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Pamela’s Gluten-Free Cornbread & Muffin Mix Review

Posted on April 20th, 2009 by Alison Read 8 Comments - Add Your Own »

pamelascornbreadmixShe’s done it again! Pamela’s new gluten-free mix, the Cornbread and Muffin Mix, has lived up to my expectations (which are higher for Pamela than the normal population at this point!) She even uses organic corn, which is a big plus in my book.

So far I have only made the regular sweet cornbread recipe on the package. I was a little worried that it would be too sweet and considered cutting the sugar as the recipe suggested as an alternative, but I decided to make the recipe exactly as written (there is no sugar in the mix itself). I am so glad I did because the level of sweetness in the cornbread was PERFECT. The texture and flavor was to me exactly as cornbread should be. My husband agreed, eating way more than he should have!

The recipe calls for butter, but you could easily use a dairy-free margarine like Earth Balance, or substitute oil as the recipe states. There is not an egg-free recipe on this mix (as there is with the Bread Mix and Chocolate Cake Mix) because Pamela said she wasn’t happy with how it turned out without eggs (she’s a perfectionist, that one). I am going to try it dairy-free and egg-free anyway and will give an update on how it turns out.

Something that I really like about Pamela’s mixes is that there are so many recipes on each package. The Cornbread & Muffin Mix has suggestions for cornbread variations, including Buttermilk, Cheddar Cheese, Green Chili Cheese, Green Onion and Sour Cream, Corn Kernel and Sweet Pepper Cornbreads. Other recipes include Southern Skillet Cornbread, Southern Cornbread Dressing, Cranberry Orange Corn Muffins, and a Tart Crust, either savory or sweet. I am looking forward to trying the tart crust — anyone have ideas of what to put inside?

My opinion overall is that this is how cornbread should taste, gluten-free or not. Be sure to try it — you won’t be disappointed!

Where to find the Cornbread & Muffin Mix:
It should be available soon wherever you normally find Pamela’s Products, and here on

Ingredients of Cornbread & Muffin Mix:
Organic Degermed Corn Meal; Brown Rice Flour; White Rice Flour; Tapioca Starch; Sweet Rice Flour; Potato Starch; Organic Degermed Corn Flour; Grainless & Aluminum Free Baking Powder (Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Potato Starch); Sea Salt; Xanthan Gum.

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  1. I’d like to know how the recipe without eggs turns out. I just found out I am allergic to milk, eggs, gluten and wheat – so I need all the help I can get. Also, did you say Pamela’s has a recipe to be made without egg?

  2. The Gluten-Free Bread Mix and Chocolate Cake Mix both have egg-free instructions on the package. It is using egg replacer in place of eggs. I make both all the time and they turn out great with egg replacer.

  3. I have been wondering about that mix, it sounds good!

    It is strawberry season, those might be really nice in a cornbread crust!

  4. Hi there, Stella…. join the crowd! I’m gluten, dairy, soy and egg intolerant. I love to bake and lately have had a lot of success with bread and cakes (from scratch). To substitute eggs when using Pamela’s mix, I would suggest adding 1/2 tsp cream of tartar to the dry ingredients. Also, mix 3 tsp of EnerG egg replacer product (mixed with 3-4 T very warm water) then add that when you add the other liquid. That might just be the trick! Let me know if you try it and how it turns out. Feel free to call me or email me if you want to connect directly for more specific directions. Cheers, Bonnie

  5. I am also allergic to eggs and have had great success with the Ener-G egg substitute. In particular I used it with Pamela’s cornbread, and had to eat quickly to get a second piece before all the (non-gluten free) others ate it all!

  6. Hi, I was wondering if you can freeze these after baking? I substituted nonfat greek yogurt for the butter and honey for the sugar…delicious! Too delicious…I ate 6 in one sitting :/

  7. Christina,
    I have had good luck freezing gluten-free bread products. Go for it!

  8. i just made this with egg replacer for the eggs, and ricemilk buttermilk (1 c ricemilk, 1 tsp ACV) and it was great! yum yum. and coconut oil for the oil…a 1/2 cup. delish!

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