Gluten-Free Caramelized Onion & Cheddar Cornbread
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Spray or brush an 8-inch (20 cm) square baking pan with vegetable oil and set aside. Melt butter in skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion and cook until golden, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in pepper; set aside to cool.
In a large mixing bowl, combine cornmeal, corn flour, flaxseed, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum and salt; mix to blend evenly. Stir in buttermilk, corn, eggs and honey until combined. Stir in 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) cheddar cheese and 3/4 cup (175 mL) onion mixture into batter.
Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth top. Garnish with remaining onion mixture, remaining cheddar cheese, and red chili pepper (if using). Bake for 35 minutes, or until golden brown around edges and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into centre of loaf. Let cool in pan to room temperature; remove from pan and let cool completely. Store in airtight container.