Pamela’s Cornbread Muffins: Dairy-Free Buttermilk & Strawberry Vanilla


Years ago, when I first reviewed Pamela’s Baking Mixes, I had fun experimenting with their versatile Cornbread & Muffin Mix. I whipped up a couple dairy-free variations, and posted those shortcut recipes in my review where they were unfortunately smothered by all of our notes and information. So I thought I would give a home to my versions of Pamela’s Cornbread Muffins in our recipe section. These are great little dairy-free, gluten-free shortcut recipes for using up your favorite cornbread mix.

Pamela's Cornbread Muffins: Dairy-Free Buttermilk & Strawberry Vanilla Recipe Variations - shortcut gluten-free recipes

Special Diet Notes: Pamela’s Cornbread Muffins

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, and vegetarian. I have not yet tested an egg-free variation.

Pamela's Cornbread Muffins (Classic Buttermylk or Strawberry Vanilla)
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The base recipe is for "buttermilk" cornbread muffins, but I've also included a variation below for strawberry vanilla cornbread muffins!
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12 muffins
Dairy-Free Buttermilk Version
  • 1 bag Pamela's Cornbread & Muffin Mix
  • 1 cup unsweetened dairy-free milk beverage (I used rice milk beverage, but most types should work well)
  • 5 tablespoons (scant ⅓ cup) honey
  • 5 tablespoons (scant ⅓ cup) oil (your favorite neutral-tasting oil)
  • 2 medium or large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  1. Preheat your oven to 375ºF and lightly grease or line 12 muffin cups.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients until well combined.
  3. Divide the batter between your prepared muffin cups.
  4. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Strawberry Vanilla Option: Omit the vinegar, increase the honey to 6 tablespoons, and decrease the oil to ¼ cup. Once the ingredients are combined, stir in 1 cup of chopped strawberries. Then proceed with filling the muffin cups and baking as above.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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