Simple Vegan Cornbread – Brand New Vegan
There’s just nothing more comforting on a chilly, rainy day than curling up with a nice warm bowl of soup and a big ole hunk of fresh, hot, fresh out of the oven, Simple Vegan Cornbread.
Just like mama used to make.
You see, mama wasn’t vegan, so I know her traditional cornbread used a few unhealthy ingredients, like full-fat buttermilk and lots of oil.
Not to mention the whole thing was usually slathered down with butter too….
But NOW we’re watching our health a little more closely, and we don’t use dairy or oil anymore, do we?….
Does that mean giving up cornbread forever? Not a chance.
We can duplicate that same, good ole southern flavor without using any of those artery-clogging ingredients…..and it tastes just as good if not better.
Yes, mom, there is a way to make down-home, plant-based cornbread without the dairy, without the butter, and without the oil. And it’s just as moist, and crunchy, and – well – corny – as you used to make.
Simple Vegan Cornbread
First, we’re going to make vegan buttermilk by whisking unsweetened plant milk and apple cider vinegar together. Set it aside for now and allow it to ‘curdle’ while we mix the dry ingredients.
Thoroughly mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl, and with a large spoon or rubber spatula, slowly stir in the applesauce and maple syrup.
Now, add the vegan buttermilk and stir just long enough to combine. Don’t overdo it.
Now that the batter is done you can pour it into the pan of your choice. I like to use my cast-iron skillet or this cute little corn stick mold.
You could also use a cake pan or muffin tin. Line whatever you’re using with parchment paper to prevent sticking, or if using cast iron, make sure it is properly seasoned.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean
Perfect, southern-style vegan cornbread without any oil.
Now I know some people don’t like sweet cornbread as I do….so feel free to adjust the amount of maple syrup to your own individual taste.
This recipe reminds me so much of my mom who sadly passed away in 2009
My mom loved cornbread and would always crumble it up into a big glass of buttermilk and eat it with a spoon, along with her Kentucky Soup Beans of course.
Personally, I think it would be perfect for my 15 Bean Soup or Best Damn Vegan Chili too.
Looking back I can see how her southern influence rubbed off on me as I still use many of her recipes…just tweaked of course for my healthier lifestyle.
Ah, the memories of country living…..miss you mom and thanks.
A moist, fat-free, vegan cornbread, perfect for dunking in a hot bowl of soup on a cold, blustery day. It’s corntastic!
- Whisk the milk and vinegar together and set aside
- Sift the dry ingredients together into a large bowl and mix thoroughly
- With a large spoon or rubber spatula, slowly stir in the applesauce and maple syrup.
- Add the vegan buttermilk mixture we just made and stir just long enough to make a smooth batter
- Pour batter into a parchment-lined pan, seasoned iron skillet, or muffin tins.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean
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This recipe was originally published on February 24, 2015, and recently updated to include all new photos.