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Sorghum Cornbread

Delicious gluten free sorghum cornbread from an original family recipe. Made with real buttermilk for authentic Southern flavor!

Course Bread
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Southern
Keyword bbq, breads, country, fall, rustic, southern, thanksgiving
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 9 servings
Calories 259 kcal
Author Katie Moseman


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted and slightly cooled, plus a little extra for buttering the pan
  • 1 cup gluten free cornmeal
  • 1 cup gluten free sorghum flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F.  Prepare an 8-inch square pan by lightly buttering the inside of the pan.

  2. Combine the cornmeal, sorghum flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl.  Whisk together to a make a uniformly distributed mixture of the dry ingredients.  Make a well in the middle of the mixture.

  3. In a second bowl, beat the eggs with the buttermilk.  Pour the liquid mixture into the dry mixture, then drizzle the melted butter over the liquid.  Gently mix with a large spoon until just combined; don't over-mix.  The batter will be thick and fluffy.

  4. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth out the top evenly with a knife or the back of a spoon.  Place in the oven immediately and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.  Let cool slightly and serve warm, or let cool completely then cover airtight to store.

Nutrition Facts
Sorghum Cornbread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 66mg22%
Sodium 235mg10%
Potassium 215mg6%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 410IU8%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.