The star-in-hiding aka cornbread muffins

Cornbread is a staple in our home, especially during the cold winter months when soups and stews seem to take over every meal. This gluten free cornbread is a star in hiding as it’s the perfect side to most mains, soups and salads. You can eat it cold or warm it up, either way you will love it. I added jalapenos to this dozen, but often add shredded cheese, rosemary, basil or even pumpkin seeds. It’s a perfect snack when a craving strikes and makes an excellent lunch box addition.

The star-in-hiding aka cornbread muffins
Yields 12
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
You’ll need
  1. 3 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
  2. 1/3 c applesauce
  3. 1 egg (or flax egg)
  4. 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  5. 1 cup almond milk mixed with 1 tbsp lemon juice
  6. 1 cup cornmeal
  7. 1 cup GF flour
  8. 1/2 tsp salt
  9. 1/2 tsp GF baking soda
  10. 3 jalapenos (2 diced and one sliced into rounds)
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a muffin tin with paper liners OR lightly grease with coconut oil.
  2. Melt coconut oil in a large bowl.
  3. Add applesauce, mix well.
  4. Mix in egg and sugar.
  5. Stir in salt, baking soda, and diced jalapenos.
  6. Add almond milk and mix.
  7. Add cornmeal and gluten free flour and mix well. Adjust with flour if consistency is too thin and more almond milk if too thick.
  8. Fill muffin tin about 3/4 full and top each with a few jalapeno slices.
  9. Bake for about 20-25 minutes. Tops/sides should be golden. Remove from oven and let stand for a few minutes. Transfer to airtight container and cover with clean tea towel to keep warm.
  10. Serve and enjoy!
  1. These gems will keep fresh for a few days in an airtight container. If for some reason you have some left over, they do freeze well.
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2 responses to “The star-in-hiding aka cornbread muffins

  1. What an interesting recipe, I think I will give this one a try.

    Thanks Michelle


  2. Looking delicious, Thanks for sharing Dr. Michelle 🙂

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