Vegan Gluten-Free Cornbread

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This Vegan Gluten-Free Cornbread is so amazing. It will be the only gluten-free, vegan cornbread recipe that you will ever need! It is made from scratch, moist, sweet and easy to prepare. Served your cornbread alone or as a side for the holiday feast.

Vegan Gluten-Free Cornbread

Vegan Gluten-Free Cornbread is a staple in our home, I love to make it because it goes well with savory or sweet dishes.

It is made with simple ingredients, comes together and tastes just like traditional cornbread, if not better! No one can tell that it is healthy cornbread, it is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free.

vegan gluten=free cornbread in a white plate with chili in the background and grey napkin on the side

Vegan Gluten-Free Cornbread Recipe

My love for corn goes way back to my childhood days when my mom would grow her own corn.

Our variety of corn in Jamaica was hardier and not as soft and sweet as the sweet corn variety found here in the USA. 

My mom would boil, roast and make cornmeal with what she harvested. She used her homemade cornmeal to make Jamaican staples, Cornmeal Porridge, Jamaican Cornmeal Pudding, Jamaican Festival Dumplings. and Turn Cornmeal.

Fast forward to today, I'm still making my childhood favorite corn dishes as well as the ones I have grown to love living here in the South, like this scrumptious easy cornbread recipe and other vegan gluten-free quick bread.  

For the Thanksgiving holidays, I love to make at least 2 batches of cornbread. One to serve as a side dish and the other to use as a base for my Homemade Cornbread Stuffing.

Vegan Gluten-Free Cornbread Ingredients in 2 bowls

Is Cornbread Gluten-Free?

Cornmeal is gluten-free but that doesn't mean that all cornbread and corn muffins are. Most cornbread and corn muffins recipes combine cornmeal with wheat flour.

Therefore when purchasing storebought cornbread and muffins, read the label to make sure it says that it is gluten-free or make your own. 

Vegan gluten-free cornbread mix in a silver bowl with a blue spatula mixing the ingredients

How To Make Vegan Gluten-Free Cornbread?

This is the go-to cornbread recipe that I developed after years of trial and error, it is an easy cornbread recipe and it is definitely the best cornbread. 

  1. Preheat oven 400 F. Line an 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together almond milk, ground golden flaxseeds, agave, and coconut oil. Make sure the almond milk is not cold or else your coconut oil will solidify.
  3. Mix cornmeal, oat flour, almond flour, baking powder and salt in a larger bowl. Add almond mix mixture and stir until fully combined and the batter is smooth.
  4. Scoop batter into prepared pan, bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

What Goes With Vegan Gluten-Free Cornbread?

Serve cornbread alongside Black Bean Butternut Squash Stew, Vegan White Bean Soup, Chickpea Stew

How To Store Vegan Gluten-Free Cornbread?

Store leftover cornbread in a container with a tight-fitting lid, gluten-free baked goods dries out easily so it is important to store in a sealed container. 

Can You Freeze Cornbread?

Yes, you can freeze leftover cornbread, it is best to cut the cornbread into portion sizes, Place into freezer bags and store in the freezer for up to two months. 

Defrost at room temperature for about 30 minutes. To reheat, wrap in parchment paper followed by foil paper and bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F,  for about 20 minutes. 

Homemade vegan gluten=free cornbread in a white plate with chili in the background and grey napkin overlay

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Nutrition

Energy:
255 kcal / 1066 kJ
Fat:
13 g
Protein:
3 g
Carbs:
31 g
Per portion

Cooking Time

Preparation:
10 min
Cooking:
30 min
Ready in:
40 min
For:
8 Servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 400 F. Line an 8x8 inch baking pan with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together almond milk, agave, coconut oil, ground flaxseeds.
  3. Mix cornmeal, oat flour, almond flour, baking powder and salt in a larger bowl. Add almond mix mixture and stir until fully combined and the batter is smooth.
  4. Scoop batter into prepared pan, bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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4 Comments
  1. Niki
    November 21, 2018

    I made this tonight, it was quite tasty!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 22, 2018

      Thankyou for your feedback Niki, I’m happy you found it tasty! Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Priscilla
    November 14, 2018

    Oh wow, these were so delicious. The best gluten-free cornbread I have ever had.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 14, 2018

      Thank you Priscilla, I’m so happy you loved them!