Loaded Cornbread Style Muffins (2 Net Grams)


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Loaded Cornbread Style Muffins

Cornbread – The Savory Side of Sweet

In addition to my sweet side I also have an affinity for savory. This cornbread style muffin was challenging on two very significant levels. The first was that it had to be gluten-free. The second and more challenging aspect of this recipe is that it could also not contain cornmeal. Even using just a 1/2 cup would have added 3.5 net grams to each muffin. That number was way to high. How in the heck was I gonna come up with something that was even close to mimicking the flavor and texture of this humble classic.

Recreating A Classic

When I decided to start testing this as a gluten-free alternative I knew right off the bat that it would have to have a lot of flavor boosting components. I like to think of those components as a well orchestrated melange of flavors. Each in a supportive role so that they play off one another and create the Wow factor that I love, love, love. That delicious array of flavors and that touch of sweetness are what convincingly fool my brain into believing that I am actually eating cornbread.

I was already off to a good start with this recipe. The muffins I have created to date mimic the texture and crumb of their gluten counterpart very well. I knew back when I created that banana coconut muffin that I was on to something. This muffin is what I like to refer to as game changing delicious. The ultimate savory with some heat and some sweet, as well as some delicious cheesiness.

I think that’s what makes this gluten-free cornbread so darn good. It is that touch of sweetness along with the savory you get with every delicious bite. When you try this recipe I think you’ll agree that this is one great alternative without all those carbs.  From my kitchen to yours, happy low carbing. Mike

 

 

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Loaded Cornbread Style Muffins
I think what makes this gluten-free cornbread so good is that touch of sweetness along with all that savory you get with every delicious bite. Eaten alone with a pat of melting butter or paired with a bowl of chile con carne you will not even realize they aren't the cornmeal classic you grew up with.
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Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 20-22 Minutes
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Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 20-22 Minutes
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Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (almond flour, coconut flour, xanthan gum, salt, garlic powder, Pyure sweetener, baking powder and soda and set aside.
  3. In a food processor or mixer blend together the butter eggs, and then add all the rest of your ingredients and mix to incorporate completely.
  4. With a spoon or cookie scoop, portion out equal amounts of batter into a well sprayed 12 cup muffin tin. I use coconut oil.
  5. Bake at 425°F for 8 minutes then reduce heat to 350°F and bake 12-14 minutes more or until tops are nicely browned and toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Oven temps vary so keep an eye on them.
  6. Cool on a baking rack for 10 minutes and then with a knife carefully remove them and serve them warm with a little butter. Store the remainder in an airtight container and refrigerate or freeze for later use.
  7. Image: Buttered cornbread muffin
Recipe Notes

**Baking the muffins at 425F for those few minutes activates the baking powder/soda and makes the muffins rise nice and high. When they’re finished baking at the lower temperature you will have nicely browned, rounded muffins. How cool is that!

Nutrition Facts - Calculated using My Fitness Pal
Servings 12 @ 1 Muffin Each

Calories 157

Fat 13g, Cholesterol 113mg, Sodium 219mg, Potassium 97mg, Total Carbs 4g, Fiber 2g, Sugars 1g, Protein 7g, Net Grams 2g

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Mike

Mike is a proud UCLA Bruin and low carb recipe enthusiast. He resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his dog Bella. Together they are living the Dream.

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