Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Trader Joe's Gluten Free Cornbread Mix

Last night, I made corn muffins with Trader Joe's new gluten free cornbread mix.  They were the perfect side for the turkey meatloaf we had for dinner, and I hope to buy another box, so I can use it for my cornbread stuffing on Thanksgiving.

I followed the directions to make the batter, combining the mix with one egg (large), 1/2 cup of oil (organic canola), and 3/4 cup of milk (lowfat).  Instead of pouring the batter into a baking pan, I made 10 muffins with it, which cooked in 20 minutes in a 350 degree oven.  I knew we would not be able to eat all the cornbread last night, so I made muffins, which are easy to freeze and enjoy on another day.

The mix contains sugar, cornmeal, brown rice flour, potato starch, tapioca starch, baking powder, rice flour, corn, natural vanilla flavor, salt, and xanthan gum.

Looking at the nutrition facts, each muffin I made was about 270 calories.

I did grease my Polish Pottery muffin pans with unsalted butter before adding the batter, which I let stand for 10 minutes before baking the muffins.

The first thing my daughters noticed is that there were pieces of corn in the muffins, which they are not used to, but they loved them.  I prefer my cornbread to be a little sweet, so I really enjoyed the muffins.  If I am eating more savory cornbread, I usually use honey butter, but I ate my muffin with regular butter last night.  This mix was a huge hit with my whole family, so I need to head back to Trader Joe's soon to buy another box.  I would assume that this is a seasonal item for the fall, like the pumpkin pancake, and the pumpkin bread & muffin baking mix, which I have reviewed in previous posts.  My husband has also been enjoying Trader Joe's new Pumpkin O's cereal, which is gluten free and vegan.

What are your favorite gluten free fall products from Trader Joe's?


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