Author: Christina Eleton
July 13, 2023

Paleo "Cornbread" (Gluten & Grain-Free)

A Favorite Classic Southern Recipe...made with real-food ingredients! You won't believe this is corn-free!

Paleo cornbread in pie plate...corn free!

I am so excited to share my cornbread recipe! This is truly a miracle and you won't believe it’s made without corn. Several years back, I found myself missing cornbread, especially with my soup and chili recipes. I mean, what's a soup without cornbread? So, I began experimenting and created my own version that is just like the real thing!

Paleo cornbread in pie plate...corn free!

There are certain ingredients that don't make my body feel so good after consuming them. Corn is at the top of that list. The only solution is to recreate all of my favorite dishes that I love and crave, but with a healthier spin.

Paleo cornbread in pie plate...corn free!

In my early twenties, I began studying up on certain foods and how they affect our body. After much research, corn was one of the first foods I eliminated from my diet. Don't get me wrong, I wasn't just thrilled about it because I love corn products such as corn bread and tortilla chips with salsa. But after learning so much about this grain, it wasn't worth the risk. The bad thing is, corn is in a lot of products under many different names. You really have to read your labels and know your ingredients.

What's The Problem With Corn?

  • GMOs (genetically modified organisms)
  • contaminated with mycotoxins (mold)
  • raises blood sugar
  • causes weight gain/bloating
  • promotes inflammation
  • increases Omega 6

Corn is often considered a vegetable, but in fact it is a grain. Grains promote inflammation in the body and many are surprised at how much better they feel after eliminating grains such as: corn, wheat, barley, rye, oats and soy. I am a living testimony to this. I dealt with many health issues, the most troublesome being neck, knee and back pain. Praise The Lord, I am living pain-free today. Eliminating corn was a big part of the healing process for me.

Oh and in case you didn't know, corn is also used to fatten cattle up and that is exactly what it does to humans as well...um, no thanks!

The Good News

Don't worry, I am not gonna leave you without a solution. Now that we have gotten a few facts out of the way, let's get to the best part in all of this. There are always alternatives to still enjoy your favorite foods. I enjoy all of the traditional recipes that are made with corn, but just a few real-food ingredient swaps.

Paleo cornbread with beef stew...corn free!

What You Need To Make This Cornbread

  • pasture-raised eggs
  • avocado oil
  • almond flour
  • coconut flour
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • sea salt

To get the texture I was going for, I found the perfect balance with my gluten-free flours. Some people like a cake-like texture, while others like a more dense bread. In this recipe, I use almond and coconut flour to get just the right balance. It's truly amazing how almond flour works like cornmeal, giving the bread a grainy texture. And coconut flour compliments the almond flour perfectly. I purposely didn’t make this recipe sweet, although it does have a subtle sweetness from the coconut flour. Sometimes cornbread recipes are really sweet and don't pair well with savory dishes such as soups or chili. This recipe will go with anything.

How To Make This Cornbread

  • In a bowl, combine eggs, avocado oil and almond milk.
  • In separate bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt.
  • Mix together both wet and dry ingredients. Let the batter sit for a couple of minutes to let the coconut flour absorb and thicken properly. (See recipe notes)
  • Transfer batter to a greased 8 Inch Pie Plate.
  • Bake at 425 for 20-25 minutes until browned to your liking.
  • Enjoy!
Paleo cornbread on white plate...corn free!

I love cornbread with any kind of soup or chili recipe. Of course, this is just as good all by itself with a little real butter. I don't usually eat foods with dairy, but I occasionally have a little butter on a few things like my cornbread recipe. Oh, and we love to drizzle a little raw honey on top...so good!

Recipes That Go Great With Cornbread

I hope you love my cornbread recipe as much as we do. Make sure to check out my Southern "Cornbread" Dressing recipe using this recipe!

Paleo "Cornbread" Recipe (Gluten & Grain-Free)

Author: Christina Eleton
A Classic Favorite Southern Recipe...made with real-food ingredients! You won't believe this is corn-free!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Baked Goods, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1 pan

Equipment

  • 8 Inch Pie Plate

Ingredients
  

For greasing the pan

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, combine eggs, avocado oil and almond milk.
  • In separate bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt.
  • Mix together both wet and dry ingredients. Let the batter sit for a couple of minutes to let the coconut flour absorb and thicken properly. See recipe notes.
  • Transfer batter to greased 8 Inch Pie Plate. Make sure not to use a bigger dish or there will not be enough batter.
  • Bake at 425 for 20-25 minutes until browned to your liking. Make sure to start checking at 20 minutes and cook until desired brownness.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

I created this recipe to perfectly fit into an 8 Inch Pie Plate. Make sure not to use a bigger dish or there will not be enough batter.  Also, make sure to grease the pie plate with palm shortening and preheat the oven at 425 for at least 15 minutes before baking the cornbread.  The oven needs to be really hot.  Keep in mind that coconut flours absorb differently.  You may have to add a little more almond milk if the batter seems too dry, or a little more coconut flour if it seems too wet.  
Keyword Corn Free, Cornbread, Gluten Free, Grain-Free
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