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Tranquil Farms Best Gluten-free Sweet Cornbread

Our guests always say this is the best cornbread ever, let alone the best gluten-free cornbread! If you don't want a huge pan of cornbread, feel free to cut this recipe in half and use an 8x8 pan. I do this when my freezer is full and just our family will be eating it. If you have leftovers, these freeze and reheat well.

PREP TIME 10 minutes COOK TIME 35 minutes
ADDITIONAL TIME 5 minutes TOTAL TIME 50 minutes

2 cups buttermilk or 1 cup buttermilk and 1 cup Greek Yogurt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup melted butter (2 sticks)
1/2 to 1 cup of sugar or sugar alternative (depending on how sweet you lake your cornbread)
4 eggs
2 cups cornmeal
2 cups all-purpose gluten free flour (see notes)
1 tsp. xanthan gum (if needed)
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. Microgreen Powder (optional)


  1. In a glass bowl, add the buttermilk or buttermilk and Yogurt then add baking soda, mix together and let sit.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, melt butter in microwave. Add sugar and use a spatula or wooden spoon to mix into butter. Add eggs. Add buttermilk/baking soda to the butter/sugar/egg mixture and mix just until combined.

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together cornmeal, gluten-free flour, xanthan and salt Microgreen Powder (optional). Add to wet ingredients and stir. Pour into greased 13x9-inch pan.

  4. Bake at 375º for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with crumbs only and top of cornbread doesn't sink in if pressed with fingertip. Let cool at least 5 minutes or longer, until desired temperature for serving.

If you don't have buttermilk on hand, I recommend using Saco Cultured Buttermilk powder, following the substitution directions on the package, or go to the buttermilk Substitute page.
If the gluten-free flour blend you use already has xanthan gum or guar gum in it, then omit the xanthan gum called for in this recipe.
I use Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour or
Domata Perfect Cup for Cup Gluten Free Recipe Ready Flour
both contain xanthan gum so you don't have to add any xanthan gum in to the recipe.

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