I recently found The Essential Gluten-Free Baking Guide (part 1 and part 2) written by Brittany Angell and Iris Higgins.  My new personal goal is to become an excellent gluten-free baker for rice flour in most recipes which provides minimal nutrition and lacks variety.

I really appreciate The Essential Gluten-Free Baking Guide (part 1 and 2) because they break down 12 gluten-free flours.  In part 2, they discuss how to use sorghum, buckwheat, teff, cassava and potato flours providing more than 50 recipes.  The author discusses a variety of flours which is essential to understand if you want to excel with gluten-free baking and obtain maximum nutrition at the same time.

The first recipe I tried was the Cheesy Cornbread Balls.  When I make these again, I will add more cheese (1/2 cup more), jalapeno peppers (1 seeded and diced), and a fresh sweet corn (1/2 cup).  My son who is 18 months loved these and they make a great recipe for baby led weaning.


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Cheesy Cornbread Balls- The Essential Gluten-Free Baking Guide Part 2
Serves: 16 balls
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1.5 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 and ¼ cup GF cornmeal
  • ½ lightly filled cup sorghum flour
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1 tbsp ground chia seeds
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  1. Lightly oil a cookie sheet. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, stir apple cider vinegar into milk and set aside to let curdle.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, sorghum, potato starch, flax seed, chia seeds, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  4. Whisk the applesauce into the curdled milk, and pour into the dry ingredients, stirring until completely mixed. Stir in the cheese.
  5. Form balls in the palm of your hand (about 2-3 tbsp each) and bake for 15-18 minutes, until balls begin to brown lightly.



About the author: Clancy Cash Harrison MS, RD, LDN


  1. Very cool recipe! I am pinning so I can come back to it later!


  2. Those look really yummy!!!


  3. My husband would love these, I must make them. Thanks!


  4. Clancey you are so talented in the kitchen. Lovely recipe as always 🙂


  5. OH, they look delicious!


  6. You’ve done it again!! Another great yummy looking recipe!! I am gonna have to make these. (for myself and buggie, the hubs doesn’t like cheese)


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