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Corny Cornbread ~ Allergy-Friendly Options

. Corny cornbread might be the perfect side dish, and fresh homemade cornbread has always been a crowd favorite.

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My husband created this flavorful cornbread using my 20-year-old treasured home-style cornbread recipe. He proudly calls it corny cornbread, so sticking with that name for this post is only fair. This sweet, tender bread has little bits of corn that pleasantly surprise you bite after bite.

tasty homemade cornbread with allergy-friendly options

It all happened about a year ago when my husband suggested adding frozen corn to the cornbread batter; I was unsure about this, but I must admit that his idea was a tasty success. With or without the corn, it’s a quick and easy recipe we make regularly.

Corn Bread

Slice cornbread into squares or rectangles and serve with butter, a non-dairy substitute, or honey butter.

Honey butter is heavenly on warm cornbread. I think you will find it’s the perfect flavor combination with cornbread.

This is how I make super easy honey butter:

  • Soften regular or dairy-free butter, about half a cup.
  • Stir in honey, as much or as little as you like. It’s a taste preference. I use 2-3 tablespoons.

This recipe is also easily made dairy, gluten, and egg-free. When making it gluten-free, I use half a one-to-one gluten-free flour blend and half oat flour. This gluten-free flour combination is perfect.

Another gluten-free option is to use just oat flour. It’s a little crumbly when made with just oat flour, but it’s still good.

corny cornbread a delicious version to old fashioned cornbread

I prefer these ready-made gluten-free flour blends for the gluten-free version of this recipe:

To Make Corny Cornbread, You Will Need These Ingredients:

  • Yellow cornmeal
  • Flour ~ gluten-free if needed
  • Sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Egg ~ egg replacer if needed, such as aquafaba. Aquafaba is the liquid from canned garbanzo beans. Three tablespoons equal one egg. Aquafaba works magic in egg-free baked products like cookies and bars.
  • Milk or a non-dairy substitute
  • Corn ~ frozen or canned (optional)


corny cornbread

To test if the cornbread is done, I insert a knife in the center of the cornbread. The knife should come out clean.

Fresh cornbread is delicious with just about anything:

Be sure to try some honey butter on your corny cornbread, too.


Corn Bread
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4 from 1 vote

Corny Cornbread

Tender and sweet homemade cornbread with allergy-friendly options.
Prep Time7 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time32 minutes
Course: Breads and Rolls, Brunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: allergy-friendly, chili, cornbread, corny cornbread, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, quick breads, side dish
Servings: 9 Servings
Calories: 254kcal
Author: Mary Krick


  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup flour ~ gluten-free if needed; see notes
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 egg or egg replacer for vegans or two whites for less fat option.
  • 1 cup milk or dairy-free product for vegans, I use soy milk often
  • 1 cup corn (optional) frozen or canned


  • Preheat oven to 400. Spray a 9" x 9" square pan with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • Combine dry ingredients in a medium-size mixing bowl. Mix well.
  • Combine oil, egg or egg replacer, and milk or milk replacer in a small bowl. Mix well.
  • Add liquid mixture to dry mixture and combine gently with a large spoon, stir until blended.
  • Fold in corn. If corn is frozen, microwave it for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes or until center is done. Test by sticking a butter knife into the center of the bread, it should come out clean.
  • Remove from oven and cut into squares to serve.


**Gluten-Free flour blends:
King Arthur Measure For Measure 
Bob's Red Mill One To One Gluten-Free Baking Flour
Pamela's Artesian Gluten-Free Flour
The best gluten-free combination for this recipe is using half oat flour and half of a gluten-free flour blend.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 279mg | Potassium: 286mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. 4 stars
    Hello again! These corny cornbally cornbread really cracked me up while i was whiskin these. I was listenin’ to some katy perry and justin beibs while making these and my son kept makin some corny lil’ jokes about the cornbread. These would’ve been a five if they were cornier.

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