This gluten-free, whole grain cornbread starts with a vegan "buttermilk", giving a subtle tang to the finished loaf. A dash of paprika adds a subtle kick, but you can also add flavor with chipotle power, a dash of cayenne, or even smoked paprika. This plant-based bread is a great compliment to Vegetarian Chili or a use as stuffing for Stuffed Acorn Squash.
MEDIUM Servings: 16 Ready In: 60 minutes
1 cup almond milk (8 oz)
1 tbsp white vinegar (15 mL)
1 1/2 cup cornmeal (180g), plus more for dusting
1/2 cup brown rice flour (80g)
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
2 tbsp ground flax meal (13g)
1 cup corn kernels, frozen, thawed
1/2 cup applesauce (114g)
1/4 cup coconut sugar (48g)
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Gather ingredients. Preheat oven and a lined square 9x9 baking pan to 400 F.
To make vegan "buttermilk": Combine almond milk and vinegar. Let sit for at least 5 minutes, so that milk curdles slightly.
For the dry ingredients: In a large bowl, sift together the dry ingredients: cornmeal, flour, salt, baking powder, paprika.
Add corn kernels to the dry ingredients. Use a good, sweet corn. Frozen is fine -- just thaw first.
Add flax meal to dry ingredients.
For the wet ingredients: Combine the applesauce and sugar with the curdled almond milk. Puree or whisk together to combine.
To finish batter and bake: Pour the wet mixture into the dry and mix just until combined.
Pour batter into pre-heated baking pan. Bake 35-40 minutes, turning halfway through.
Cornbread should be cracking and golden when ready.
Use a toothpick to check doneness: toothpick should be inserted and cleanly removed.
Let cool completely before cutting.
Cut into 16 squares and serve.
Goes great crumbled over chili or used for Cornbread dressing
Chef's Tips: To store extras, tightly wrapped in foil, then seal inside a plastic bag, with all of the air squeezed out. Reheat by toasting in a 350F oven for 10-12 minutes.
Yield: 16 squares, 1 9x9 pan
Amount Per Serving (1 square, 1/16 recipe)
Calories From Fat (12%) 11.31
% Daily Value
Total Fat 1.33g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.14g <1%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids g
Omega-6 Fatty Acids g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 175.24mg 7%
Potassium 101.85mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 19.19g 6%
Fiber 1.81g 7%
Protein 1.86g 4%
Calcium 1.99mg <1%
Iron 51.87mg 288%
Vitamin A IU
Vitamin C 0mg 0%