Southern comfort food at its finest! This quick and easy Gluten Free Skillet Cornbread is soft and tender with a beautiful, crispy, golden brown edge.
I am so excited to share this recipe with you! This one has the record on recipe development time, it’s been a work in progress for almost an entire year and has been tweaked dozens of times! I guess you could say I’m a cornbread snob. I love a good cornbread that is soft, tender, has that beautiful crispy brown edge, and is drenched in honey. We laugh about this one because it was declared perfect and ready to post several times but then I decided it just wasn’t perfect enough. So back to the drawing board we went.
This cornbread has just the perfect hint of sweetness which is offset perfectly by a light buttermilk flavor from the added vinegar. The flour to cornmeal ration yields the perfect texture. And this particular cornbread also has a secret ingredient (ssshhh!) Years ago gfHubs and I ate at a Mexican restaurant that had some great cornbread, and that is when I fell head over heals over the stuff. I was surprised when I bit into it and discovered kernels of corn hidden inside-it was delicious! Adding corn to this recipe sends it over the top, it is just SO good! And did I mention it’s easy? it is so simple to whip up a batch of this cornbread to go with any meal.
Now if you’re going to enjoy a good Southern cornbread, you will definitely want to invest in a cast iron skillet. They’re inexpensive and you’ll find I use them in a lot of my recipes (as should you!). Using a cast iron skillet gives the cornbread those irresistible edges.
A few words of advice that apply to allllll gluten free recipes: flour matters. I used Gluten Free Mama’s Almond blend in this recipe. I like that it doesn’t have any xanthan gum because the cornbread only requires a little. Using a flour mix that contains xanthan or guar gum will offset the texture a little and might give it a gummy texture. I recommend sticking with a flour that doesn’t have any added xanthan so you can use just the right amount. Enjoy!