Classic Sweet Cornbread Muffins from My Gluten-Free Kitchen

Gluten-Free Classic Cornbread Muffins from My Gluten-Free Kitchen

Classic Cornbread Muffins from My Gluten-Free Kitchen

Corn muffins are clearly a very popular muffin option. I think it’s because they bridge the gap between savory muffins and sweet muffins and they also work as a terrific bread option. So far for March Muffin Madness, we’ve enjoyed Johnny Cake Muffins, Paleo Sweet “Cornbread Muffins, and Basil Prosciutto Corn Cakes.  Today we have another choice to add to our list—Classic Sweet Cornbread Muffins from Michelle of My Gluten-Free Kitchen. Her recipe is gluten free and vegetarian.

Enjoy learning more about Michelle and her Classic Sweet Cornbread Muffins (see the whole line-up of bloggers, blogs, and muffin recipes here) and be sure to leave a comment on today’s post to enter the MMM giveaway that will be conducted on March 31 and includes three different muffin pans (mini 24-cup, steel 12-cup, or cast iron 6-cup), an immersion blender, a spiral vegetable slicer, an electric pressure cooker, a 12-cup food processor, and—super duper special!a Blendtec all-in-one-kitchen appliance (with a Wildside Jar)! Thanks again to the folks at Blendtec for sponsoring our Super Grand Prize! Please remember that EVERY comment in the series will be an entry for the final giveaway, so if you’ve missed some posts, take a moment and visit them and leave a single comment on each to get in the maximum number of entries. (FYI: You can also check out all the prizes on the sidebar right beside this post.)

I “met” Michelle a little over a year ago when she left a sweet comment on my Top 10+ Best Gluten-Free Girl Scout Cookie “Knockoff” Recipes Plus Bonus Ideas roundup.  A quick look at her blog showed me that Michelle shares lots of beautiful and delicious recipes, as well as lots of other really helpful info for those who are gluten free.

Michelle Palin My Gluten-Free Kitchen

Michelle Palin of My Gluten-Free Kitchen

I’ve since shared many of her recipes either on gfe in roundup posts or on All Gluten-Free Desserts. Here are links to some of those recipes and a few more from Michelle’s blog!

~ Apple Puff Pancakes

~ Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bark

~ Mint Chocolate Brownie Decadence
(part of my It’s Not Easy Being Green, Unless You’re A Dessert—17+ Gluten-Free Green Mint Desserts roundup along with her Mint Chocolate Bundt Cakes with Mint Frosting and her Triple Chocolate Mint Cookies)

~ Summer Berry Sauce

~ Easy Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Bread in Your Bread Machine
(part of A Bountiful Bread Basket, Part 3: Top 20 Gluten-Free Bread Recipes Made in a Bread Machine, Plus More Info and Tips on Bread Machines)

~ Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls
(part of A Bountiful Bread Basket, Part 2: Top 40 Gluten-Free Bread Recipes—Basic Rolls and Biscuits)

Michelle also shares product reviews, kitchen equipment reviews, menu plans, and her favorite gluten-free recipes from others, so be sure to check out her blog. I’m looking forward to meeting Michelle in person in September at the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference in Las Vegas! And now it’s Michelle’s turn!


Hello there! My name is Michelle Palin and I blog over at My Gluten-free Kitchen. I have been baking and cooking gluten-free since my celiac diagnosis in the summer of 2010. I have always loved to bake, so I wanted to get back to that as soon as I could and vowed to figure out how to make my gluten-free treats taste as good as my gluten-full recipes were.

My blog’s motto is “Showing the world how delicious gluten-free can be!” My family is not deprived at all or “missing out” since we don’t have gluten in our home. We regularly have delicious cookies,  brownies, or muffins around to snack on. You could say I have a sweet tooth, or really, I think I have a whole mouthful of sweet teeth!

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I like to use a good all-purpose gluten-free flour blend in my baking. I find that it saves me time and money over buying a variety of different flours, and always produces reliable results. The two all-purpose flour blends I use the most, and equally recommend, are Jules and Gluten Free Mama’s Almond Blend All-Purpose Flour. Feel free to substitute your homemade all-purpose blend in this recipe, too. I hope you’ll enjoy these sweet gluten-free cornbread muffins. We’ve been enjoying these for years!

Michelle’s Classic Sweet Cornbread Muffins Recipe

Gluten-free Cornbread Muffins from My Gluten-Free Kitchen

Classic Sweet Cornbread Muffins from My Gluten-Free Kitchen
Recipe type: Breakfast, Bread
Serves: 24
  • 1 cup melted butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 ⅓ cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups cornmeal (see notes)
  • 2 cups all-purpose gluten free flour (I use Jules)
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum (omit if flour blend already has xanthan in it)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. Spray muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray or line with paper liners.
  2. In a glass measuring cup, measure buttermilk then add baking soda, mix together and let sit.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, melt butter in microwave. Add sugar and use a spatula or wooden spoon, to mix into butter. Add eggs.
  4. Add buttermilk/baking soda to the butter/sugar/egg mixture and mix just until combined.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together cornmeal, flour, xanthan and salt. Add to wet ingredients and stir until well mixed.
  6. Fill muffin tin cavities mostly full with batter, filling 24 cavities. Bake at 375º for 14-17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with crumbs only and muffin top doesn't sink in if pressed with fingertip.
  7. Cool in pan for 2-3 minutes. Remove muffins from pan to cool on a cooling rack until ready to serve.
If 24 muffins is way too many for your family to eat, simply place extras in a resealable freezer bag and freeze for another day! You can also halve the recipe for a dozen muffins.

Shirley here: Be sure to use gluten-free cornmeal. I like the gluten-free cornmeal from


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42 Responses to “Classic Sweet Cornbread Muffins from My Gluten-Free Kitchen”

  1. Jamie on March 30th, 2014 8:45 am

    I’ve been searching for a Sweet Cornbread recipe. I do miss Marie Calanders…………

  2. Janelle on March 30th, 2014 9:54 am

    These look very quick & easy to make! Yum!

  3. Laurel on March 30th, 2014 9:55 am

    My husband’s been talking about corn bread lately. He wants it so much he went out and bought some organic, GMO, corn meal. I guess that puts ME on the spot. Alternatively we could have lovely corn muffins instead of bread. I think that’s a plan.

  4. Susan on March 30th, 2014 11:06 am

    Ib I didn’t hab a code, Ib be in da kichen making des right now! (I really do have a cold right now – but I haven’t lost my sense of humor!) I love cornbread muffins – thanks, Michelle, for this delicious-looking recipe!

  5. Tracey on March 30th, 2014 11:35 am

    Oh I wish I could have corn!!!!!

  6. Cheryl Harris on March 30th, 2014 11:47 am

    Corn muffins were my absolute favorite growing up so I’m excited to see these! They look amazing

  7. Pamela Hurlbert on March 30th, 2014 12:14 pm

    Corn muffins are the bees knees.

  8. Linda S on March 30th, 2014 12:59 pm

    I bet these taste amazing with the buttermilk – yum!

  9. Karen on March 30th, 2014 1:17 pm

    Now you have me wanting corn bread……. Time to make another batch of muffins! (The perfect portable food….)

  10. Aili Galasyn on March 30th, 2014 1:36 pm

    I am looking forward to making these as soon as our kitchen remodel is finished. Right now I cannot bake.

  11. Aili Galasyn on March 30th, 2014 1:38 pm

    These muffins look wonderful! We learned to love corn muffins years ago when we lived in Memphis.

  12. Susan on March 30th, 2014 2:29 pm

    This recipe looks great! My family loves Johnny Cake, and I’m sure these muffins will be a hit!

  13. kinsey on March 30th, 2014 2:44 pm

    My husband would love these

  14. Ruth M. Henshaw on March 30th, 2014 4:04 pm

    These look fantastic. Can’t wait to try them.

  15. Katie on March 30th, 2014 5:29 pm

    Cute! Looks like a great recipe!

  16. Helen V on March 30th, 2014 6:06 pm

    I love cornbread!

  17. patricia on March 30th, 2014 6:47 pm

    Oh, these look so yummy. Love cornbread with chile.

  18. julie on March 30th, 2014 8:20 pm

    I love cornbread, but I haven’t had any since the diagnosis-I wouldlove to try these.

  19. Kay on March 30th, 2014 8:41 pm

    These look good!

  20. Mary Tokar on March 30th, 2014 10:11 pm

    Excellent! I’m so happy to have a new recipe to try!

  21. Rebecca S on March 31st, 2014 1:53 am

    Mmm Cornbread…looks delicious!

  22. Amanda on March 31st, 2014 9:36 am

    These look beautiful!

  23. Jan on March 31st, 2014 12:12 pm

    I made the sweet corn bread muffin recipe this morning…loved them…delicious! Even my finicky husband loved them.

  24. Erin on March 31st, 2014 12:13 pm

    Yummy, these look amazing!!

  25. Teufelchen on March 31st, 2014 12:43 pm

    They look like Little citrine gems. So lovely

  26. Megan on March 31st, 2014 12:57 pm

    Mmm I love cornbread!

  27. Venessa on March 31st, 2014 1:14 pm

    It’s nice to have a recipe like this with ingredients that I always have on hand, thanks!

  28. Lewann Rice on March 31st, 2014 3:38 pm

    I love cornbread!!!

  29. Laura O| Petite Allergy Treats on March 31st, 2014 8:52 pm

    Cornbread is always great warm from the oven!

  30. Cindy W. on March 31st, 2014 9:13 pm

    I have tried to make the perfect gf cornbread muffin for the past 5 years without success. I can’t wait to try these.

  31. tina on March 31st, 2014 9:27 pm

    I was just complaing that I need an easy corn muffin recipe! Perfect!

  32. Laureen on March 31st, 2014 9:33 pm

    This is being printed right now. I’m sick of buying cornbread mix in a box!

  33. Tamara Hamilton on March 31st, 2014 10:41 pm

    Oh now I can have cornbread with chili again. Thanks bunches

  34. Tracy mann on March 31st, 2014 11:10 pm

    This is totally doable!! I love that thee are ingredients that I already have! My husband missed cornbread… Time to surprise him

  35. Ilissa on March 31st, 2014 11:28 pm

    I love cornbread!

  36. Sarah on March 31st, 2014 11:36 pm

    Can’t go wrong with a classic cornbread recipe!

  37. Lori Lewis on March 31st, 2014 11:55 pm

    Hmmmm another corn bread recipe. I think I need to try this stuff, looks popular!

  38. Lindsey on March 31st, 2014 11:55 pm

    Cornbread muffins are the best!

  39. Molly (Sprue Story) on April 1st, 2014 10:57 pm

    I love Michelle’s blog, and I love corn muffins, so honestly I’m just thrilled to pieces by this whole post! :)

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