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Easy Gluten Free Cornbread

This Easy Gluten Free Cornbread is the perfect side dish or stand-alone treat. It's simple to put together and yields the perfect slice of sweet, moist, and tender cornbread!
Prep Time8 minutes
Cook Time18 minutes
Total Time26 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Lexi


  • 2 cups 238 grams stone-ground cornmeal or cornflour
  • 1/2 cup 60 grams tapioca flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 cup butter plus 1 tablespoons divided (see note for alternative)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup almond milk


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a small saucepan, melt 1/4 cup butter and set aside to cool.
  • Grease a medium-sized cast-iron skillet with one tablespoon butter and set aside. (see note)
  • In a large bowl whisk together cornmeal, tapioca flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt until fully combined.
  • In a medium bowl whisk eggs, maple syrup, almond milk and cooled butter until fully combined.
  • Pour wet ingredients into dry, and whisk until fully incorporated.
  • Pour batter into skillet and bake for 18 minutes or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Let cool slightly before serving, slice and enjoy!


For dairy-free you can use a dairy-free butter alternative or use palm shortening, but it will affect the flavor.
Alternatively you can place skillet with butter inside of oven to get the skillet hot and take skillet out of the oven, brush butter along sides and pour in batter. This will ensure extra crunchy and brown sides.
This can also be baked as muffins. Grease muffin tins with butter and bake at 400 degrees for around 12-15 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. This will yield about 18 muffins.
If you are looking for a more cake like cornbread, use 1/2 cup melted butter in place of the 1/4 cup.


Serving: 8g | Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 42.1g | Protein: 5.5g | Fat: 15.9g | Saturated Fat: 10.5g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 163mg | Fiber: 4.7g | Sugar: 8.9g