Saturday, October 2, 2010
Gluten Free Cornbread Dressing
It is absolutely beautiful here today. The windows are open and their is a fresh breeze blowing throughout the house. This makes me want to bake! Even though I should be doing laundry (which is going now), I can't help my want for something pumpkin or apple smelling to waft through the air, but I need to focus on the house today not baking. 

This all reminds me of the cornbread dressing I made the other day and since my sister-in-law (she has celiac as well and wanted my gluten free version) asked for my recipe, I figured I would share this with you guys too! 

This is a little time consuming if you make it start to finish in one day, but it is well worth it. You can also make the cornbread the day before if you want to, but I have a hard time keeping peoples' (mine and the illustrator's) hands out of a pan of cornbread. This is why the first recipe I posted last year had strange measurements. So, I decided to make it start to finish in one day. During the holidays though, I absolutely make the cornbread ahead of time. Oh and the best part about this recipe is that it is even better the next day!

Gluten Free Dairy Free Cornbread

1 cup white rice flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)
3/4 cup cornmeal (I used Bob's Red Mill)
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup egg whites or egg substitute or 2 eggs
1 1/4 cup regular almond milk
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray an 8 x 8 baking dish with cooking spray or coat with butter.
Mix the dry ingredients together in one bowl and the wet ingredients in another bowl. Then add both mixtures together and mix well. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Allow to cool.

I grew up with the bag of dressing with a lot of add ins. The illustrator grew up with his mom's good 'ol fashioned cornbread dressing. I love his mom's version and over the years I have adapted it to suit us...this is my version of hers and this is the one we will use from now on.

When she hears I put flax meal in it, she will likely think I am crazy!

Sauteed onions and poultry mouth is already watering!

This is one of those recipes that I used to make based on how it looked. I hate when things are not consistent, so now I measure. I am not the kind of cook that just throws things in willy nilly, the boys will call me out on it and then not eat it because "it did not taste like last time". One last thing that I do specific to our tastes...I always make these as muffins. We love the crispy outside, so we always do our dressing as muffins.

Gluten Free Dairy Free Cornbread Dressing Muffins

1 pan of cornbread cut into cubes (see above)
25 large corn based chips (tortillas chips you use for salsa), crushed
1 TBSP flax meal
2 tsp poultry seasoning
1 tsp salt
pepper to taste (I used fresh ground)
1 cup diced onion, sauteed
3 cups hot chicken broth (I used Not Chick'n Broth)
1/2 cup egg whites, egg substitute or 2 eggs

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 12 cup nonstick muffin pan with cooking spray.

Mix the cornbread thru onion together, but don't over mix because you want there to still be chunks in the mix. Now add the hot broth and stir. Next add the egg and stir so that everything is well combined. Now separate the mixture into prepared muffin cups. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the dressing is firm and browned on top. Let sit for 3-5 minutes. Then run a knife around the muffins and remove from the pan. If you want a super crispy muffin, place them on a sheet pan and put in the broiler for a few minutes.

Crispy on the outside and moist on the inside.

I was using up leftovers for dinner the other day. Did you know that dressing muffins make incredible croutons on a salad? I ripped this bad boy apart and broiled it in the oven until all crispy!  

Scrambled egg whites are a perfect salad topper too! I don't know why I never did this before? I don't like boiled eggs with the yolks, but I like the whites so this worked perfectly! Oh, with some Franks Red Hot too...we have been rekindling our fling lately. I really missed him!

Do you do dressing or stuffing? One of my grandmothers stuffs the bird (scares me to death) and the other does dressing (with apples and celery). I am a purist though, as much as I love my fruit, I don't want it in my dressing or any savory food for that matter. 

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posted by Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen @ 12:15 PM  
  • At October 2, 2010 at 2:40 PM, Anonymous Heather (Where's the Beach) said…

    My grandmother always made dressing and it was the only dressing I ever liked. My mom got the recipe and makes a vegetarian version for me each year now. I've never made my own though. So glad you're having gorgeous weather. It's a little warmer here than we thought it was going to be - 82, but the breeze is nice so open windows for us too!

  • At October 2, 2010 at 4:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I always thought calling it dressing v. stuffing was dialect - I didn't know there was a technical difference! Now I know :P Is it just that stuffing is...well, stuffed in the bird...and dressing isn't? Or does it have to do with ingredients? I am curious now.
    But, either way - this dressing looks delicious. I'll have to se if I can be in charge of the stuffing/dressing this year. I loooove cornbread, and can only imagine how good it is as stuffing/dressing, because I love that too! The muffin idea is th best idea I've heard yet. I like some texture differences, so crunchy mixed with soft nd chewy is always nice :)

  • At October 2, 2010 at 6:07 PM, Anonymous Amy B @ Second City Randomness said…

    I agree with you- no fruit in the stuffing. My mom gets so upset that I'll eat other people's dressing/stuffing and not hers. I told her once she stops putting apples and raisins in it, I'll start eating it!

    Totally making cornbread tomorrow. And I am very excited about it... :)

  • At October 2, 2010 at 8:21 PM, Anonymous lee said…

    Are dressing and stuffing the same thing? When I think of dressing, I think of salad dressing, although I know that people call what you made dressing too. Whatever it's called, it looks good.

  • At October 3, 2010 at 10:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Cornbread is like...the best thing in the world! I've never had cornbread stuffing, but it looks fantastic!

  • At October 3, 2010 at 1:59 PM, Blogger Kelsey Ann said…

    omg and cornmeal can make some fantastic tasting muffins huh!!! <3

    hope ur having a wonderful sunday so far love <3

  • At October 3, 2010 at 1:59 PM, Anonymous Tuuli said…

    I made the cornbread following your recipe, more or less, and it's great! Thanks! Never heard of cornbread dressing - interesting...

  • At October 3, 2010 at 4:26 PM, Blogger Gina; The Candid RD said…

    Sounds yummy! I made a bluten free bread the other day, which was pumpkin bread, made with brown rice flour. It turned out really tasty.

    I love Frank's Red Hot on my egg whites. I actually eat that combo at least twice a week. So good!!

  • At October 3, 2010 at 11:38 PM, Blogger Averie @ Averie Cooks said…

    I hate dressing AND stuffing. Cornbread isnt high on my list either. I think it's that I hate sage. I dont know..something about the flavors. Then again, it could just be some vestigial, ingrained reaction in my, what else, the gluten. Like adverse reactions in childhood tainted these foods forever for me :)

    Glad to hear you had a good w/end with the family. Have a great week sweetie!


  • At October 4, 2010 at 9:06 AM, Anonymous Holly @ couchpotatoathlete said…

    I love dressing/stuffing -- and those little muffins are so adorable! Thanks for the cornbread recipe, I've been eyeing HEAB's cornbread for a week now and I need some in my house!

  • At October 4, 2010 at 4:09 PM, Anonymous Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather said…

    I call it stuffing. I've always been confused by stuffing being called dressing.

    I was making one of my husband's favorite meals from his childhood, which I got from his mother and it called for 8oz fine dressing. I was so confused with that one! Once he explained what it was I understood but I kept thinking, ranch, 1000 island, italian... which dressing??

  • At October 5, 2010 at 11:03 AM, Blogger Christina said…

    love frank's hot sauce! my family always makes stuffing. i kiiiinda like it.

  • At November 21, 2010 at 8:49 AM, Anonymous GirlonRaw said…

    I have to bookmark these cornbread muffins (and sub the eggs of course) but they look incredible. Us Aussies don't celebrate Thanksgiving but usually I am living in Saudi Arabia for Thanksgiving and we have plenty of American expats living there too, so I am fast learning about the tradition.

  • At November 21, 2010 at 8:49 AM, Anonymous GirlonRaw said…

    I have to bookmark these cornbread muffins (and sub the eggs of course) but they look incredible. Us Aussies don't celebrate Thanksgiving but usually I am living in Saudi Arabia for Thanksgiving and we have plenty of American expats living there too, so I am fast learning about the tradition.

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