By Lelandra on December 21, 2009
Photo by PaulaG
Photo by PaulaG
"From The Gluten-Free Gourmet"
Serving Size: 1 (680 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"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."
"I used corn meal and corn flour. Shouldn't this recipe have some xanthan gum in it? It was like a brick. Very disappointed! In my opinion it's nothing like Jiffy."
"I'd prefer to give this 4 1/2 stars, but didn't think it was really a 5 star as it turned out this first time I've made it. Overall I was pleased, especially with the flavor, but the muffins were awfully heavy and dense. I was pleased that they weren?t crumbly, though, like a lot of gluten free recipes. I didn?t sift the dry ingredients, which may be the reason for the dense consistency. I used extra sugar and substituted coconut oil for the shortening. Based on other comments I baked them at 375 for 20 minutes, and it was definitely too long. Next time I?ll try 350 and start checking them after 20 minutes. The flavor is excellent (much like Jiffy mix) and for a gluten free recipe the texture was good. Definitely a keeper and one I?ll try tweaking a little to see if I can get a lighter result."
"These came out really good. I used coconut oil because I didn't have shortening. They didn't take the whole 25 minutes I think because I used the square muffin pan (12 serving) so they are not as deep as the round muffin tins. Thank you. Next time I'll add vanilla and maybe some corn kernels."
"This recipe is a keeper! I added 1 cup frozen corn kernels to add moisture. Maybe I'll try cranberries next time..."
"I used this recipe for my first attempt at gluten free cornbread and I didn't miss my old cornbread recipe at all! It was quite easy and very tasty. I followed the recipe exactly except I used coconut oil in place of the shortening and I cooked it in the oven in an iron skillet instead of making muffins. It turned out moist, slightly sweet, and with a cake-like consistency and because of the addition of coconut oil, it didn't even need butter."
"Great idea to use the masa harina instead of flour! This had a very nice flavor, and the texture was great - nice and crispy on the outside, with a tender inside. Thanks for sharing! PAC Spring '13"
"Made this recipe out excellent; everyone loved it !! Thanks for posting l!"
"This works wonderfully! I've never used cornbread mix because it's not available in Germany, but this seems to be the perfect substitute. I used it for recipe #413056 which turned out perfect. Thanks for posting!"
"It does taste pretty identical to the Jiffy mix. But If you like more cake-like cornbread (like me) I would skip this. It does have a great corn flavor, but I'm not a big fan of the grittiness."
"Just pulled these out of the oven and they are fantastic! Super easy and quick. Only change I made was I did mini muffins. Baked at 350 for 12 minutes and they came out perfect."
"This is a great recipe. The second time I made them they were even better. I changed the oven temp to 350 & only baked them for 19 minutes. They were perfect :)"