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Goat Cheese and Honey Cornbread Squares

Goat Cheese and Honey Cornbread Squares

Goat cheese and honey make for a perfect sweet-savory combination, especially in this make-ahead gluten-free cornbread. Since the bread is dense, it packs well and can serve as breakfast at the trailhead, a mid-hike snack, or warmed up and eaten by the fire in the evening. If you want a hint of spice, add red pepper flakes to the batter.


  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • cups plain full-fat yogurt
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes see headnote


  • ►Heat oven to 400°F. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Once melted, set aside to cool.
  • ►Whisk eggs together in a large bowl. Add honey and yogurt and whisk until smooth, then add cooled butter. Using a fork or your hands, crumble goat cheese into batter and stir to combine.
  • ►Combine cornmeal, salt, baking powder and red pepper flakes in a seperate bowl. Add to wet ingredients and stir to combine.
  • ►Pour batter into a greased 9-inch-by-9-inch baking dish. Bake at 400°F for 35 to 45 minutes, or until the edges are a deep golden brown.
  • ►Remove from oven and cool. Wrap in aluminum foil. To eat this cornbread warm at camp, warm a pan over medium heat and add a little oil. Slice the cornbread into even squares, then cut them in half. Grill cornbread in pan, cut side down, for a few minutes, or until cut side turns a deep golden brown. Serve immediately.
Photographed by Francine Zaslow.

Styled by Catrine Kelty.

Anna Brones

Cycling, zine-making, and general outdoorsmanship consume Anna Brones' time when she isn't writing or producing. Her home on the Puget Sound provides ample fodder for her art. When it comes to outdoor-friendly cheeses, Brones thinks Comté is a winner. "It's delicious, easy to pack, and can handle being stuffed at the bottom of a backpack," she says.

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