This Gluten-Free Vegan Cornbread is sweet and “buttery“, moist and fluffy and has a nutty flavour! It’s made in one bowl using simple ingredients and is yeast-free and refined sugar free too.
How to make this Gluten-Free Vegan Cornbread
Scroll down to the bottom of the post for the full recipe.
- Measure out the plant-based milk in a measuring jug and stir in the vinegar – set aside for at least 5 minutes to leave it to curdle (this creates a vegan “buttermilk”).
- Mix together with all the other ingredients in a glass mixing bowl.
Note: The batter is much runnier than traditional cornbread batter, so don’t worry if your batter looks runnier than expected, it will be fine when baked!
- Transfer the mixture to a square baking tin.
Tip: Line the baking tin with greased baking paper to make it easier to remove the cornbread afterwards.
- Bake in the oven for around 30 minutes, until an inserted skewer comes out clean.
- Leave to cool slightly before cutting.
Substitutions you can make to this recipe:
- You can use any type of oil: coconut oil, vegetable oil, olive oil etc.
- You can use any type of plant-based milk: almond milk, cashew milk, oat milk, soy milk, rice milk etc.
- You can use any type of liquid sweetener: maple syrup, agave syrup, brown rice syrup etc.
- You can omit the maple syrup entirely.
- To make it corn-free, you can replace the cornmeal with chickpea flour.
Ingredients you can add to the batter
You can customise this recipe by adding any of the following sweet or savoury ingredients:
- Nutritional yeast.
- Grated vegan cheese.
- Chopped jalapeños.
- Dried cranberries.
- Chopped apple pieces.
- Fresh or frozen blueberries.
How long does this Gluten-Free Vegan Cornbread keep for?
Not only does this cornbread taste amazing fresh out of the oven, but it also keeps well in the fridge for up to a few days, and freezes well too. It reheats especially well in the toaster.
How to eat this Cornbread
This cornbread tastes delicious drizzled with a little maple syrup, but also works as a great side dish, satisfying snack or healthy dessert. It’s also delicious for breakfast, and tastes amazing topped with some fruity jam!
More gluten-free vegan quick-bread recipes:
- Gluten-Free Vegan Bread
- Gluten-Free Vegan Blueberry Banana Bread
- Gluten-Free Vegan Seeded Buckwheat Bread
- Gluten-Free Vegan Irish Soda Bread
- Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Banana Bread
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Watch how to make this recipe:
Gluten-Free Vegan Cornbread
- 600 ml (2 ½ cups) unsweetened almond milk (or any other plant-based milk)
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (ensure gluten-free if necessary)
- 100 g (½ cup) coconut oil (or sub olive or vegetable oil)
- 8 tablespoons maple syrup *(or sub any other sweetener)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 280 g (1 ¾ cup) fine cornmeal **
- 180 g (1 ½ cup) gluten-free flour blend (or sub plain flour if not gluten-free)
- 6 teaspoons baking powder (ensure gluten-free if necessary)
- ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit)
- Measure out the milk and stir in the vinegar – set aside for at least 5 minutes to leave it to curdle
- Place the coconut oil in a large bowl and melt over a saucepan of boiling water or in the microwave (skip this step if using any other oil)
- Add the maple syrup, salt and cornmeal
- Sift in the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda
- Add the milk and vinegar mixture and mix well, adding some extra milk or water if too dry – the batter is much runnier than traditional cornbread batter, so don’t worry if your batter looks runnier than expected, it will be fine when baked!
- Transfer the mixture to a square baking tin (I used a 23cm/9inch square baking tin) lined with greased baking paper and bake in the oven for around 30 minutes, until an inserted skewer comes out clean
- Leave to cool slightly before cutting
- Keeps well covered in the fridge for up to a few days, and freezes well too – delicious reheated in the toaster
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