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Gluten-Free Honey Cornbread Recipe

Skip the store-bought mix. Making cornbread from scratch is super easy, especially with this gluten-free honey cornbread recipe! Make fluffy, moist, buttery cornbread with perfect golden crispy edges, filled with sweet honey and bits of corn! (Gluten-Free with Dairy-Free Option)
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Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 9 pieces
Calories: 269kcal
Author: Capri Lilly


  • 9x9 or 8x8 Baking Dish


  • 1 cup Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour (can sub with regular flour)
  • 1 cup Yellow Cornmeal (I use medium-grind cornmeal)
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 3/4 cup Nondairy Milk
  • 5 tbsp Butter, melted (can use vegan or regular butter)
  • 1 Egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup Applesauce
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Sugar (can sub with brown or cane sugar)
  • 1 cup Sweet Corn (fresh, thawed, or canned, drained well)
  • Pinch of Salt


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F
  • Sift together the gluten-free flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, combine the honey, non-dairy milk, melted butter, egg, applesauce, and sugar.
  • Pour the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients and stir to combine. DO NOT OVERMIX. Then, Fold in the sweet corn.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cornbread comes out clean
  • Let the cornbread cool for 5-10 minutes. Then cut into squares. Serve with butter and more honey.


Want Vegan Gluten-Free Cornbread?
Instead of eggs, use flax egg to bind the ingredients (2 tbsp ground flax + 5 tbsp water) and vegan butter instead of regular butter. To replace the honey, use more coconut sugar, about 1/2 cup or 1/3 cup maple syrup
Want Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Cornbread?
Simply use vegan butter instead of regular butter. 


Calories: 269kcal