When a group of people talk about cornbread for any length of time, the discussion will always get around to the question of whether cornbread should be sweet or savory. This is my favorite healthy vegan cornbread recipe that can be made either way–sweet or savory!
Sweet or savory?
Though I like both versions, I have to admit that savory is my favorite.
The great thing is, you can make this cornbread recipe both ways. If you like it savory, make it as described below. For a sweet cornbread, add 2 Tbsp of agave or other sweetener.
Either way, I usually make my cornbread in a cast iron skillet, because it allows it to come out crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, which is how I remember eating cornbread growing up and the way I still love it today.
There are times that we want vegan cornbread muffins, and this recipe does well as muffins too.
- yellow corn meal
- whole grain flour
- baking soda
- almond milk
- creamed corn
- onion (optional)
Moist vegan cornbread that is oil-free
My favorite thing about this cornbread is that it stays moist on the inside. The secret is that creamed corn is used as an ingredient.
What is creamed corn? Believe it or not, it is dairy-free. It is simply made by pulping corn kernels and collecting the milky residue from the corn.
Here in the States, creamed corn is readily available in cans at most grocery stores. However, it is harder (or impossible) to find in some countries.
Shane & Simple has an easy recipe for Creamed Corn for those in areas that it isn’t available in your local grocery store.
One thing that I’ve noticed is that, after being refrigerated, the leftovers are no longer crunchy the way I like it. To solve that, simply pop them into the oven or toaster oven on a flat pan at about 350 degrees for 10 minutes or so. This cornbread crisps right back up!
We love cornbread around here with soup, chili, beans, sauerkraut, and just about anything!
Nutrition in Cornmeal
Cornmeal contains 9.4 grams of fiber in each 3.5-ounce serving. That’s 38 percent of the 25 grams of fiber women need each day and 25 percent of the 38 grams men should include in their daily diets. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, getting adequate amounts of fiber can be helpful in cutting your risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity.–LiveStrong
My husband prefers a sweet cornbread, so I used a few pinches of pure stevia and left out the adobe sauce in thus recipe. He loves it with my kidney-and-black-bean chili! I bake the corn bread in a twelve-muffin tin so we can better control portion size. —Serenity
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- 2 cups of coarse yellow cornmeal
- 1 cup of flour, spelt, whole wheat, or your favorite
- 1 tablespoon of baking powder
- 2 cups almond milk, you want a pancake batter consistency
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 4 ounces of can of creamed corn, this is 1/2 the can
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 small chipotle in adobe sauce, optional
- Combine all ingredients in large bowl.
- Pour into a seasoned iron 12" iron skillet or baking pan, and bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.
Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet - 12 Inch Ergonomic Frying Pan
King Arthur Flour Premium 100% Whole Wheat Flour
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 255 Total Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 67g Fiber: 7g Protein: 10g