liveGfree Gluten Free Cornbread Mix

Last Updated on February 2, 2022

If you’ve shopped at Aldi for any length of time, you’ve probably noticed the grocer sells a small selection of gluten free foods under its liveGfree private label. Gluten free items at Aldi include knockoff Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits that are quite good, along with mac and cheese and stuffed sandwiches.

For a recent chili night, I made another gluten free Aldi product: gluten free cornbread.

LiveGfree Gluten Free Cornbread Mix

liveGfree Gluten Free Cornbread Mix cost $2.59 for a 15-ounce box at the time of publication. The package describes it as “sweet, moist & delicious” and says it “melts in your mouth.” This is kosher, bears the Good Housekeeping quality seal, and is sold alongside another mix for gluten free copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits. It’s a Regular Buy, which means you should be able to find it at Aldi any time of year.

Ingredients are: sugar, yellow cornmeal, brown rice flour, potato starch, tapioca starch, baking powder, rice flour, natural vanilla flavor (maltodextrin and natural flavor), salt, and xanthan gum.

One box contains enough mix to make 12 servings. One 35-gram serving has 220 calories, 10 grams of total fat (13% DV), 1 gram of saturated fat (5% DV), 15 mg of cholesterol (5% DV), 220 mg of sodium (10% DV), 30 grams of total carbohydrates (11% DV), 1 gram of dietary fiber (4% DV), 12 grams of total sugars, 11 grams of added sugars (20% DV), and 3 grams of protein.

You’ll need a few extra ingredients to make this cornbread, including an egg, some milk, and some cooking oil.

To make this, preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Beat 1 egg, 1/4 cup of milk, and 1/2 cup of oil in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the liveGfree cornbread mix and beat well for 2-3 minutes. Pour the batter into a greased 8″ x 8″ x 2″ pan. Let it stand 10 minutes. Bake until golden brown, approximately 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

This cornbread had a nicely golden brown top and was done baking in my oven after about 26-28 minutes, so you’ll want to keep an eye on it to avoid overbaking.

LiveGfree Gluten Free Cornbread Mix

Gluten free cornbread in the pan, right after baking.

After allowing it to fully cool in the pan, it easily and neatly sliced up into squares when I cut it using a butter knife. Many types of cornbread are very crumbly and don’t always hold together when sliced, but this cornbread has a fluffy, soft texture and holds together well.

LiveGfree Gluten Free Cornbread Mix

Fluffy cornbread.

I served this alongside some slow cooker chili on a fall day, and it was a hit even with people who don’t usually eat a gluten free diet. If someone served this to me and didn’t tell me it was gluten free, I don’t think I would have guessed or noticed that anything is different about it.

LiveGfree Gluten Free Cornbread Mix

The cornbread is sweet but not overly so (it does list sugar as the primary ingredient). It is fairly moist and doesn’t have a gritty texture like some types of cornbread, and as mentioned above, it is quite soft. It went well sliced and served with butter, and some people also slathered jam on their slices. Overall, this Aldi gluten free cornbread gets a thumbs up from us.

The Verdict:

liveGfree Gluten Free Cornbread Mix bakes up lightly golden brown, with a soft and slightly fluffy texture. It’s sweet and moist, and it’s surprisingly good. If you’re looking for a gluten free cornbread mix, this one is worth a try.

About Rachael

Rachael is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. When she isn't busy shopping at Aldi, she enjoys cooking, gardening, writing gothic romance, and collecting more houseplants than she probably should. You can learn more about her at


  1. I’ve been enjoying this product for years since I have Celiac disease. I always add 1 to 1 1/2 cups of frozen corn to the batter. It is delicious!

  2. My husband has Celiac disease, he loves this corn bread. Our Aldis has discontinued it, not happy about that.

  3. Naomi Betancourt

    I love this product but can’t ever seem to find it in my two local aldi stores 😩

  4. It’s seems to be a seasonal product. I usually purchase a dozen of them when I see them. They are Not discontinued.

  5. I sub Friendly Farms Whole Milk Yogurt instead of the milk. It makes the cornbread extra moist and super delicious. I, too, add either canned corn or frozen corn!

  6. I bought this skeptically. As it was baking, it smelled SO good!
    When it was all ready, I cut a small piece to test it. OH MY GOODNESS!! I LOVE my cornbread sweet and this cornbread met every expectation. It was delicious and could have been served as dessert. I am now in love with this product, but of course, my Aldi does not have it right now. A ++++

  7. I was wondering what the baking time would be for 12 corn muffins instead of using a baking pan. I’m guessing about 20 minutes.

  8. Anyone know if I can sub apple sauce for the oil? Trying to keep it as WFPB as possible.

  9. Kevin, I tried applesauce once & it was very dry. I use organic coconut oil but use 1/2 the amount required.

  10. This is currently discontinued at aldi

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