Quinoa Cornbread

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Quinoa Cornbread

Quinoa cornbread is a nutritious and gluten-free alternative to traditional cornbread. Itโ€™s made with quinoa flour and cornmeal, resulting in a hearty and slightly nutty flavor. Hereโ€™s a simple recipe to make quinoa cornbread:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quinoa flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted (or a neutral oil for a dairy-free version)
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (optional, for added moisture and richness)
  • 1/2 cup canned corn kernels (drained) or frozen corn (thawed)
  • Optional add-ins: chopped jalapeรฑos, shredded cheese, chopped green onions, or diced bell peppers for extra flavor

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 375ยฐF (190ยฐC). Grease a square 8ร—8-inch (20ร—20 cm) baking dish or a similar-sized ovenproof dish.
  1. Combine Dry Ingredients:
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the quinoa flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt until well combined.
  1. Combine Wet Ingredients:
  • In another bowl, beat the eggs, and then whisk in the milk, melted butter (or oil), and plain Greek yogurt (if using) until the mixture is smooth and well combined.
  1. Mix Wet and Dry Ingredients:
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; a few lumps are okay.
  1. Add Corn and Optional Ingredients:
  • Gently fold in the corn kernels and any optional add-ins you like, such as chopped jalapeรฑos, shredded cheese, green onions, or diced bell peppers.
  1. Transfer to Baking Dish:
  • Pour the cornbread batter into the greased baking dish, spreading it out evenly.
  1. Bake:
  • Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes or until the cornbread is golden brown on top and a toothpick or cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
  1. Cool and Serve:
  • Allow the quinoa cornbread to cool in the baking dish for a few minutes before slicing and serving. Serve it warm with butter or your favorite toppings.
  1. Enjoy your Quinoa Cornbread!

This quinoa cornbread is a tasty and healthier alternative to traditional cornbread. Itโ€™s perfect as a side dish for chili, soup, or barbecue dishes. Plus, itโ€™s naturally gluten-free and packed with protein from the quinoa flour. Feel free to customize it with your favorite ingredients for added flavor and texture.