Gluten Free Living – 2017
All right, cornbread lovers, I give you Maple Bacon Cornbread! Yes, this amazing cornbread is filled with honey, molasses, maple syrup and even an uncured nitrate free bacon. I drooled over every bite it was succulent and amazing. This recipe uses gluten free flour along with a stone-ground cornmeal to make it a healthier, clean-eating recipe.
Okay, you guys know I love a good cornbread. When I made up a batch of Pepperoni Pizza Chili a couple of weeks ago for our Friday night care group, I knew it needed cornbread. I wasn’t sure what I was going to make and then I decided to try a maple bacon flavor and see how it would turn out.
Oh my, I was delightfully surprised that all the native Texans who attended loved this cornbread. Maple Bacon Cornbread has a deep rich flavor since it uses molasses, honey and maple syrup. The bacon provides the pop it needs. It’s moist because I use buttermilk (or soured milk) and sour cream in the recipe. I had several of the guys ask me for the recipe!
I actually crumbled the cornbread into a bowl of chili and thought it was awesome that way. 🙂 Where did I get this idea? Years ago, we used to attend Hillcrest Baptist Church in Cedar Hill, Texas. The pastor’s wife (a Virginia native), served soup or chili regularly with cornbread crumbled into it. I thought it was a novel idea and have done it that way ever since. The smoky maple bacon flavors of this cornbread actually worked wonderfully with the pepperoni in the Pepperoni Pizza Chili recipe.
If you enjoy a rich, savory, yet sweet, cornbread, then give this delectable Maple Bacon Cornbread a try the next time you make up a batch of chili or soup. It’s perfect served that way. Just crumble it up in the chili and eat away! 🙂
Maple Bacon Cornbread is delightful.
I served Maple Bacon Cornbread with a batch of my Pepperoni Pizza Chili. It was so delicious.
Maple syrup and molasses add a delicious, deep flavor to this cornbread.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients. I did not use whole wheat flour! I pulled the wrong bag out of my freezer. I used a stone-ground cornmeal.
Melt butter. Add to a large mixing bowl. Add cornmeal, gluten free flour, sea salt, baking powder, baking soda, egg, sour cream and buttermilk or soured milk.
Add honey, molasses and maple syrup (NOT corn syrup).
Whisk ingredients to combine.
Gently stir in cooked, crumbled bacon.
Pour mixture into a greased 8×12″ glass baking dish. (You can also use a 9×9″ glass baking dish).
Bake at 425 for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool. Cut into squares to serve.
Every bite of Maple Bacon Cornbread will rear up your taste buds!
Everything is always a little better with bacon. 🙂
This cornbread is terrific with any kind of Tex-Mex entree, too.
I loved Maple Bacon Cornbread crumbled inside my Pepperoni Pizza Chili!
Here’s the recipe.
MAPLE BACON CORNBREAD
(My own concoction)
This cornbread is good drizzled with maple syrup too.
If you enjoy a sweet cornbread, this one is a must try!
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