Gluten Free Pumpkin Cornbread Recipe

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I modified my mother-in-law’s beloved cornbread recipe to create this. The pumpkin gives the gluten free-flours a moisture and spring, and the lemon juice and spices lifts the mix. My first go was a triumph, and I have not changed anything since. I like to serve this bread right out of the oven, and put almond butter or regular butter on it. This is when the texture is moist and springy, and most resembles regular wheat bread. For those gluten free desperates who will seize any opportunity to taste something resembling moist light bread - this is your moment! This cornbread is a fantastic snack; wonderful with a hearty soup; as a side accompaniment to a zesty salad; or as a sweet treat with a cup of herbal tea. It will keep for a few days in the fridge, but will get firmer and a little more dense like all gluten-free breads.

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Servings: 10


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  1. Preheat your oven to 185C/350F
  2. Sift the flours, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan, salt and spices together into a bowl, stir in the cornmeal and mix well.
  3. In your mixer, cream the butter, add in the eggs and lemon juice, and mix until smooth.
  4. Now gradually spoon in the pumpkin and milk, and mix slowly until evenly combined.
  5. Keep the mixer running, and slowly pour in the dry ingredients, and combine until a smooth thick batter is achieved.
  6. Pour into a well greased or lined square loaf tin, and bake for about an hour and a half, or until a skewer comes out clean.
  7. After removing the bread from the oven, let it cool and settle in the tin for about 5 minutes.
  8. Then pop it out onto a rack, and allow to cool further.
  9. Or try my “bake and scoff” approach! YUM!


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 110g
Recipe makes 10 servings
Calories 263  
Calories from Fat 102 39%
Total Fat 11.6g 14%
Saturated Fat 6.5g 26%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 158mg 7%
Potassium 155mg 4%
Total Carbs 34.58g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1.5g 5%
Sugars 1.64g 1%
Protein 5.16g 8%
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