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Perfect Vegan Cornbread

This homemade vegan cornbread is so much better than the kinds made with a mix. It's lightly sweetened and made with only a few ingredients. Serve it with a dollop of vegan butter with soup, chili, and more!
Course Bread
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 178kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 1 cup Cornmeal
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ cup Vegan Butter
  • cup Agave Nectar (or maple syrup or honey)
  • 1 cup Plant-based Milk , not vanilla flavored
  • 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 cup Corn kernels , optional

Instructions

  • Heat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Spray a small baking pan (9" square, or small rectangle pan) with vegetable spray. 
  • Combine the flour, cornmeal, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
  • In a separate, microwave-safe bowl, add the vegan butter. Microwave for about 20 seconds, until melted. Add the agave nectar, plant-based milk, and apple cider vinegar. Stir to combine.
  • Make sure to drain the corn (if using canned). Add corn (if using) to the flour mixture and stir until the corn is coated. Pour in the milk mixture and stir until just combined.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes, until the cornbread is golden on top.
  • Serve warm. Place in a sealed container and refrigerate any unused portions. It should last 4 to 5 days in the fridge; up to a month in the freezer.

Notes

I specify to use plain plant-based milk, but there have been times when all I had was vanilla-flavored milk and this recipe still came out tasting fine.
If you're using a muffin pan, reduce cooking time to approximately 18 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 240mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 410IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg