Try itOct/Nov 2016 Issue

The Best Gluten-Free Cornbread Mixes You Can Buy

Our selection of the tastiest gluten-free cornbread mixes available in stores. Use these to make delicious cornbread holiday stuffing or as the ideal accompaniment to chili.

We polled readers for their holiday menu must-haves and cornbread scored high on the list. It’s not just served as dinner bread; it can also be used in the turkey stuffing.

Gluten shows up in most cornbread mixes—but no need to panic. Delicious gluten-free mixes are available…and they’re so easy! After much testing and tasting, here’s our list of top cornbread mixes, just in time for the holidays.

gluten free cornbread

Cornbread Photo ©Thinkstock/IStock/A_Namenko

GFJules gluten free cornbread mix

GF Jules

Jules’ certified Gluten-Free Cornbread Mix is full of flavor but not too sweet. This non-GMO mix, made primarily of yellow cornmeal, cornstarch, white rice flour and corn flour, bakes into a high, fluffy cornbread.

$7.19 for a 13-ounce box; 855-435-8537

Among Friends

Among Friends Honey Cornbread mix

Cora’s Honey Cornbread Mix is made with whole cornmeal, brown rice flour, brown sugar and granulated honey for the most perfect cornbread we tried. Just add buttermilk or your favorite plant milk. Certified gluten-free and Non-GMO Project Verified.

$4.99 for a 12.4-ounce bag; 734-997-9720

Made on equipment shared with tree nuts.

XO Baking Company

XO Baking Company gluten free cornbread mix

XO’s Corn Bread Mix is very moist and sweet with a cake-like texture. Made with a blend of cassava flour and potato starch, it contains cornmeal and cane sugar. Certified gluten-free, rice-free and soy-free, this mix contains no preservatives, artificial flavors or colors.

$8.29 for a 16-ounce box; 844-962-2546

Produced in a dedicated allergy-friendly facility.

Bob's Red Mill gluten free cornbread mix

Bob’s Red Mill

Bob’s Red Mill’s Cornbread Mix contains cornmeal, whole grain sorghum flour and whole grain corn flour for the hearty mouthfeel of old-fashioned cornbread. A touch of sweetness from cane sugar makes for a mild-tasting cornbread.

$3.49 for a 20-ounce bag; 800-349-2173

Manufactured in a facility that uses tree nuts and soy.

123 Gluten Free

123 Gluten Free cornbread mix

Micah’s Mouthwatering Southern Style Corn Bread Baking Mix gives you the option of adding your own sweetener. Made with non-GMO yellow cornmeal, cornstarch and yellow corn flour, this certified gluten-free mix is fortified with B vitamins, iron and calcium.

$3.49 for a 13.23-ounce box; 216-378-9233

Made in a dedicated allergy-friendly facility.

Pamela’s Products

Pamela's Products gluten free cornbread mix

Pamela’s Cornbread & Muffin Mix makes a traditional unsweetened cornbread—dense and delicious. This mix contains organic cornmeal, brown rice flour, white rice flour and sweet rice flour.

$5.19 for a 12-ounce bag; 707-462-6605

Produced on equipment shared with tree nuts, soy, eggs and milk.

Hodgson Mill

Hodgson Mill gluten free cornbread mix

Hodgson Mill’s gluten-free Sweet Yellow Cornbread Mix is primarily made with corn flour and cornmeal for a cornbread that’s not overly sweet. Our tasters loved this mix. CSA certified gluten-free and tested for gluten using the ELISA method.

$2.99 for a 12-ounce box; 800-525-0177

Made in a gluten-free and peanut/tree nut-free facility.

Always read labels carefully. Manufacturers can change ingredients without warning. Not every product sold by every company listed is gluten-free or allergy-friendly. When in doubt, confirm ingredients directly with the manufacturer.

Managing editor Erica Dermer is author of Celiac and the Beast: A Love Story between a Gluten-Free Girl, Her Genes and a Broken Digestive Tract.

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