I have a horrid confession to make…I’ve been eating large quantities of pre-packaged gluten free foods. Cookies, breads, frozen meals; anything that did not have to be measured, mixed, and cooked by “yours truly”. My turn to the dark side happened after burning myself out during the holiday season. Frenetically baking like Betty Crocker on crack will eventually catch up with a person. Not to mention the “episode” involving my dog Baxter eating two dozen freshly baked gluten free cookies. Oh the horror!
After a month (or two) of recuperation and a detox from hydrogenated oils, I am back in fighting form and ready to bust out of my gluten free baking slump. My latest recipe is a twist on my “traditional” cornbread. I wanted to add a sweetness to the cornbread’s dense consistency. The addition of blueberries, lemon, and honey make this an awesome breakfast bread.
I have to admit – nothing beats homemade. Hmmm, if only I could find someone to bake for me!
Blueberry Lemon Cornbread
Grease bottom & sides of 8 x 8 baking dish with butter
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/2 cup millet flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup sour cream (I used Daisy Reduced Fat)
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Zest of one small lemon
1 cup blueberries (I used frozen)
Additional sugar for pan bottom (approx 1/4 cup)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, whisk all wet ingredients (include lemon zest) together. Slowly add wet ingredients into bowl of dry ingredients until incorporated. Fold in blueberries. Sprinkle sugar into bottom of pan (enough to coat) before pouring batter. Bake 25 to 30 minutes.