that. Hot chili n’ hot cornbread.
There’s a first time for everything and this surely was a baking experiment…
Success at its best.
I kid you not.
You truly must try a bite.
Gluten Free n’ Vegan Cornbread
- 3 Tbsp. Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks
- 1 1/3 cup cornmeal
- 1/3 cup gluten free flour
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 3 Tbsp. Musselman’s Apple Butter
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. sea salt
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 cup stevia for baking
- Egg substitute for 1 large egg
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/4 tsp. paprika
- 1/4 tsp. sesame seeds, plus more for topping
- 1/4 tsp. anise seeds, plus more for topping
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Place the butter into a cast iron skillet. Transfer to the hot oven until melted.
- In a large bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well to combine.
- Remove hot skillet from the oven; transfer batter into the skillet. Sprinkle with additional sesame seeds and anise seeds.
- Place into the oven for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve warm.
Have you ever made cornbread from scratch? If so, I’d love to hear your recipe.
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