Mm cornbread… I think I start a lot of my posts by saying “Mm [insert food name here].” What can I say, I’m a terrific cook 😉
Cornbread makes me think of Boston Market, which I probably ate far too much of growing up. Honestly I never actually liked any of the food at Boston Market, I just liked their cornbread.. And I would always eat a couple pieces..
But their recipe has a ton of sugar and gluten and about 20 other ingredients, most of which I do not want in my body. (You can see the full ingredient list on their website.) So I wanted to make some tasty, healthier cornbread. I love to take foods I ate before I started eating clean, and create my own healthier, all natural versions of them. So if anyone tells you, you have to give up the “good stuff” to eat healthy, they’re lying.
This recipe calls for masa harina flour. So, you’re probably wondering, “what is masa harina flour?” Masa harina is the traditional flour that is typically used to make tortillas, tamales, and other Mexican dishes. To make masa harina, maize is dried and then treated in a solution of lime and water. The soaked maize is then washed, and the wet corn is ground into a dough. When the dough is dried and powdered, it is then considered masa harina.
Masa harina flour can be purchase in Mexican markets or many health sections of supermarkets. You can also purchase it on Amazon, if you’re having a hard time finding it locally.
- ¾ cup masa harina flour
- ¼ cup gluten free all purpose flour
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar
- ½ tsp unrefined sea salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp honey (slightly melted)
- ½ cup + 2 tbsp milk of choice
- 2 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
- Preheat oven to 425 F.
- Mix together dry ingredients.
- In a separate bowl, combine honey egg, vanilla, coconut oil and milk and stir well.
- Combine the dry and wet ingredients and mix just until moist.
- Allow to sit for 5 minutes.
- Line and 8x8 square pan with parchment paper
- Pour batter into pan and bake for 15 minutes or until edges are slightly brown.
- Remove cornbread from pan to cool.
Adapted from Whole Lifestyle Nutrition.
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