Coconut Cornbread

I know, I know. It seemed like I dropped off the face of the planet for a bit there. And I did, blogwise.

You see, the lovely Liz from Uncorked, Unwraped paid me a visit a few weeks back. And then I got a real 9-5, grown-up job. And then I turned 23, and my mom came to visit, and I didn’t commune with my kitchen for weeks on end (or so it seemed). I ate out a bunch, threw together a few uninspired stir-fries, and ordered sushi. Twice.

But I’m back now, and I brought you a cornbread peace offering.

While it’s true that I generally like to cram as many vegetables into a dish as possible, I am human. And being human means craving carbs from time to time. When I indulge, I don’t generally reach for a bowl of pasta, a box of cereal, or a big spoonful of mashed potatoes — sweet potatoes, though, are another matter entirely.

No, my carb of choice is chewy, dense, warm-from-the-oven bread.

This cornbread is everything I want in a loaf-o-carbs. It’s aromatic (thanks, coconut oil), savory, and kind of sticks to the roof of my mouth in a way that is both extremely satisfying and extremely unattractive should anyone happen to be sitting across the table from me.

   

Plus, since it’s made with a combination of coconut and garbanzo bean flours (fiber! protein!), you don’t have to feel all that bad if you eat half the loaf in a single sitting.

Not that I did that or anything. Twice.

Coconut Cornbread

  • 2 cups corn meal
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup garbanzo bean flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup stevia (or sugar)
  • 2 tablespoons flax meal
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 2 1/2 cups almond milk

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a bread pan and set it aside. In a large bowl, mix the cornmeal, flours, salt, stevia, and baking soda together.

In a small bowl, whisk the flax meal with warm water and set the mixture aside for 3-5 minutes. When the flax meal has thickened into a gel, combine it with the almond milk and oil. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well.

Pour the cornbread batter into the prepared bread pan and cook for 40 minutes or until the top is golden.

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