Chili Cornbread Cake

Our Chilli Cornbread Pie will add a delicious and flavorful touch to your dinner table and is the perfect choice for anyone on a gluten-free diet. With a cornbread crust made from nutrient-rich chickpea flour, this cake not only satisfies your taste buds but also provides a boost of vitamins and minerals. Chickpea flour is a healthier alternative to traditional wheat flour, making it the ideal choice for a balanced and healthy meal. Treat yourself to the tempting combination of chili and cornbread without feeling guilty and enjoy the benefits of a gluten-free and nutritious dinner.


  • 2 tsp rapeseed oil
  • 2 red onions (320 g), finely chopped
  • 2 celery sticks (approx. 150 g), cut into slices
  • 1 tbsp hot chili powder
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely grated
  • 500g cardboard passata
  • 2 x 400g cans of three bean salad in water
  • 2 tsp gluten-free vegetable stock powder
  • 20 g coriander, leaves picked and chopped
  • 50g fine corn flour
  • 100g gram (chickpea) flour
  • 1 tsp gluten-free baking powder
  • 1 tsp hot chili powder
  • 1 egg
  • 150 ml organic yogurt
  • 50 ml milk
  • 50 g mature cheddar, coarsely grated
  • 1 small red onion (approx. 80 g), finely chopped
  • 12 pitted Kalamata olives, roughly chopped
  • 4 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 x 198g cans of sweetcorn, drained
  • 1 bag of mixed leaf lettuce

Preparation steps

  1. Heat the oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and sauté the onions and celery for 8 minutes, stirring frequently.

  2. Stir in the spices and garlic, then add the passata, bean salad (along with the liquid from the cans) and stock.

  3. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes, then add the cilantro.

  4. Place in a shallow ovenproof dish and allow to cool slightly.

  5. Preheat the oven to 190°C/170°C fan/gas 5.

  6. Place corn flour, chickpea flour, baking powder and chili powder in a bowl and mix well.

  7. Whisk the egg, yogurt and milk together in a separate bowl, then pour into the dry ingredients and stir to form a dough.

  8. Stir in the cheese, then pour over the chili beans and bake for 30-35 minutes, until the cornbread is risen and golden brown.

  9. Mix half of the corn salad ingredients together and serve with half of the chilies, reserving the rest for another day.

  10. The cake will keep covered and refrigerated for four days.

  11. Reheat in the microwave until piping hot.

Nutritional Information

Equipment and tools

  • Large frying pan
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • baking pan
  • Knife
  • dulcimer

Allergen information

This Chili Cornbread Cake recipe contains the following allergens:

  • Gluten (in vegetable stock powder and baking powder)
  • egg
  • milk
  • Cheddar cheese (contains lactose)

Storage and leftovers

If you have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply place the cake in the oven at 180°C (350°F) for about 15 minutes or until heated through.

Health Benefits of Chili Cornbread Cake

Health Benefits of Chili Cornbread Cake

Chilli Cornbread Pie is a delicious and filling dish that combines the flavor of spicy chili with the comforting texture of cornbread. But did you know that this dish also offers numerous health benefits? Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients and how they contribute to your well-being.

1. Canola oil

Canola oil is rich in monounsaturated fats, which have been shown to help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. It also contains vitamin E, an antioxidant that protects the body from cell damage and supports the immune system.

2. Red onions

Red onions are full of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin B6 and manganese. They also contain a high amount of antioxidants that help neutralize harmful free radicals and reduce inflammation in the body.

3. Celery

Celery is a low-calorie vegetable that is rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals. It is known for its ability to aid digestion, lower blood pressure, and reduce inflammation in the body.

4. Chili powder

Chili powder is made from dried, ground chili peppers that are enriched with capsaicin. Capsaicin has been proven to have numerous health benefits, including boosting metabolism, reducing hunger, and improving heart health.

5. Ground coriander and cumin

Ground coriander and cumin are spices commonly used in traditional medicine. They have been found to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. They are also rich in vitamins and minerals that support overall health.

6. Garlic

Garlic is known for its immune-boosting properties. It contains compounds that stimulate the immune system and fight off infections. Garlic has also been shown to help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease.

7. Passata

Passata is a tomato puree rich in lycopene, a powerful antioxidant. Lycopene has been linked to a reduced risk of certain cancers, including prostate and lung cancer. It is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties.

8. Three bean salad

Three Bean Salad is a great source of plant-based protein, fiber, and various vitamins and minerals. It helps promote satiety, improves digestion and supports heart health.

9. Gluten-free vegetable stock powder

Gluten-free vegetable bouillon powder adds flavor to the dish without the need for additional salt. Made from vegetables and herbs, it provides essential nutrients while keeping the dish low in sodium.

10. Corn flour and chickpea flour

Corn flour and chickpea flour are both gluten-free alternatives to traditional wheat flour. They are rich in fiber and protein, which promotes satiety and regulates blood sugar levels. They are also rich in vitamins and minerals.

11. Organic yogurt and milk

Organic yogurt and milk provide calcium, protein and probiotics, beneficial bacteria that support gut health. They also contain vitamins and minerals that are essential for overall well-being.

12. Mature Cheddar

Mature cheddar is a good source of calcium and protein. It also contains vitamin A and B vitamins, which are important for maintaining healthy bones and supporting the immune system.

13. Kalamata olives

Kalamata olives are rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and contain antioxidants that help reduce inflammation and protect against chronic disease. They are also a good source of vitamin E and iron.

14. Balsamic vinegar

Balsamic vinegar is an aromatic spice that contains antioxidants and offers numerous health benefits, including improved digestion, lower blood sugar levels, and improved heart health.

15. Sweetcorn

Sweet corn is a good source of fiber, vitamins and minerals. It is low in fat and calories, making it a healthy addition to your diet. It also contains antioxidants that help protect against cell damage.

16. Mixed leaf salad

Mixed leaf salad is a great way to add more vegetables to your diet. It is low in calories and rich in nutrients, including vitamins A, C and K as well as folic acid and iron.

In conclusion, chili cornbread pie is not only a delicious and comforting dish but also offers a number of health benefits. From the heart-healthy fats in canola oil to the antioxidant-rich spices and vegetables, each ingredient contributes to the overall nutritional value of this dish. Enjoy this tasty meal knowing that it is not only delicious but also good for your health.

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