Maple Bacon Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | We loved this amazing #cornbread. It uses honey, #maplesyrup, molasses & uncured nitrate-free #bacon. Perfect for dunking in chili or soup. #glutenfree

Maple Bacon Cornbread

September 29, 2017Teresa

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 | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | We loved this amazing #cornbread. It uses honey, #maplesyrup, molasses & uncured nitrate-free #bacon. Perfect for dunking in chili or soup. #glutenfree

Maple Bacon Cornbread is delightful. 

Maple Bacon Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | We loved this amazing #cornbread. It uses honey, #maplesyrup, molasses & uncured nitrate-free #bacon. Perfect for dunking in chili or soup. #glutenfree

I served Maple Bacon Cornbread with a batch of my Pepperoni Pizza Chili. It was so delicious.

Maple Bacon Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | We loved this amazing #cornbread. It uses honey, #maplesyrup, molasses & uncured nitrate-free #bacon. Perfect for dunking in chili or soup. #glutenfree

Maple syrup and molasses add a delicious, deep flavor to this cornbread.

Here’s what I did.

Maple Bacon Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | We loved this amazing #cornbread. It uses honey, #maplesyrup, molasses & uncured nitrate-free #bacon. Perfect for dunking in chili or soup. #glutenfree

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.

Maple Bacon Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | We loved this amazing #cornbread. It uses honey, #maplesyrup, molasses & uncured nitrate-free #bacon. Perfect for dunking in chili or soup. #glutenfree

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.

Maple Bacon Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | We loved this amazing #cornbread. It uses honey, #maplesyrup, molasses & uncured nitrate-free #bacon. Perfect for dunking in chili or soup. #glutenfree

Add honey, molasses and maple syrup (NOT corn syrup).

Maple Bacon Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | We loved this amazing #cornbread. It uses honey, #maplesyrup, molasses & uncured nitrate-free #bacon. Perfect for dunking in chili or soup. #glutenfree

Whisk ingredients to combine.

Maple Bacon Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | We loved this amazing #cornbread. It uses honey, #maplesyrup, molasses & uncured nitrate-free #bacon. Perfect for dunking in chili or soup. #glutenfree

Gently stir in cooked, crumbled bacon.

Maple Bacon Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | We loved this amazing #cornbread. It uses honey, #maplesyrup, molasses & uncured nitrate-free #bacon. Perfect for dunking in chili or soup. #glutenfree

Pour mixture into a greased 8×12″ glass baking dish. (You can also use a 9×9″ glass baking dish).

Maple Bacon Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | We loved this amazing #cornbread. It uses honey, #maplesyrup, molasses & uncured nitrate-free #bacon. Perfect for dunking in chili or soup. #glutenfree

Bake at 425 for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool. Cut into squares to serve.

Maple Bacon Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | We loved this amazing #cornbread. It uses honey, #maplesyrup, molasses & uncured nitrate-free #bacon. Perfect for dunking in chili or soup. #glutenfree

Every bite of Maple Bacon Cornbread will rear up your taste buds!

Maple Bacon Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | We loved this amazing #cornbread. It uses honey, #maplesyrup, molasses & uncured nitrate-free #bacon. Perfect for dunking in chili or soup. #glutenfree

Everything is always a little better with bacon. 🙂

Maple Bacon Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | We loved this amazing #cornbread. It uses honey, #maplesyrup, molasses & uncured nitrate-free #bacon. Perfect for dunking in chili or soup. #glutenfree

This cornbread is terrific with any kind of Tex-Mex entree, too.

Maple Bacon Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | We loved this amazing #cornbread. It uses honey, #maplesyrup, molasses & uncured nitrate-free #bacon. Perfect for dunking in chili or soup. #glutenfree

I loved Maple Bacon Cornbread crumbled inside my Pepperoni Pizza Chili!

Here’s the recipe.

MAPLE BACON CORNBREAD

(My own concoction)

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This delicious southern-style cornbread includes maple syrup, honey, molasses and uncured nitrate free bacon. It's perfect crumbled up in a bowl of your favorite soup or chili. This recipe is gluten free and clean eating.
Maple Bacon Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | We loved this amazing #cornbread. It uses honey, #maplesyrup, molasses & uncured nitrate-free #bacon. Perfect for dunking in chili or soup. #glutenfree
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Maple Bacon Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | We loved this amazing #cornbread. It uses honey, #maplesyrup, molasses & uncured nitrate-free #bacon. Perfect for dunking in chili or soup. #glutenfree
Instructions
  1. Cook bacon until crisp.
  2. Crumble into small pieces.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Mix all other ingredients until well blended.
  5. Stir in bacon.
  6. Pour into a greased 9x9” or 8x12” glass baking dish and bake at 425° for 20-25 minutes.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: To make soured milk (buttermilk): measure ½ cup milk into a measuring cup. Add 1 tbsp. cider vinegar and allow milk to sit out about 5 minutes until it becomes thick. Add to recipe in place of buttermilk.

NOTE: Molasses does add a strong, rich taste. If you’re not used to its taste, you can eliminate the molasses in the recipe.

NOTE: Do NOT use corn syrup in this recipe.

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Maple Bacon Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | We loved this amazing #cornbread. It uses honey, #maplesyrup, molasses & uncured nitrate-free #bacon. Perfect for dunking in chili or soup. #glutenfree

Maple Bacon Cornbread is really tasty, whether you eat it with soup or chili or plain.

Maple Bacon Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | We loved this amazing #cornbread. It uses honey, #maplesyrup, molasses & uncured nitrate-free #bacon. Perfect for dunking in chili or soup. #glutenfree

This cornbread is good drizzled with maple syrup too.

Maple Bacon Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | We loved this amazing #cornbread. It uses honey, #maplesyrup, molasses & uncured nitrate-free #bacon. Perfect for dunking in chili or soup. #glutenfree

If you enjoy a sweet cornbread, this one is a must try!

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Bacon Jalapeno Cornbread

Bacon Jalapeno Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these #CornPones are absolutely delicious. They're made with #GreekYogurt & #GlutenFree flour. They also use #bacon, #jalapenos & #Gruyere #cheese. Great side for #FathersDay or any #TexMex meal. #cornbread #BaconJalapenoCornbread

Print Recipe
Maple Bacon Cornbread BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
This delicious southern-style cornbread includes maple syrup, honey, molasses and uncured nitrate free bacon. It's perfect crumbled up in a bowl of your favorite soup or chili. This recipe is gluten free and clean eating.
Maple Bacon Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | We loved this amazing #cornbread. It uses honey, #maplesyrup, molasses & uncured nitrate-free #bacon. Perfect for dunking in chili or soup. #glutenfree
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Maple Bacon Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | We loved this amazing #cornbread. It uses honey, #maplesyrup, molasses & uncured nitrate-free #bacon. Perfect for dunking in chili or soup. #glutenfree
Instructions
  1. Cook bacon until crisp.
  2. Crumble into small pieces.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Mix all other ingredients until well blended.
  5. Stir in bacon.
  6. Pour into a greased 9x9” or 8x12” glass baking dish and bake at 425° for 20-25 minutes.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: To make soured milk (buttermilk): measure ½ cup milk into a measuring cup. Add 1 tbsp. cider vinegar and allow milk to sit out about 5 minutes until it becomes thick. Add to recipe in place of buttermilk.

NOTE: Molasses does add a strong, rich taste. If you’re not used to its taste, you can eliminate the molasses in the recipe.

NOTE: Do NOT use corn syrup in this recipe.

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2 Comments

  • Diane Hill Roark

    September 30, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Teresa,

    I had to stop by to see your Maple Bacon Cornbread. I am a huge cornbread fan. Next weekend is a cornbread festival in Little Rock. I could not enter the contest this year but next year I am seriously considering it. Hopefully, I can figure out how to bake enough cornbread for 4000 people which is the requirement.

    Have a great weekend!
    Diane Roark

    1. Teresa

      September 30, 2017 at 7:15 pm

      Wow, Diane, what a project! I would bake the cornbread on large cookie sheets (full or 3/4 sheet pans). Each pan would serve probably 100 pieces or 96 (8×12). You would probably need about three normal batches to fit in each of those pans. You would have to bake 40 of those size pans to have enough!!! That’s a lot of bacon, cornmeal, maple syrup or whatever your recipe called for! 🙂 Good luck. Let me know how it turns out, and if you want help, let me know and I’ll come up to Arkansas and help! You may need to rent a church kitchen or a commercial kitchen in order to pull this off (unless you have a double oven with 5 racks for each oven)!

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