Gluten-Free Honey Almond Cornbread

I have a horrible sinus infection and have been feeling run down lately. I felt like some comfort food today and some soup and cornbread seemed to sound good! So I began to search the internet and came across a recipe from here. This is actually a Gluten-Free Paleo cornbread…. So if you are a Paleo fan- here ya go!

If you are new to the almond flour world, it will take some getting used to, or for me it has. The texture is a little rough, more grainy, rather than smooth. (Hope that makes sense). It is also more dense than a typical cornbread.

For my purpose I wanted to lower the calories a bit and instead of using butter, I swapped it out for unsweetened applesauce, added egg whites and changed a few other ingredients. This is what I came up with and I loved it. You could really taste the honey and the almonds will fill you up with some added protein!

GF almond cornbread

Ingredients: 

1 cup almond flour or ground up almonds
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 whole egg
3 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Directions:

-Combine all the wet ingredients together
-Melt coconut oil and combine with the wet ingredients
-Stir in almond flour and mix
-Place in an 8×8 pan. Use non-stick spray or parchment paper
-Bake at 325* for 25 minutes

Total Calories: (per 12 squares)
(may range from 1,228-1,328, depending on the almond flour and the brands used)
Calories per piece: (aprox) 102-112

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About Lisa Lamb

This is a way for me to share my passion for living a healthy lifestyle, share my fitness journey and to create low calorie recipes for us and my daughter Makenna who has Prader-Willi Syndrome! Description My daughter was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Prader-Willi Syndrome which in a nutshell, (but please feel free to google for more information) will cause a chronic feeling of hunger that, coupled with a metabolism that utilizes drastically fewer calories than normal, can lead to excessive eating and life-threatening obesity. The food compulsion makes for constant supervision necessary. This page is dedicated to her. She inspires me everyday to live a happy, healthy and active lifestyle. I want to create a healthy environment for her. With my passion for nutrition and fitness, I hope I can spread awareness about PWS and create healthy recipes for her to enjoy with never feeling deprived. She has given me new hope to move forward with my passion in nutrition and become a Registered Dietitian. My focus will be on childhood obesity, emphasizing in PWS. I look forward to sharing my journey with you all! ***Please note I am not a Registered Dietitian. I would classify myself as a "nutrition snob." I do all of this because I love learning about food and fitness. All the recipes posted are tired and can be adjusted to your lifestyle. ***
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