Bringing Luck and Flavor: Gluten-Free Cornbread Muffins for the New YearRECIPE
Published on Monday, January 01, 2024 by
A GERD-Friendly Cornbread Recipe to Bring Prosperity in the Year to Come
I always say that if you don’t learn something new every day, you're not paying attention. Well, while researching different versions of cornbread, I learned that eating cornbread on New Year’s Day represents gold and will give you luck and prosperity for the New Year. This is a Southern tradition of luck and prosperity, and the cornbread is paired with black-eyed peas, collard greens, and some Pot Likker soup.
GERD-Friendly and Gluten-Free Goodness
These muffins are tender, easy, and full of flavor. If you’ve been following my recipes, then you know that I don’t have a lot of experience with gluten-free (GF) baking. During my test batches, I discovered that soaking the polenta in water refrigerated overnight, really softened the bite of the grain. Polenta is basically a larger milled corn meal, so soaking it definitely made a world of difference.
I soaked the whole cup of polenta, which made approximately 1 cup and ¾ of wet polenta. I didn’t use all of it for the recipe. I only used a cup of it. The muffin batter was also a little waterier than the first test batch, but this didn’t affect the muffins in a negative manner at all! If anything, it made them more moist!
I also tested gluten-free rice flour and all-purpose GF flour. I personally liked the all-purpose GF flour better. They were tender, not grainy.
Lucky Muffins for New Year’s Day
These “lucky” gluten-free, GERD-friendly cornbread muffins will be the STAR of New Year’s Day! If you're pairing these with a Pot Likker soup, some chicken pozole, or even some GUMBO, you won’t be disappointed. The richness of the butter with a hint of sweetness will go with whatever you would like!
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- Barnes, A. C. (2022, November 28). What is Pot Likker?. Southern Living. https://www.southernliving.com/what-is-pot-likker-6833345
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