Gluten-Free Cornbread Recipe – Dairy-Free Too

Gluten-Free Cornbread

This gluten-free cornbread recipe is also dairy-free. The texture is just like my traditional cornbread: moist, slightly fluffy, and not too sweet.

Gluten-Free Cornbread
Gluten Free Cornbread

I never liked cornbread. It always tasted dry, flavorless, and gritty to me. Then I started making my own traditional cornbread. It was moist and fluffy, and I fell in love with this Southern staple.

When I discovered that I am gluten intolerant, moist, delicious cornbread just wasn’t something I was willing to give up. This gluten-free cornbread recipe is an adapted version of my original cornbread—and it’s dairy-free. Gluten-free cornbread is the perfect accompaniment to Easy, Make-Ahead Chili.

How to make gluten-free cornbread

Gluten-free cornbread is just as easy to make as traditional cornbread. You just need to adjust a few ingredients.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients.
    Use a medium bowl and a wire whisk for best results.
  3. Add the liquid ingredients.
    Stir with a fork until the batter is only slightly lumpy. Don’t overmix.
  4. Pour the batter into a lightly greased iron skillet.
    You can also use a loaf pan or other baking pan.
  5. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes.
    It is done when a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
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RV tips

This gluten-free cornbread recipe is easy, tastes great, and reheats like a dream.

For summer camping, make it ahead of time, and freeze or refrigerate individual servings in tight containers. Then zap the cornbread in the microwave for a quick treat. For winter camping, bake it in the RV, and let your oven—and the cornbread—provide cozy warmth.

We took the RV across Texas to have a “nontraditional” Thanksgiving with our son, and cornbread was a key feature.

Karen Cooking in the RV
Karen Cooking in the RV

We hope you enjoy this recipe!

Gluten-Free Cornbread
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5 from 1 vote

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cornbread

Old-fashioned Southern cornbread without the gluten or dairy. Moist but doesn't fall apart and just sweet enough to please. Your grandmother would be proud.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Resting Time5 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dairy-free, Easy, Gluten-free, Make-ahead
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 137kcal


  • Cast iron skillet
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Fork


Dry ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose, gluten-free flour no xanthan gum
  • 1 cup gluten-free cornmeal coarse grain, yellow
  • cup sugar
  • 4 tsp gluten-free baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt

Liquid ingredients

  • 1⅛ cup cashew, soy, or other milk unsweetened
  • cup Coconut oil melted, plus a little more for greasing the pan
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white


  • Preheat the oven to 400°.
  • Lightly grease a cast iron skillet.
  • Mix the dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl with a whisk.
    1 cup all-purpose, gluten-free flour, 1 cup gluten-free cornmeal, ⅓ cup sugar, 4 tsp gluten-free baking powder, 1 tsp salt
  • Add the liquid ingredients, and stir with a fork until only a few lumps remain. Don't overmix.
    1⅛ cup cashew, soy, or other milk, ⅓ cup Coconut oil, 1 egg, 1 egg white
  • Pour the mixture into the skillet and bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. It is done when a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.


If you prefer sweet cornbread, double the sugar and increase the milk to 1¼ cup.

Nutrition Facts

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Nutrition Facts for Gluten-Free Cornbread

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One thought on “Gluten-Free Cornbread Recipe – Dairy-Free Too

  1. 5 stars
    Thanks for the recipe! My family finished it off the first day. I had not been able to find a gluten-free cornbread recipe this fluffy. (I did increase the sugar because I like my cornbread sweet.)

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