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Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Cornbread Recipe

This gluten-free sweet potato cornbread is bursting with sweet potatoes and sweetened with maple syrup. Easy to throw together and perfect for a crowd. To make dairy-free, substitute vegan buttery sticks for the butter.
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 10 -12
Author Tessa Fisher

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (or vegan butter) 1 stick
  • 1 1/2 cups corn flour or medium grind cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour/meal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked sweet potato about 2 medium, skins discarded
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup non-dairy buttermilk I used almond, room temperature *see note
  • pepitas for sprinkling optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Put stick of butter in a 12-inch cast-iron skillet and place on middle rack in oven until butter is melted.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine corn flour, almond flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and ground cinnamon. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat maple syrup and sweet potatoes until combined. Beat in eggs, followed by vanilla extract. In batches, alternate adding dry ingredients and buttermilk until well combined.
  3. When butter has melted in skillet, carefully remove from oven with mitts. Making sure skillet is evenly coated, pour excess butter into batter. Mix until evenly incorporated in batter.
  4. Pour batter into skillet, sprinkle top with pepitas if using, and place skillet on middle oven rack. Bake for 25-35 minutes until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Allow cornbread to cool in skillet for at least 10 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

Inspired by Jennifer Katzinger's Honey & Oats recipe and adapted from Cookie and Kate.

*To make non-dairy buttermilk, add 1 tablespoons apple cider vinegar to 1 cup of non-dairy milk of choice. Stir well and wait 10 minutes until incorporating into recipe.

*To make into muffins: Melt butter in a glass measuring cup and add to batter before dividing batter into lined muffin cups. Reduce baking time from original recipe, about 15-18 minutes bake time.