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.

Notes

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

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray, for the loaf pan
  • 2  tablespoons  tapioca flour
  • 1 1/4  cup  ground yellow cornmeal
  • 2/3  cups  brown rice flour
  • 1/4  cup  cornstarch
  • 2  tablespoons  sugar
  • 2  teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/2  teaspoon  sea salt
  • 6  tablespoons  vegan butter, melted
  • 1/2  cup  almond milk
  • 1/4  cup  agave nectar
  • 6  teaspoons  vegan powdered egg substitute mixed with 8 tablespoons water*
  • 1/3  cup  raw cacao nibs
  • Pinch of  chili powder
  • Pinch of  cinnamon

Directions

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
21g
30%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
13g
54%
Cholesterol
21mg
7%
Carbohydrate, by difference
22g
17%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
6µg
1%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
83mg
8%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
10µg
3%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
28mg
9%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
110mg
16%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
520mg
35%
Water
43g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Cornbread Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Cornbread Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.