These paleo cornbread muffins are the best! Perfectly crumbly and slightly sweet like regular cornbread, just without the corn! They are so easy to make and use almond flour, coconut flour and nutritional yeast. They are the perfect pairing for stews, soups, chilis and more. They’re also gluten free and dairy free.
I am so excited to share these paleo cornbread muffins with you! They have the most perfect cornbread texture that is crumbly and slightly sweet, yet they are made without any corn. They are so easy to make and if you are used to paleo baking I bet you already have all the ingredients to make these in your pantry. They are great to eat with stews, chilis and soups and also make a great breakfast or snack. You can also eat them plain with a little ghee or honey!
Note: This recipe was originally published February 26, 2018. The post was updated September 17, 2020, but the recipe has not been altered.
What you need to make these paleo cornbread muffins:
- A muffin pan
- Parchment paper muffins liners – to help prevent the muffins from sticking, and to prevent your food from touching the non-stick coating of your pan (to learn more about why this is so important please read this post)
- Almond flour – one of my favourite gluten free flours!
- Coconut flour – this is the brand I use and love
- Nutritional yeast – this gives these muffins the best flavour!
- Baking soda and sea salt
- Coconut oil – this is my favourite brand
- Coconut milk – Make sure you use full fat and not low fat
- Eggs – keep these at room temperature to help the muffins rise
- Honey or maple syrup
How to make these paleo cornbread muffins:
You will love how easy they are to make!
- Preheat your oven to 350F
- Then in a large bowl combine all the ingredients and stir well until the batter is smooth
- Line the muffin pan with your parchment paper muffin cups and transfer the dough into each cup, so that it’s ~3/4 full
- Bake the muffins for 19-22 minutes, until a toothpick inserted inside comes out clean. Then allow them to cool and enjoy!
Tips for these muffins:
- Having your eggs at room temperature helps these muffins rise
- I have not tried making this recipe without eggs and don’t think it would work without them
- I do not recommend trying any flour substitutions. I have not made these muffins with any other flours and cannot guarantee they would work out.
- Make sure you use full fat coconut milk and not light coconut milk for these muffins
- Allow these muffins to cool before eating them, otherwise they will be extra crumbly
- These muffins freeze really well
What to eat these muffins with:
- My slow cooker chili with blueberries (yes, trust me!)
- My Three Meat Raspberry Chili
- Packed Vegetable Chili
- Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup
Frequently asked questions:
- Can I omit the eggs? I have not tested this recipe without eggs and don’t think they would work out.
- Can I replace the coconut flour with almond flour? Definitely not! They won’t work out.
- Can I replace the almond flour with coconut flour? No! You would need to add more eggs and more liquid to make this work.
Other paleo baking recipes you will love:
- Paleo Zucchini Muffins with Chocolate
- Paleo Lemon Blueberry Muffins
- Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
- The Best Paleo Bread
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Paleo Cornbread Muffins (gluten free, dairy free)
These are the best paleo cornbread muffins! They are slightly sweet and just a little crumbly like traditional cornbread. Perfect for pairing with soups, stews and chilis!
Preheat your oven to 350F
In a large bowl mix the dry ingredients together
Add the wet ingredients and stir well to combine
Line a muffin tray with silicone or parchment paper muffin cups and spoon the batter into each muffin cup, until 3/4 full
Place the tray in the oven and bake for 19-22 minutes (until a toothpick inserted inside comes out clean)
Remove from oven and let cool until room temperature (I actually prefer to let these sit out overnight before eating them so that they are more crumbly)
Serve and enjoy!
- Let these muffins cool before eating them
- These muffins freeze really well
- I don't recommend trying any flour substitutions