Monday, June 08, 2009

Pamela's Cornbread

We recently tried Pamela's Products wheat-free and gluten-free Cornbread and Muffin Mix. The packages contain directions for many different variations, and we tried two of them.

We usually make unsweetened 'Southern' cornbread in a cast iron skillet. Pamela's provides directions for Southern Skillet Cornbread, so we followed those, using three eggs and sour soymilk instead of buttermilk. The skillet cornbread was fine, but it had a strong baking powder taste and was a bit dry, even for Southern cornbread. This is where I would choose cornbread with gluten over gluten free, but I realize that isn't an option for everyone.

Here's the Southern cornbread. I can't find the muffin pic. Someone probably ate it.

However, we also tried the recipe for Sweet Old Fashioned Cornbread (muffin variation), and that was a hit! I'm guessing the addition of 1/2 cup of sugar and 8 tablespoons of margarine had something to do with it. You also add two eggs and 1 cup water. The muffins were really rich and dense, in the best possible way. They were still moist the next day, and we split the leftover muffins in half, topped them with (more!) margarine, and broiled them for a minute.

I don't know how this mix would do with egg substitutes, as the recipes call for two or three eggs.

Ingredients: Organic Degermed Corn Meal; Brown Rice Flour; White Rice Flour; Tapioca Starch; Sweet Rice Flour; Potato Starch; Organic Degermed Corn Flour; Grainless & Aluminum Free Baking Powder (Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Potato Starch); Sea Salt; Xanthan Gum.

A six-pack of mix is available at Amazon for $21.54. Pamela's Products are also available at these stores.

This review was written for Go Dairy Free.


  1. Nothing to do with cornbread, but could you recommend a tasty non-dairy ice cream, something a three year old might enjoy? I'd appreciate any info you might have. Thanks!

  2. Normally I'd recommend Tofutti, but they've had some cross-contamination issues recently.

    So Delicious made with soy is OK, esp. their ice cream sandwiches. Both of these brands are available in most grocery stores.

    Turtle Mountain, maker of So Delicious, also has a coconut milk ice cream that I bet is really good. I've only gotten to try their non-frozen coconut milk yogurt so far....

  3. The corn bread looks yummy.

    Nicole - We do So Delicious and it's very good. So is ther coconut milk ice cream - my girls love it (3 and 4). We also go with Purely Decadent also made by Turtle Mountain. They make vanilla on a stick covered by chocolate - my older daughter's favorite!