Wheat-Free Fig and Blood Orange Sweet Corn Bread {plus a cookbook giveaway }

Wheat Free Fig and Blood Orange Sweet Bread

Are you wondering why I am making a wheat-free treat?  Welllllll….you don’t need to be on a special diet to enjoy wheat-free treats!  Really we eat a lot of recipes each week that are wheat-free, and we don’t even realize it.  Do you love corn bread?  Would you devour some double chocolate quinoa muffins?  Or do you love a big bowl of oatmeal topped with nuts, dried fruit, and some pumpkin puree?  Then yup- you enjoy wheat-free treats!

I am excited to share Lauren Kelly’s new recipe book The Everything Wheat-Free Diet Cookbook.  The book is seriously packed full of delicious recipes.  I marked so many pages that I plan to make, my book is bulging from my page markers!  When I was trying to decide what to make from the gorgeous book, I was torn between the corn souffle (which is on my kitchen bucket list,) corn fritters, or sweet corn bread.  The deciding vote was due to the left-over dried figs on my counter, and sweet blood oranges I picked up at the local produce stand.  I had to adapt Lauren’s winter cranberry orange corn bread to double my recipe, and include some of the ingredients I had in my kitchen.

This wonderful cookbook has 300 recipes that are easy to make,  packed full of healthy and delicious flavors.  AND each recipe is special for everyone, from improving your health, increasing energy levels, helping with weight loss, and preventing inflammation and disease.

Wheat-Free Fig and Blood Orange Sweet Bread

Wheat-Free Fig and Blood Orange Sweet Bread
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2 cup corn flour
1 cup rice flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 tsp wheat-free baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp honey
2 cup almond milk
2 eggs
3 Tbsp salted butter, melted
1/2 cup dried figs, diced
Zest of one medium orange
Juice of one medium orange, (about 1/3 cup depending of size of orange)
1/2 cup Fig and Orange Chobani Greek Yogurt
1/2 cup pecans chopped


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter inside large bread loaf pan, or 9 x 9 inch square pan.

In medium mixing bowl, mix together Greek yogurt, zest of orange, juice of orange, melted butter, eggs, almond milk, honey, and brown sugar.

In small bowl, mix together corn flour, rice flour, baking powder, salt

Mix together the wet and dry ingredients, then add in diced figs, and chopped pecans.

Pour batter into buttered pan, then bake for 50-55 minutes depending on oven.

For glaze, in small bowl, mix together 1/4 cup juice of blood orange, zest of blood orange, and 1-2 cups powdered sugar. Mix glaze together well, glaze should be loose enough to drizzle on top of bread.

Cool bread completely, then drizzle with glaze.



Some corn bread recipes can be too dry, and really not appetizing from all the crumbles.  This bread on the other hand is really delicious, and VERY moist! I topped a slice of the fig and orange bread with some of the Strawberry Chia Pudding I made last week, what a delicious combination and so healthy!  Would you like a slice?

Fig and Blood Orange Sweet Corn BreadWould you like to explore this lovely book?  Here is your opportunity- we are giving away this cookbook to one lucky reader, AND Lauren will personally sign your copy!  Entering the giveaway is easy, in a comment below let me know your favorite wheat-free dish?  Or What is your favorite wheat-free flour to work with in your recipes?

Here are additional opportunities to enter,  it is mandatory to leave a comment for each additional opportunity:  

1. Like Cafe Terra on Facebook.

2. Like Lauren Kelly, Certified Nutritionist on Facebook.

3. Like CafeTerraBlog on Pinterest.

4. Like LKellyNutrition on Twitter.

Giveaway ends April 20th at 12:00am EST.

Fig and Blood Orange Sweet CornBread


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  • What an interesting bread and one I would cheerfully share with you. :)
  • I love anything Mexican - typically with corn flour, it's easy to make wheat free! Love the addition of rice flour in this cake as well!
  • Such a pretty corn bread, I love the glaze!
  • Angie Tan
    A perfectly dense and moist corn bread! The clicks are very beautiful too.
  • Hotly Spiced
    What a lovely looking bread. I'm a big fan of blood oranges. The flavour is wonderful but the colour of them is so pretty. Looks like an interesting cookbook xx
  • Kim Beaulieu
    I'd love to learn how to make wheat free pizza dough. That would be amazing. Your dish looks incredible. And your photos are outstanding.
    • I have read a few wheat free pizza dough recipes, they sound fantastic! I will have to look into making one maybe:-) Thank you so much for the kind words:-) oxox
  • Diane M.
    Better Batter is my wheat free flour of choice for most baking.
    • I have never had better batter, I will have to look for it! Thank you so much Diane:-) oxox
  • Diane M.
    I like Cafe Terra on Facebook.
  • Terra..this bread is amazing! I love the combo of blood orange with sweet figs and each slice looks insanely moist! I just so happen to have rice and corn flour in the freezer :) I'm hankering for a couple of slices right now! BTW, you are NOT old...Jacques has been around forever (or so it seems, huh?) :)
    • I hope you enjoyed this recipe as much as we did! And thank you for that thought, some days I feel old, and some I feel 20ish:-) oxox
  • This bread looks so delicious and I love the flavours you used! Cheers CCU http://gobakeyourself.wordpress.com/
  • mjskit @mjskitchen.com
    It's hard to believe that this bread is gluten-free. It looks delicious! I'm certainly not opposed to anything healthy as long as it's good. :) Sounds like a wonderful book!
  • OMG! This loaf sounds ahhhhh-mazing!! I wish I could reach and grab that last photo... nom nom nom!
  • kitchenriffs
    Looks like a terrific book! Love the look of the blood orange in the photo. I know people who can't tolerate gluten, so I'm always looking for this sort of recipe - thanks so much.
  • chad crystal froemming
    I like to blend my own oats in place of traditional flours.
    • I need to blend oats next time now, thank you so much for sharing this tip!!! Take care, Terra
  • sandy
    The photo looks so delicious you could grab a bite............
    • Awww, thank you so much Sandy!!! Enjoy:-) oxox
  • What a gorgeous bread...chock full of fruit! And I'd want to try the corn fritters and souffle, too :) Favorite wheat free dish? How about caramels!
  • Did you say Double Chocolate Quinoa Muffins? Sign me up and your bread looks gorgeous! I am sure I would find plenty to entertain my palate :) and belly!
  • I don't just like Cafe Terra on FB - I LOVE :)
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  • OH wow, this bread sounds awesome! YUM!
    • Thank you so much Lilly!!! The recipe is way too delicious:-) oxox
  • CrazyforCrust
    This looks moist and delicious!
  • Oh my goodness...I'm celiac, and love an interesting cornbread, and this looks fantastic!
    • Thank you so much Jenn! It really is a wonderful recipe, I hope you enjoy:-) oxox
  • Kate | Food Babbles
    This bread is gorgeous! Love the fig and blood orange. I can just imagine how lovely this must taste. Yum!
  • [email protected]
    I love a good wheat free chocolate cake. But this bread looks so very good! Thank you for sharing yet another delicious recipe. A good end to a great weekend. I hope you have a blessed week!
  • Sarah Randall
    I love using almond flour and have gotten really good at making almond thumbprints filled with various flavors of homemade jam.
  • Sarah Randall
    I like Cafe Terra on Facebook.
  • Sarah Randall
    I like Lauren Kelly, Certified Nutritionist on Facebook.