Gluten-Free Cinnamon-Basil Cornbread

Gluten-Free Cinnamon-Basil Cornbread
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Gluten-Free Cinnamon-Basil Cornbread

Amie Valpone

Gluten-Free Cinnamon-Basil Cornbread

This cornbread is quite delicious and what makes it extra special is the dash of cinnamon and fresh basil; they add a perfectly sweet touch to each bite. My favorite way to serve this recipe is toasted with a drizzle of honey on top.  Or if you're feeling extra special, you can top it with a scoop of almond milk ice cream.

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • large eggs (or equivalent amount of egg substitute to make this vegan)
  • 6  Tablespoons  vegan butter
  • 1 1/4  Cup  almond milk
  • 3/4  Cups  cornmeal
  • 1  Cup  corn kernels
  • 1  Teaspoon  cinnamon
  • 2  Tablespoons  finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1  Cup  rice flour
  • 1  Teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  sea salt
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Coat a baking dish with cooking spray.

Beat the eggs, butter, and milk in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients and mix well to combine. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well. Transfer the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Bake until golden brown, for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
26%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
11g
46%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
40g
31%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
28µg
4%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
16µg
18%
Calcium, Ca
100mg
10%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
57µg
14%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
37mg
12%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
266mg
38%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
600mg
40%
Water
50g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Cinnamon Shopping Tip

Spices and dried herbs have a shelf life too, and lose potency over time. The rule of thumb is, if your spices are over two years old, it's time to buy some new ones.

Cinnamon Cooking Tip

Toasting whole spices before using them intensifies their aroma and flavor.