Prep 0 mins
Cook 25 mins
From The Gluten-Free Gourmet
- 1 cup yellow cornmeal (make sure it is gluten free)
- 1 cup cornflour (masa harina)
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons shortening, melted
- Sift the dry ingredients together into mixing bowl. Stir in the beaten eggs, buttermilk and melted shortening.
- Pour into greased muffin cups. Bake in preheated 400 oven for about 25 minutes.
This is exactly what I was looking for. I usually have corn flour on hand from making tamales, tortillas, and other Mexican recipes. The thought had crossed my mind to use corn flour instead of regular flour in my corn muffins, but I never tried it. This recipe gives me another use for corn flour. Sometimes I like my corn muffins a little sweeter so I added 1/3 cup of sugar instead of 1/4 cup. I might even add a 1/2 cup of sugar when I make corn muffins for bean soup. I didn't know that corn flour was gluten free, which is another good thing about this recipe.
I am very new to gluten free baking but found these well received by everyone. These were baked in cast iron baking ware and developed a nice crust. There was enough batter for 8 wedges and a small cast iron skillet of cornbread. I wouldn't hesitate to make these again.
Very good! I modifed this to accomdate a strict diet. Used rice milk lemon juice to sub as buttermilk. Used 1 T of a dairy/soy free margerine instead of shortening. Used 1 T ground flaxseed in place of one egg (plus one actual egg). Used a combo of gluten free flours in place of cornflour (coconut flour, white rice flour, and finely ground corn meal). Used approx. 1/2 t vanilla. I used a little less sugar than called for. Baked in muffin paper tins at 350 for about 16 min. They came out perfect, still moist but not doughy. Used med. ground corn meal and it gave it a more course crumbly texture, which we like. My husband who doesn't do gluten free or dairy free said they were good and tasted just like corn bread he gets from a popular fast food chain that serves corn bread. Next time I'll try it without egg and only flax sub.