Recipe- Simple Vegan Cornbread

Does anyone just not like cornbread? (I guess if you don’t, you didn’t click on this post, huh?) When made just right, it has the perfect crunchy outer shell while the inside is soft. I love to eat it hot out of the oven with some three bean chili. The cornbread from the bakery of our local grocery store had so many ingredients! (Two of which were egg and milk.) You can make this cornbread using ingredients you keep in your pantry. (Or that you should have in your plant based pantry! See my earlier post for those tips!) I have tried several vegan cornbread recipes and I ended up combining a few things from each to come up with what I think works best.

Recipe adapted from The Happy Herbivore

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Servings: 6


1 cup cornmeal

1 cup flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup almond milk

1/4 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 tablespoon cane sugar (optional)

3/4 to 1 cup fresh or frozen corn (optional)


Preheat oven to 400Ā°F

Stir together cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.

Add almond milk, applesauce, and maple syrup and mix well.

Add the fresh or frozen corn kernels and gently mix again.

Spray a 9×9 inch baking pan well with cooking spray and pour the cornbread mixture in, evening and smoothing the top with a spatula.

If using, sprinkle the cane sugar lightly over the top, attempting to spread the sugar evenly. Or you can let a two year old help, in which case some areas might look like this…šŸ¤·šŸ¼ā€ā™€ļø

Bake in oven for 20 minutes, or until toothpick in the center comes out clean.

Serve with a delicious plant-based chili to warm up on a cold day!

Author: thevegtablevegan

Becoming vegan has been a life changing experience for me. Cutting back on animal products gives us the ability to change the world in so many ways. I started this blog to have all of my favorite recipes handy when someone asks, "What do you eat?" I am by no means a professional photographer, but I always enjoy visually seeing a recipe, so I do like to include pictures. I'm a busy, stay at home mommy, but try to find the time to add new recipes. I hope to offer delicious and easy plant-based recipes for those who are having trouble transitioning, already vegan, or simply want to incorporate a few vegan meals here and there. šŸ™‚

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