Fall is here and that means it’s time to bust out the crockpot! I love cooking with my slow-cooker. It’s pretty much the best invention ever. A kitchen essential that makes my life so much easier. I can just throw everything in there in the morning and it’s ready to eat at dinner time. It’s like magic!
One of the meals I loved most as a child was a big pot of pinto beans with ham. It was such a warm, comforting meal. My mom would always serve it with homemade cornbread too. Is there any other way to enjoy a bowl of pinto beans with ham? I now make it for my family, except I use bacon in place of the ham. It’s one of the easiest, cheapest meals you can make…and my family loves it!
To go with our pinto beans with bacon, I baked up a pan of this gluten, egg and dairy free cornbread. It’s perfectly fluffy and just the right texture. I like to crumble my cornbread over my beans, getting a little bit with each bite. I will be making this cornbread many times this fall and winter. A simple quick-bread to serve alongside my next pot of hearty chili, soup or stew.
- 1 cup Sarah's gluten free flour blend
- 3/4 cup Bob's Red Mill gluten free cornmeal
- 2 tablespoons organic cane sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup So Delicious unsweetened coconut milk, room temperature
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 1/3 cup coconut oil or organic non-hydrogenated shortening, melted
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 8x8-inch baking pan by spraying with cooking spray or lining with parchment paper.
- In large mixing bowl, sift together flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
- Mix together coconut milk and vinegar. Let sit for 5 minutes to curdle.
- Add melted coconut oil to coconut milk. Pour over flour mixture. Stir until ingredients are well combined.
- Pour batter into prepared baking pan. Bake for 23-25 minutes, until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Allow to cool in pan for 15 minutes. Slice and serve warm. Store in air-tight container.