A spicy twist on a traditional recipe! (Gluten-free 😌 )
So the other day I had this spicy cornbread-crack creation in a restaurant for dinner. It was SO GOOD. Obviously the first thing I did was drove straight home and whipped up my own version. Wasn’t really sure what to call this, but Chilli Corn Bread seemed the most appropriate. No?
This corn bread is honestly a must for the holiday season. It is warm, spicy, and just all around delicious. Also, I need to be honest with you guys about how I actually ate this. Let’s just say that my slices of bread were not just topped with avocado slices. They may or may not have been slathered in butter. And I mean SLATHERED. I oiled those babies up. Because fresh-out-of-the-oven bread with melted butter on top is life. And you gotta live!! So make sure you serve this one warm with a nice fat slice of butter on top. 80/20 people.
Ya’ll ready to do this?! Lets get cookin’!
- 1 cup (120g) cornmeal
- 1 cup (125g) spelt flour (I felt like being trendy and gluten-free, but regular flour works too!)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup (115g) butter, melted and slightly cooled
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 4 tbsp chilli powder
- 1 tbsp paprika
- ¼ tbsp cayanne pepper
Here we gooo.
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 400°F (204°C). Grease and lightly flour an 8 or 9-inch square baking pan. Set aside.
Step 2: Whisk together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, all spices, and salt in a large bowl. Set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk the cooled melted butter together with the egg until combined. Next whisk in your coconut milk and lemon juice. Finally pour them wet ingreds in with the dry ingreds and stir until combined. Make sure you don’t overmix!
Step 3: Pour batter into your baking pan. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown on top and the centre is cooked through. To see if the bread is cooked, carefully poke a toothpick in the middle and look to see if it comes out clean. If the toothpick comes out clean, it’s done!
Step 4: Let cool for a few minutes, then serve while still warm. And obviously drench it in butter and avocado.
SO GOOD. What do you guys think? Will you be trying this one at home? Comment below! <3