You’ll love the crunchy, crispy top and the soft, moist inside of this super simple and quick gluten free cornbread!

Simple & Quick Gluten Free Cornbread

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Chili & Cornbread traditions!

Our Halloween tradition every year is bringing out our favorite cornbread recipe and dunking it in chili before we trick-or-treat! This year, I had created a new Halloween Pot Pie recipe for the blog that the girls were really hoping to have again. They also wanted to have chili and cornbread! I ended up doing the chili over the weekend, so we could have both! This is an oldie cornbread recipe that I wrote my first year of blogging, so I refreshed the photos, as well as added in some of the dairy free subs I’ve learned throughout the years!

Simple & Quick Gluten Free Cornbread

Gluten free cornbread that isn’t the texture of a brick?!

Gluten free can be tough. I’ve been baking gluten free for over a decade now, and the flour blends have improved so much. Years of gluten free baking have helped me learn the best ratios of flour to moisture, and in this recipe, the cornmeal is dense. It needs some acidy buttermilk or yogurt to fluff things up and keep things moist. There are lots of options for the wet ingredients in the recipe card. There are healthy dairy options as well as dairy free.

Simple & Quick Gluten Free Cornbread

Not just for chili!

This cornbread is so easy to make, and super kid friendly, that you’ll want to use it for everything from soup to your Thanksgiving day dinner. You can double up the recipe very easily into 2 baking dishes or cast iron skillets and freeze off the pieces of cornbread for easy weeknight meals too.

Simple & Quick Gluten Free Cornbread

The Method :: The simple batter

One bowl is all you’ll need! Just cream the wet ingredients, and blend in the dry. I like to use a cast iron skillet for baking, but any buttered smaller baking dish will work just fine.

Simple & Quick Gluten Free Cornbread

Simple & Quick Gluten Free Cornbread

The Method :: Baking the Cornbread

The cornbread batter only takes 5 minutes to get into the skillet, and you’ll be read to bake. Just 20 minutes and that cornbread is ready for soup or chili dunking.

Simple & Quick Gluten Free Cornbread

Thanksgiving Day prep tips, and long term storage

If you’re preparing it for Thanksgiving, you can pop it into the hot oven once the turkey comes out of the oven to bake while the turkey is resting. Or you could make a day in advance. If you make it more than a day in advance, or doubling the cornbread for storage, just get them into a freezer bag into the freezer to lock in the moisture. It’s a great make ahead side! Also! If you love cornbread stuffing on Thanksgiving, you can use my stuffing recipe and sub the bread for this cornbread!

Simple & Quick Gluten Free Cornbread
Simple & Quick Gluten Free Cornbread

Simple & Quick Gluten Free Cornbread

Renee Kohley – Raising Generation Nourished
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings



  • Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees, and butter an 8-10 inch cast iron skillet. Alternatively, you could use an 8×8 or 9×9 baking dish or pie plate.
  • Beat the butter, eggs, and sugar with beaters for about a minute.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients, and blend to combine until smooth.
  • Pour the batter into the buttered skillet, and smooth out the top with an offset spatula. Bake the cornbread at 425 degrees for 20 minutes, until the top is golden and if you poke a toothpick in the center it comes out clean.
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  1. 5 stars
    My husband and I use to eat the box kind all the time. We haven’t had any in a long long time. We tried this the other night and it is awesome!! We love it! Thanks for the recipe.

  2. 5 stars
    Made this for the first time today to go with leftover chili… So sad its been posted here for 2 years and this is my first time trying it! Its amazing!! I don’t even want to dip it in my chili, I just want to butter it and eat the whole pan on its own 😉 Thanks for yet another amazing GF recipe!!

  3. 5 stars
    Love this cornbread and make it often. I open up a can of coconut milk and use the cream on the top for the sour cream and use the liquid in the can for the whole milk. It works great! Thank you for all you do to help us mamas out!