I was very happy when Bob’s Red Mill asked me to create a gluten-free, casein-free, kid friendly recipe and write a guest post for Autism Awareness Month for their blog. With many a sample recipe’s to eat over the past couple of weeks, I am delighted with the final results of this recipe. A recipe easy for the kids to make themselves with minimal supervision. I suggest Mommy handle the goings in and comings out of the oven but the rest of the recipe can be fun for the kids to help with. I should also mention that although this cornbread recipe was developed specifically for use with this article as a “corndog”, It makes a truly delicious cornbread muffin or johnny cake.
Let’s get right to the fun.
- 4 Hot Dogs (always read labels, not all hot dogs are GF/CF)
- 1/2 cup of Crisco Butter flavor Baking Stick (1/2 cup = 1/2 stick)
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup Sugar
- 1 and 1/4 cup Almond Milk
- 3/4 cup Cornmeal
- 3/4 cup Sweet Rice Flour
- 1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill Potato Starch
- 1/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill Brown Rice Flour
- 1/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill Arrowroot
- 4 teaspoons Baking Powder
- 3/4 teaspoon Salt
- 1 tablespoon Bob’s Red Mill Flaxseed Meal
- 3 tablespoons Hot Water
- 1 teaspoon of Bob’s Red Mill Guar Gum
Begin by mixing the flaxseed meal with the water and setting this aside to get goopy.
Once all the flours have been whisked together with the sugar, and other dry ingredients, add the half stick of Crisco Butter Flavor Baking Stick.
Using the same whisk, I cut the Crisco Baking stick into the flour mixture thoroughly, leaving a rough chunky appearance.
I sprayed my muffin pan with Crisco Olive Oil Non-Stick Cooking Spray. Then spoon the batter into the muffin pan until each cup is roughly 1/3 to 1/2 filled. There isn’t a right or wrong here and the kids will enjoy doing this part.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes and remove from oven when done (test off center with a toothpick)
The Gluten Free Spouse is a great resource for gluten free recipes and advice as well as the occasional casein-free or egg-free recipe. Shawn loves to cook and created the website, www.theglutenfreespouse.com a year ago to help share his recipes and to help others out there who must maintain a gluten free diet to have healthier and tastier options.