Gluten-Free Cacao Cornbread Recipe

Gluten-Free Cacao Cornbread Recipe
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Gluten-Free Cacao Cornbread

Amie Valpone

Gluten-Free Cacao Cornbread

Raw cacao... in a cornbread recipe? Sure. Why not? I mean a girl’s gotta love her cornbread, right? And what’s cornbread without a little added natural sweetness from agave and raw cacao. It’s a perfect dessert, a decadent breakfast, toasted with nut butter, or a lovely lunch enjoyed toasted as croutons atop a salad. Or just simply eaten alone. It’s that good. Yes, it’s just that good. The raw cacao takes the cake in this gluten-free treat... no pun intended.


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Coat a 9-by-9-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine the tapioca flour, cornmeal, brown rice flour, cornstarch, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt. Whisk well to combine. In a separate bowl, combine the butter, almond milk, agave nectar, and egg substitute and whisk well to combine.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well. Add the raw cacao nibs, chili powder, and cinnamon. Transfer the mixture into the loaf pan. Bake until golden brown, about 35-40 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve.


*Note: Or follow the package directions for the equivalent of 4 whole eggs. The equivalent amount of egg substitute may vary by brand.


Calories per serving:

274 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 10g 16%
  • Carbs 43g 14%
  • Saturated 9g 43%
  • Fiber 2g 8%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 10g
  • Monounsaturated 0g
  • Polyunsaturated 0g
  • Protein 3g 5%
  • Sodium 358mg 15%
  • Calcium 127mg 13%
  • Magnesium 25mg 6%
  • Potassium 75mg 2%
  • Iron 1mg 8%
  • Zinc 0mg 3%
  • Phosphorus 169mg 24%
  • Vitamin A 3µg 0%
  • Vitamin C 0mg 0%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 12%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 6%
  • Niacin (B3) 2mg 9%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 6%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 47µg 12%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 3%
  • Vitamin K 2µg 3%
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