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Subtly Sweet Maple Cornbread from One Lovely Life

Maple Cornbread (Gluten & Dairy Free–or not!)

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  • Author: Emily from One Lovely Life
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12-16 servings 1x


Maple Cornbread – This gently sweet cornbread recipe is the perfect complement to a bowl of chili or a big chopped salad. Do be sure to use pure maple syrup, not the fakey artificial stuff. It makes all the difference! (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free–or not!)




  • 1 cup gluten free 1:1 or measure-for-measure flour (or regular white flour for non-GF)
  • 1 cup cornmeal (certified GF as needed)
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup milk (I use unsweetened almond milk)
  • 4 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 5 Tbsp. butter, vegan butter, or ghee, melted
  • 3 eggs


  • 1 Tbsp. butter, vegan butter, or ghee, melted
  • 3 Tbsp. pure maple syrup



  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line an 8×8″ or 9×9″ square baking dish with parchment, or grease with butter or spray oil.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Make a small well in the dry ingredients, then add the wet ingredients. Add milk, syrup, butter/ghee, and eggs.
  4. Stir or whisk until just combined (a few lumps are just fine).
  5. Pour batter into your prepared baking dish and gently smooth the surface or shake a bit to settle the batter.
  6. Bake cornbread at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Brush with glaze while still hot.


  1. While the cornbread is baking, make glaze by melting the butter and syrup in a small saucepan over low heat or melting the butter in the microwave and stirring the syrup into it.
  2. Stir until the mixture is well combined. When the cornbread is finished baking (and still hot from the oven), brush the glaze over the surface. (It’ll feel like a LOT of glaze, but will absorb into the bread without making it soggy)
  3. Allow cornbread to cool before slicing.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Bread, Side Dish
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American, Southern