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Pesto Swirl Buckwheat Cornbread (Gluten-Free)

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Subtly sweet gluten free buckwheat cornbread pairs beautifully with a savory swirl of basil pesto! Easy and delicious!

 Subtly sweet gluten free buckwheat cornbread pairs beautifully with a savory swirl of basil pesto! Easy and delicious! #glutenfreecornbread #buckwheatflour #buckwheatbread #pestobread

I was in the mood for a baking experiment when I threw this delicious bread together. I wanted to make cornbread, but not the standard cornbread fare — and boy was I happy with this creation!

 Subtly sweet gluten free buckwheat cornbread pairs beautifully with a savory swirl of basil pesto! Easy and delicious! #glutenfreecornbread #buckwheatflour #buckwheatbread #pestobread

 Subtly sweet gluten free buckwheat cornbread pairs beautifully with a savory swirl of basil pesto! Easy and delicious! #glutenfreecornbread #buckwheatflour #buckwheatbread #pestobread

 Subtly sweet gluten free buckwheat cornbread pairs beautifully with a savory swirl of basil pesto! Easy and delicious! #glutenfreecornbread #buckwheatflour #buckwheatbread #pestobread

For this recipe, you can use homemade or store-bought basil pesto. But, I have included my recipe for basil & sunflower seed pesto which is what I use when I make this cornbread!

Now if you’ve never paired these two things together before, you are in for a real treat!

 Subtly sweet gluten free buckwheat cornbread pairs beautifully with a savory swirl of basil pesto! Easy and delicious! #glutenfreecornbread #buckwheatflour #buckwheatbread #pestobread

 Subtly sweet gluten free buckwheat cornbread pairs beautifully with a savory swirl of basil pesto! Easy and delicious! #glutenfreecornbread #buckwheatflour #buckwheatbread #pestobread

A bite of healthy and hearty buckwheat cornbread with its crisp crust coupled with the creamy deliciousness of basil pesto is a match made in heaven!

I promise.

 Subtly sweet gluten free buckwheat cornbread pairs beautifully with a savory swirl of basil pesto! Easy and delicious! #glutenfreecornbread #buckwheatflour #buckwheatbread #pestobread

 Subtly sweet gluten free buckwheat cornbread pairs beautifully with a savory swirl of basil pesto! Easy and delicious! #glutenfreecornbread #buckwheatflour #buckwheatbread #pestobread

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Pesto Swirl Buckwheat Cornbread (Gluten-Free)
Subtly sweet gluten free buckwheat cornbread pairs beautifully with a savory swirl of basil pesto! Easy and delicious!
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk (I use almond)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 tbs basil pesto
Instructions
Place a cast iron skillet or pie dish into the oven. Preheat oven to 425°F.While your oven and skillet are heating up, prepare your batter.In a large mixing bowl, sift your dry ingredients together.In another large mixing bowl, combine milk, butter, honey & egg. Mix until smooth.Pour your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients.Stir until well combined.Remove your heated skillet from the oven.Throw a dab of butter into hot skillet and swirl around.Pour cornbread batter into hot, buttered skillet.Using a spoon, place dabs of basil pesto evenly on top of poured batter.
Swirl with a toothpick, or butter knife.
Reduce oven temperature to 375°F.Bake pesto swirled cornbread for 23 minutes, or until firm and edges are beginning to brown.Remove and let cool for a few minutes before slicing & serving.Enjoy!
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8 servings

 Subtly sweet gluten free buckwheat cornbread pairs beautifully with a savory swirl of basil pesto! Easy and delicious! #glutenfreecornbread #buckwheatflour #buckwheatbread #pestobread

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Hi! I'm Kristen -- a mama, photographer, recipe developer and author of The Vegetarian Family Cookbook. I enjoy sharing both wildly creative and ridiculously practical vegetarian recipes that are approachable for all. Everything you see here is infused with a bit of nature, magic and good health. XO.

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