Gluten-Free Cheesy Cornbread Croutons

Use your leftover cornbread from Thanksgiving or make a fresh batch of cornbread to make your own gluten-free cornbread croutons! 

 Gluten-Free Cheesy Cornbread Croutons Davida and share a lot of things in common. We both have curly hair, have roots tied to Minnesota, take naps almost daily, and rarely wear a bra (when you work from home, it just happens). We also share an intense love for cornbread. Blake and Curt…watch out. You might get swooped by this cornbread recipe. 

Cornbread croutons are SO EASY TO MAKE! Best part is- you can use leftover cornbread to make the croutons….cough, Thanksgiving. Because let’s face it, it would be a giant SIN if you threw out the leftover cornbread after Thanksgiving. Just saying.

 Gluten-Free Cheesy Cornbread Croutons

For this recipe- I used my favorite gluten-free cornbread mix from Bob’s Red Mill. It’s the same stuff I use for my quinoa cornbread recipe. Feel free to follow the directions on the back of the box…I however switched things up a little.

I used coconut oil instead of butter and almond milk instead of dairy milk. I also added some cheddar cheese for a sharp flavor :D

What you do is bake your cornbread. Then, you let it cool and slice it into 1-inch cubes. Back into the oven it goes, flip the croutons once..and then…. 

Gluten-Free Cheesy Cornbread Croutons

They come out crunchy as can be! 

Perfect soup or chili toppers…..or even a snack popper. 

Gluten-Free Cheesy Cornbread Croutons 


Gluten-Free Cheesy Cornbread Croutons

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes



  1. First, preheat oven to 375ºF. Then, rub a 12 x 9 baking dish with coconut oil (I used a 9×9 and a bread pan because my 12 x 9 was in the dishwasher!). Set aside.
  2. Next, place all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix until smooth. The batter should be thick.
  3. Transfer batter onto baking dish and evenly spread. Sprinkle with additional cheese on top.
  4. Bake at 375ºF for 25 minutes. Then, remove and let cool completely.
  5. Once the cornbread has cooled, cut into 1-inch cubes. Then, spread evenly on a baking sheet.
  6. Preheat oven to 400ºF and bake for 15 minutes. Remove and flip croutons. Bake for another 8 minutes or until the croutons begin to brown and are crunchy.
Gluten-Free Cheesy Cornbread Croutons

Confession time: I told myself I wouldn’t eat any bread until Thanksgiving due to our pita bread overload in Israel…that was a major fail. I’ve been back for 3 days….

Oh well :D

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Gluten Free Cheesy Cornbread Croutons

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