Sweet Jalapeño Cornbread a Gluten-Free Recipe

I love coming with new recipes and things for my friends and family to enjoy.
Even more when they have diet restrictions, as it allows me to play a little bit, taking recipes that I love and converting them into something they can eat.
Normally, we don’t eat gluten-free but recently while make some meals for a friend of two of my dear friends, I have had to bake this way. It is fun and I love it. This recipe is one of my favorites, and a keeper.
I used coconut flour adding a touch of sweetness, I balanced this out with the spiciness of the jalapeno.
These flavors played well together and took an average cornbread and elevated it, not only will gluten-free eaters love it but everyone will enjoy this recipe.

Sweet Jalapeño Cornbread a Gluten-Free Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 8-12

Sweet Jalapeño Cornbread a Gluten-Free Recipe

Sweet Jalapeño Cornbread made with coconut flour and a fresh jalapeno, a sweet bread with a hint of spice. This cornbread is something everyone will enjoy.


  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup Pure Canola oil
  • 1 jalapeno, finely chopped (3 tablespoons)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray or lightly grease a 9 inch round cake pan.

In a large bowl, combine coconut flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt and baking powder. Stir in egg, milk and vegetable oil until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake in preheated oven for 22 to 27 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.


Review: I loved this recipe so much, that after I made one for my friend, I made one for us too! The kids didn’t like that there were jalapenos in it and we were okay with that, as it left more for us.


  1. says

    I am definitely going to try this. It looks delicious and I have a thing for jalapenos! Lately I’ve been adding them to whatever I can – so good in omelettes.

  2. Shauna says

    When my FIL moved in with us he told me a list of his favorite foods. Corn bread was at the top of the list, so I am always looking for yummy recipes. This sounds awesome

  3. says

    Ah this looks so good! Reminds me of the cheddar jalapeno cornbread scones I made last month! I know EXACTLY what you mean about recipe testing for different diets. I’m working on a vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe for a friend and it’s been so tough but exciting to try to come up with recipes that fit her diet but taste great. Many kudos to you for this. Pinning now!

  4. says

    I saw the link to this and was just thinking how much my daughter would enjoy this recipe. Then I saw that it was gluten free- I will definitely be making this for our family soon!

    • Sandra says

      You do notice, one is the texture is a bit more grainy. Then you taste it but it isn’t overpowering. xo San

  5. says

    We just love cornbread in our house! I think my kids might think the jalapeños are too spicy. But that will just leave more for me and the hubby!

  6. says

    This looks amazing. I love that you used coconut flour. I can’t imagine how spicy it might be with jalapenos. Seems like it would be worth a try. :)

  7. says

    I now know what I am making my husband for his birthday! THIS! He doesn’t like cake. But he adores homemade from scratch cornbread and he is obsessed with jalapenos and anything spicy! Brilliant!

  8. says

    This sounds delicious! As a former southern belle (lol), I am kinda picky about my cornbread but you have peaked my interest with this coconut flour.

  9. says

    the family is not BIG spice fans so I’d cut the amount of jalapeno’s down a bit –but this would make a great side dish for CHILI NIGHT!

  10. says

    Hi Sandi! Thanks so much for sharing this at The Wednesday Roundup Link Party! I love this cornbread recipe with a kick!!!

  11. says

    This looks so easy and so delicious and I love cornbread! This will be perfect to serve when my daughter and her family come over as they are gluten free and I am always trying to find something new to bake for them. Thanks for sharing on Simple Supper Tuesday.


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