Monday, November 23, 2009

Sweet Potato Corn Bread

Corn bread has never been a "big" Thanksgiving item in either of our families.  We typically have a yeast roll, so that we can have hot open-faced turkey sandwiches with leftovers :)  Plus, corn bread to me always seems really dry, even with butter and honey.

This year, I decided to try a new corn bread recipe for our annual Thanksgiving Dinner that our graduate chapter of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship hosts.  This recipe is so moist and yummy that we didn't have any leftovers to bring home.  What's better -- this recipe is Gluten, Dairy and Nut-free!

Sweet Potato Corn Bread - Inspired by Real Mom Kitchen

1 C corn flour*
1 1/2 T baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 C corn meal
2 eggs
1 C sweet potato puree (you can substitute pumpkin puree)
2/3 C brown sugar
1/4 C applesauce
1 T molasses

*If you don't have corn flour on hand, simply grind corn meal down to the consistency of flour in your food processor or blender.

In a large bowl, mix corn flour, corn meal, baking powder, salt and spices together.  Stir well.

In another bowl, combine eggs, sweet potatoes, brown sugar, applesauce and molasses.  Stir until well blended.

Pour in the wet ingredients to the dry ones and stir until just moist.

Then, pour into a greased 8x8 or 9x9 inch glass baking dish. 

Bake at 400 for about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Allow to cool before cutting and serving.


This post is linked to:
Slightly Indulgent Mondays
Tempt My Tummy Tuesday
In-Season Recipe Swap: Sweet Potatoes
URS: Pumpkin Recipes
Ingredient Spotlight
Gluten Free Recipe Parade


  1. I made a very similar recipe to this for my cousin who is allergic to gluten and I was surprised at how much we all enjoyed it. I loved the flavor and moistness that the sweet potato gave it.

  2. I love cornbread and the thought of adding sweet potatoes sounds GREAT!!!

  3. I have GOT to try this one....

  4. This looks great! Thanks, I have been looking for gluten free bread recipes.

  5. I've never seen a recipe like this but it looks healthy and delicious

  6. I made sweet potato biscuits and they were a flop. Not totally, but the recipe needed some work. Your cornbread looks fabulous - we're having cornbread dressing AND I'm making biscuits. Haven't mastered the gluten-free white rolls yet. Maybe by next Thanksgiving! Thanks for linking to Slighly Indulgent Mondays!
    Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free

  7. Looks and sounds delicious to me! Boy, this could make one leftover sweet potato into something wonderful. :-)



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