Perfect Vegan Cornbread

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Perfect Vegan Cornbread

Easy-to-make, fluffy, perfectly sweet vegan cornbread made with 10 ingredients. The perfect comforting side to soups and chilis, or to bake into croutons for salads or stuffing.
Author Minimalist Baker
Cutting board with cubes of Vegan Cornbread
4.8 from 68 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 32 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 9 (slices)
Course Side
Cuisine Native American-Inspired, Southern-Inspired, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? 2 Days


  • 1 1/2 batches flax egg (1 1/2 Tbsp flaxseed meal + 4 Tbsp water as original recipe is written)
  • 3/4 cups unsweetened plain almond milk (plus 1 Tbsp as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/3 cup vegan butter, melted (I like Earth Balance)*
  • 1/2 cup organic cane sugar or granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 cups fine yellow cornmeal (plus 1 Tbsp as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size)
  • 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour* (plus 1 Tbsp as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C) and grease an 8×8-inch baking dish (adjust number/size of baking dish if altering batch size).
  • Prepare flax egg in a small bowl and let set for a few minutes to achieve an “eggy” texture. Measure out almond milk and add lemon juice and let curdle for a few minutes. Then add baking soda and stir once more. Set aside.
  • To a large mixing bowl, add melted butter and sugar and whisk vigorously to combine. Then add applesauce, flax egg, and whisk once more. Next add almond milk mixture and whisk vigorously again to combine.
  • Next add salt, cornmeal, flour and stir with a spoon until just incorporated. It will look thin and somewhat lumpy. That’s what you’re going for.
  • Add batter to prepared dishes and bake for 28-37 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into a center comes out clean.
  • Let rest in the cooking dish for a few minutes before serving. I highly recommend serving these with just a touch of non-dairy butter and maple syrup or honey if not vegan.
  • Will keep in an airtight container for up to a couple days. Store in the freezer to keep longer. These would go excellent with my 1-Pot Red Lentil Chili.


*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated without additional toppings.
*Note: you can learn about the origins of cornbread here.
*Recipe heavily adapted/expanded from my Vegan Cornbread for 2.

Nutrition (1 of 9 servings)

Serving: 1 slices Calories: 200 Carbohydrates: 30.6 g Protein: 2.6 g Fat: 7.9 g Saturated Fat: 4.4 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 246 mg Fiber: 1.6 g Sugar: 11.6 g

Reader Interactions


  1. Ardra says

    I have made this so many times. It’s the only cornbread recipes I have used. I e added jalapeño and corn a few times as well. Delicious. This time I had a mini me come through and eat the last of the applesauce so I had to make
    It with out. And it was still good. Thanks again Dana.

  2. Bethany says

    This is my go-to cornbread recipe. I shared it with my parents and now it’s the only recipe either of us uses when we want cornbread! We have made it SO MANY TIMES and it is consistently a struggle not to eat the whole pan in one sitting. Thank you for sharing this recipe!!!

  3. Lena says

    This is my favorite cornbread recipe! I’ve made it as written before and it’s wonderful. I have also adapted the recipe on occasion out of necessity. In case it’ll be helpful to others, these are the adaptations/substitutions I’ve successfully made:

    -sub medium cornmeal or polenta for fine milled cornmeal (changes texture of finished bread a little bit)
    -sub pumpkin puree for applesauce
    -sub oil and pumpkin puree for vegan butter (2 tbsp oil * 4 tbsp pumpkin puree)
    -sub soy milk for almond milk
    -sub whole wheat flour for AP flour (add 1-2 tbsp plant milk to compensate)

    Thank you for this recipe, Minimalist Baker! It’s a keeper!

      • Kyle Paist says

        Thee best vegan cornbread (correction- the best cornbread period) recipe I’ve made! I swapped about half the sugar for honey and it complemented the flavors super well. The flaxseed texture stayed in mine which was surprisingly delicious like a multigrain bread! amazing stuff

  4. Chyena says

    Best cornbread! I have made this so many times and always sub milk with whatever plant milk I have at the time. Use polenta instead of corn meal as can’t find that in Australia. Also use mix of coconut flour and buckwheat to make it gluten free! Use half of sugar and all good! 😊

  5. Heather says

    I’ve made so many vegan cornbread recipes and always been disappointed. This is the BEST one! This will be my go-recipe for life. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  6. Jessie says

    I made this as muffins! and it was great! I didn’t have cornmeal so I pulsed some grits in the food processor — cornbread turned out a little crunchy but still great. FYI: makes 8 muffins at 1/2c for each, baked for 25-28 minutes.

  7. Olivia Powers says

    This is a lovely corn CAKE. If you put sugar in it, is NOT cornbread.
    Y’all must all live up North.

    • Shelley Freeman says

      Spoken like a Southerner! Every region has its histories and preferences but I agree – no sugar- however, the recipe IS THE BEST and my non-vegans love it, too. Glad to see the comment and… Thank you, Minimalist Baker for so many perfect recipes. You do the homework and it shows!

  8. Nathalie says

    So delicious! Made with sweetened oat milk so I cut the sugar to a scant 1/4 cup. Baked in an 11” pie dish for 28 mins since I don’t have an 8×8 pan. I also used 1/2 cup all purpose whole wheat + 1/4 cup AP white, so seems this is a pretty flexible recipe ? thanks guys!

  9. Nicole says

    First time making this recipe – phenomenal! My husband even said it’s better than the traditional version. Will definitely be making again. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Noelle says

    I have made this twice and it was the bomb with all my friends who aren’t GF or vegan. I used cocnut sugar Always a third of the amount of regular sugar) and I put a can of corn and some jalapenos and it was fantastic. Hated to share it! LOL

  11. Deborah Reeves says

    Like others, I reduced the sugar by quite a lot (1/8 of a cup) and it turned out great – tender and fluffy, not too heavy or cake-y. My go-to cornbread from now on for sure :)

  12. Holly Terry says

    First off let me start by saying this cornbread is AMAZING!! I do have an issue though, it always comes out spotted with chunks of uncooked flour. What am I doing wrong here? Thank you!

  13. Erica says

    Oh my cornbread! This was soooooooo good! No other cornbread will ever stack up to this deliciousness. I did half the sugar but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Thank you!!!

    • Susun Slatky says

      Aside from making it less sweet (which is my preference to), did you feel that using half the amount of sugar affected the final product in anyway?

      • Erica Large says

        I don’t think it took away from the final product. It still had great texture and taste and also cooked through just fine. Since I did not try making a batch with the full amount of sugar, I can’t compare in that way, but I would definitely make this again the same way.

  14. Brianne says

    I’m a newly converted vegan, and this cornbread is fantastic- you can hardly tell it’s vegan! It’s moist and fluffy and not overly sweet. I mixed maple syrup with some softened earth balance and it made it even more delicious.

      • Tori says

        Does the same go for all the other ingredients with the parenthesis after? I just got confused reading plus one, as original recipe is written.

        • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

          Hi Tori, yes! The “as original recipe is written” is to notify those who are altering the batch size (2x, 3x, etc.) that they will need to add 2 Tbsp, 3 Tbsp extra. Hope that is more clear!

  15. Sarah Beauchamp says

    This is delicious! I had to make another batch because the first one disappeared before I could bring it to my meeting.

  16. Kristen Mashburn says

    The non vegans didn’t even know it was vegan. Everyone loved it. I subbed oat milk because that’s what I had and it was totally fine!

  17. Athena says

    Finally made this to put on top of the Super Thickness Three Bean Chili. I had 7 mini muffins from the left over batter and I Can’t stop eating them!

  18. Leslie says

    This was delicious! I also cut the sugar, adding just 1/4 cup, which worked well for my purposes. I didn’t have any apple sauce, so I used olive oil instead. That worked fine. After I added the baking soda to the liquid ingredients, I understood the logic – it reacts with the vinegar and starts to bubble, probably helping the bread rise a little more during the baking.

    I was trying to recreate a non-vegan blueberry cornbread from a local restaurant, so I added about 1 cup of blueberries to the wet batter. Turned out amazing!

  19. Barbara Glaser says

    I love this recipe! My vegan daughter showed it to me and I make it whenever I want cornbread. I use soymilk instead of almond because of an allergy. Just a note — it never says when to add the baking soda, so one time I forgot. Thank you!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Barbara, so glad to hear you are enjoying this recipe! The baking soda is added in the first step rather than in the dry ingredients as you may be used to in other recipes, so that might be why it seems to be hiding. Happy cooking xo

  20. Nancy says

    This is ahhh-mazing!! I used aquafaba for the “egg” as I didn’t have flax meal and it worked out perfectly. Honestly the best tasting cornbread I have ever had. Having it with the one pot red lentil chili tonight. Thanks for sharing all of these amazing recipes Dana. I’ve been following you and using many of your recipes for a few years now and am one of your biggest fans. I am purchasing one of your cookbooks NOW. I do better with a hard copy in front of me, I’m a little old school that way ;) xo.

  21. Anne says

    Tried this on a whim and it turned out so well. It’s light and buttery with the perfect amount of “corn-ness”. Next time I think I’ll use less sugar as it was a bit too sweet for me, but that’s personal preference hey ?

  22. Kelli H says

    This is the best cornbread I’ve ever had. I made it for two different families this week and they couldn’t believe it’s vegan. It’s just SO good.

  23. paula Bolen says

    I made this today I swapped out the all purpose flour with whole wheat and swapped out the butter with date paste and the sugar with monkfruit it turned out so good

  24. CG says

    Every time we have legumes, my husband makes cornbread from his grandmother’s recipe – heavy on the eggs, butter and buttermilk. This is by far the best alternative I’ve tried. It bakes consistently and has an excellent flavor!

  25. Pam Cuny says

    Loved it! Made in muffin form, and they are so light & moist! Perfect amount of sweet for me. Thanks! Will make these again for sure…

  26. Charlotte says

    Made this recipe tonight tonight to pair with your 1 pot red lentil chilli.
    I made as muffins and they worked great.
    The only applesauce I had was an unsweetened raspberry apple sauce snack cup- so I used it. They are a little on the sweet side, but other wise a great texture and very easy to make.


  27. Renee says

    This recipe came out perfect!!! I don’t think I will ever make a different cornbread recipe after finding this. Also, tip for making these as individual cornbread muffins: spray down a muffin/cupcake tin with cooking oil spray and cook for only 16-18 minutes (I discovered this accidentally when I didn’t have a baking pan and the cornbread sides were just getting crispy on the edges at 18 minutes in the muffin tin) . The muffins popped right out with a simple nudge of a spoon and they are the perfect balance between solid and fluffy, mealy and just a little sweet.

  28. TM says

    I have made this twice now and both times it has come out dense and doughy in the middle. The flavor was great but texture way off. I have cubed it and tried to bake the cubes but they just turn into doughy hockey pucks. It was fine because I used it for stuffing, but I wonder whether others have had this issue and what the solution might be?

  29. Julie Morrison says

    You have saved us!! This is the most excellent recipe! The whole stuffing recipe is perfect. Thanks SO much!

  30. Dr. J says

    I made this last night and it turned out quite good: light, moist, and a nice corn-y flavor. Since I was making this to use later this week for Thanksgiving dressing, I omitted the sugar. I also substituted olive oil for the vegan butter because I have to eliminate saturated fats from my diet (doctor’s orders), but otherwise everything else was as called for. Definitely will make again.

  31. Sarah B says

    This was delicious! I used soy milk instead of almond milk. I didn’t have applesauce, so I added 1 tablespoon of canola oil, as another reviewer had recommended. I cut the sugar down a bit, as here in the South we like our cornbread more on the savory side. It only took about 28 min to bake and was very tasty- will definitely make this again! The two of us nearly took down the whole batch (1x the recipe) so I might double it the next time I make this. Thanks for the great recipe!

  32. Tara says

    Hello! I’m allergic to almonds. Would this work with coconut milk? I imagine I’d have to tinker with it because of the higher fat content? Also allergic to cashews. Any other non-nut milks Incould make this with, or advice for coconut milk?

  33. Emma says

    So delicious! I made the recipe with coconut sugar (not cane sugar) and sunflower oil (not vegan butter) and it was perfect! This will definitely be in the regular rotation with soup/stews this fall and winter.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi! We haven’t tried aquafaba in this recipe, but its worth a shot! Another reader used 2T whisked aquafaba and had success!

  34. Nicole says

    I love this recipe blog. All the recipes are excellent. For this recipe, I didn’t use the applesauce and I substituted the baking powder for 1 tbsp baking soda , I reduce the sugar to 1/4 cup, used coconut milk instead of almond. Perfect buttery cornbread muffins with the right amount of sweetness.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Jeff! Hmm.. It doesn’t get super puffy but does rise. Did you by chance leave our or use expired leavening agents?

  35. Melissa says

    I made these last night and the flavor is great! However, the inside is very mushy. I cooked them for over 40 minutes and even raised the temperature (from 350 to 375) midway through when it didn’t look like they were baking. Are they supposed to be soft and almost uncooked in the middle, or should I have left them in longer? What’s the texture supposed to be like? I’m not sure if I’m just used to really dry cornbread and if it’s the contrast between these and what I’m used to that’s throwing me off or if I should’ve done something differently.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We haven’t tried and can’t say for sure, but I am not sure it would work since there’s no gluten in corn flour, so it would be very flat and dense.

  36. Diya Ganguly says

    Okay so only just realising that the flax egg mixture is a separate one from the almond milk one. I combined them all together :( will this affect my baking?

  37. Karen Haworth says

    This is great! It has the perfect texture. The only thing I changed was the sugar. I only added half the sugar as I wanted a less sweet version. I doubled the recipe and baked in a 9 x 12 pan. Cooking time did not change. Thanks so much for being my go to for recipes!

  38. Carol says

    I omitted the Vegan butter and increased the applesauce to 1/2 cup. I also used parchment paper instead of oiling the pan. It was delicious. We don’t like sweetened cornbread so only used 1 teaspoon. We like this recipe very much and will make it again often.

      • Carol says

        Obviously I meant a teaspoon of sugar is what I used. This cornbread is the only recipe that we use now. It is delicious. Thank you for caring and sharing.

  39. Jacky says

    This came out Amazing! It was super moist and sweet just like I like it. Definitely my new go to cornbread recipe. I did make some substitutions using what I had on hand: For the cornmeal I used Arrowheadmills Organic Blue cornmeal, I switched the amount of butter and apple sauce to make it a bit lower in fat. I was out of butter so I used 2 Tbsp grape seed oil and 1/3 c applesauce , and I baked it in a cast iron pan which I preheated with the oven. I used lemon juice to curdle freshly made almond milk. Otherwise I followed the instructions.

  40. Amy says

    YUM! Made this last night, and I felt like I just had to pop on here to leave a quick comment about how much I like it. This corn bread has just the right amount of sweetness & yummy texture to make it worth the effort of whipping it up. :) If you’re on the fence, I ~highly~ reccomend making it – I don’t think you’ll be disappointed! Thanks Dana!

  41. Catherine Casey says

    So good!! I didn’t have any applesauce so I left that out and I added 1 chopped jalapeño to the batter. Made it tonight and it went perfectly with our red beans over steamed broccoli – Delish!!

  42. Kathy Rogers says

    I love this recipe! I made it twice during the holidays as a base for cornbread dressing and just made it tonight to go with chili. Made it EXACTLY as written and it was fantastic! Thanks, Dana! Happy New Year!

  43. Amy says

    Hi there! This recipe looks fantastic, but I try to avoid cooking/baking with butter and oils, so I’m wondering if it would be possible to substitute full-fat coconut milk instead? Thank you so much!

    – Amy :)

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Amy! Not sure we haven’t tried it, if you give it a go, let us know how it turns out!

  44. Lauren says

    This cornbread was the hit of my meal, even though I messed it up in several ways. It came out perfect and delicious! I used coconut sugar, all I had, and was a little short. Oops, I mixed in the cornmeal and flour before adding all the wet ingredients. Finally, I put it in the hot oven for 3 minutes before realizing I forgot the baking soda. I took it out and mixed in baking soda and it still cooked perfectly in 30 minutes! Maybe I’m lucky, or maybe this is my favorite fool-proof baking recipe ever!

  45. Sarah says

    It says prepare in ‘cooking dishes’, if I were to bake this in a flat iron skillet, what size do you recommend? Should I double the recipe for a 12 inch skillet?

  46. Bernadette says

    Amazing! soft, flavorful, moist. Only thing was a slight taste of baking soda, but still worth making and enjoying.

  47. Darby M Bundy says

    Thank you for a super easy and impressive corn bread recipe!

    Went really good with a vegan stew we made today for family who are not necessarily plant-based, and got lots of compliments! Thanks for making food everyone always enjoys.

  48. Allie says

    I made these today my family vegan and non went crazy over them didn’t get to take a photo I also made them into muffins but such a great recipe thank you!! XOXO

  49. Merry says

    A very awesome recipe…made it with about half the sugar (because I prefer less sweet, like many of the earlier remarks, noted here), but,stayed with the other recommended ingredients and quantities. Turned out just great! It has a little less “cornbread” color than some of the mixes I’ve used in the past, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing!

  50. Julie Morrison says

    Fabulous!! And thanks for egg substitute recipe.

    2 mistakes I made = 1 didn’t have “fine” cornmeal so will grind first next time;
    and I used coconut sugar which made the cornbread too dark.

    I did use chickpea flour (see other comment – !), and it works great!

  51. Eireann says

    My inner child is doing the happy dance at this recipe. I have tried so many vegan cornbread recipes and they never turn out right. Too dry, too bland, too salty, not sweet enough… I’d almost given up. But I found locally ground cornmeal at my grocery store and figured I’d have another go and search for yet another recipe to try. I’ve avoided this one because we avoid flax due to allergies, but I figured I could try modifying it. I used an extra 1 Tbsp applesauce, 3 Tbsp unsweetened soy milk, and added 1 tsp baking powder. IT IS AMAZING! The texture is spot-on, the flavor is great, it browned on the edges… Ahh. I need to go eat more. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  52. Dana says

    This was amazing!!! So much healthier and tastier than my other cornbread recipe. It came out perfectly moist and sweet – I subbed oil for the butter because that’s what I had, and I accidentally bought vanilla almondmilk. Other than that- I followed the recipe exactly. 28 minutes was perfect. It didn’t even need the butter or maple syrup – fabulous as-is. I can get rid of that other recipe, now :) Thank you, Dana!!

  53. Mia says

    Hi! Instead of the flax egg, can I use a regular medium egg? Also, instead of butter can I sub the same amount of olive oil? Thank you, I’m excited to make this!

  54. izzi says

    Made this today, reducing the sugar to 1/3C and substituted 2T whisked aquafaba for the flax egg. Also used a mini-muffin tin that made about 18 of them. So light and absolutely delicious. Going to reduce the sugar even more and make them savory next time with some of our great NM green chili. Thanks for the most excellent recipe!

  55. L Vaughn says

    Made this for the first time tonight, paired with chili…. it turned out PERFECT!! It was moist and perfectly sweetened. This will be my go to recipe from now on!! Thank you!

  56. Denay says

    Excellent!! I love this cornbread with your chili. I have made it several times. It’s become a regular at our house.

  57. Coreen says

    Wonderful recipe. I tried this out with 1 vegetarian, 3 adult omnivores, and a super picky 3-year old. Everyone loved it. This is now my go to cornbread recipe. Thanks tons for making tasty treat that have simple ingredients and produce wonderful results.

  58. Dani says

    This is the best cornbread I have ever had, vegan or nonvegan. I’m from the south, so I grew up on cornbread. It’s moist, it’s perfectly sweet with a tender outside, and it’s simple. The only adjustment I might make next time would be to add some mashed sweet corn. I might also cut the sugar a bit when I make it for chili, but those are just items of preference. This cornbread is beyond lovely. Thank you for the recipe.

  59. Sarah says

    This was soooo good! I’ve made vegan cornbread before and it turns out really bland, but this was sweet and savory and really delicious! I made it with vegan chili and the paring was amazing and I also had some as a desert with some vegan butter and maple syrup. The latter is to die for! I thought the cornbread would be to sweet when I tried the batter, but it mellowed out when I baked it. The sweetness worked really well with the chili as well as by itself! Thanks so much!

  60. Josephine Decresenzo says

    I cannot use oils or butter, is there anything else I can use instead? I would love to make this corn bread recipe. Thanks

  61. Nicole says

    I made this tonight and while the texture is awesome it is super sweet, almost like a cake. I’m keen to try again but with just half the amount of sugar or possibly less. Definitely recommend that people trying the recipe go with 1/4 or less of a cup.

  62. Brenda says

    Delicious, delicious cornbread. My first time trying to make a vegan cornbread. I added a little cinnamon and pure vanilla extract made it taste like cake. My family loved it. Thanks again for the recipe.

  63. B says

    I am making this tonight along with my vegan chili for our vegan kiddos – your recipes are the best, and i really appreciate the wonderful, colorful, flavorful write-ups, descriptions, backdrop to the beautiful food. I’m used to adding cheddar cheese and sour cream to my “non-vegan” recipe, so very curious to see how this turns out. I’m sure it will be dreamy, along with all the other concoctions i’ve tried of yours. Slowly, my sweetie and i are getting healthier thanks to our babes, and your recipes. i’m wondering if creamed corn can be added – it actually doesn’t have cream :). I missed the wonderful description you usually provide on this recipe btw – but it’s the first, so no biggy. Peace.

  64. kathy, aka grammy says

    My grandson is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts…can I use coconut milk instaed of almond?

  65. ET says

    Oh mama….SO SO GOOD!!
    Best cornbread i’ve ever made/or eaten. I used real egg and halved the sugar. Baked in a muffin tin for 25 mins. Perfection. (it made 9 muffins fyi)
    Thank you for this recipe :)

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Ricki! Its worth a try! I am not sure how that would turn out, but if you try it, let me know how it goes!

      • Ricki Jordan says

        So I swapped out the soymilk for a fresh puréed pineapple that I strained after pureering in vitamin….Same amount.
        Used in Philly Vegan chili contest along side my chili and won people choice!! Whoop whoop.

  66. Audrey says

    Great recipe, as usual! Made this with a GF blend of 60 grams whole grain/stone ground Millet flour and 50 grams stone ground white rice flour. It came out soft and perfect! I also made it with your DIY Gluten Free Flour blend and was great as well. I used GF stone ground/whole grain cornmeal!
    Substitute sugar for coconut sugar, and once 50 gr. coconut sugar and 50 gr. Xylitol.
    I Didn’t have any issues with the baking time, both came out soft and with brow corners. 100% good and tasty. This is what I call a balance recipe!

  67. Amie says

    So good! No applesauce- subbed one TBS veg oil. I also used coconut oil instead of vegan butter. Another great recipe ! Thank you!

  68. Karen says

    For anyone looking to make this gluten free, I subbed the flour with Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 flour and it worked great! I would also second the reduction of sugar if you don’t prefer sweet muffins– I used about 1/8 c and I thought it was perfect. I also made this into muffins for ease and took about 20-22 min to bake in my gas stove. Took them to a potluck and got rave reviews! Hope this helps someone– they are really delicious! :)

  69. Nicole says

    Is there any other vegan fat I could use to substitute the vegan butter? Perhaps coconut oil? Going to try to make this tomorrow, but don’t have vegan butter!
    Thanks :)

  70. Patrick says

    This is absolutely a fantastic recipe. Moist, light and flavorful – perfect to go with my black bean soup. My wife is a vegan and I’m always looking for recipes that I like, and are vegan. This rocks!

  71. Jessica says

    Wow, I never really liked corn bread but thought I might pair it with my vegan chili and I was blown away at how good this is. I showed all my friends and family and they couldn’t believe it was vegan! Super impressed thank you so much.

    Question: Is there any way I can sub the butter for a healthier alternative? Just thought I could make it on a weekly basis haha!

  72. Aaron says

    I made a double recipe of this today. It tastes great, but it didn’t fluff up in the oven at all. Is that normal? What did I do wrong?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hmm, that isn’t normal. It doesn’t get super puffy but does rise. Did you by chance leave our or use expired leavening agents?

      • Aaron Williamson says

        You know, the baking soda may have been a little long in the tooth now that you mention it. I guess I didn’t realize it could lose its efficacy like that.

      • Margaret says

        I forgot the baking powder too because the recipe description actually never calls for it and I didn’t double check that I had used all the listed ingredients.

        • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

          Hi Margaret, the baking soda is listed in step 2 of the instructions. Perhaps the confusion is that it is added at a different step than you may be familiar with? Hope that helps clear up the confusion!

  73. Matt says

    I just made a double batch of this today, and I plan to use it to make the vegan cornbread stuffing recipe. It’s delicious! Fluffy and moist, and a good balance of sweet and savory. The batter was a bit on the sweet side, but after baking, the sweetness mellowed out, and it’s wonderful. I’ll definitely make this again sometime, and use it as a side on its own.

  74. Courtney says

    OMG So good! I used whole wheat flour because thats all I had and I am in love. I never really liked cornbread but this recipe changed my mind completely! Thanks!

  75. Dianne says

    I made this a couple of days ago to use in a veganized version of my mother in law’s southern cornbread dressing for Thanksgiving today. I left out the sugar (southern cornbread doesn’t have it), and I used spelt and coconut flours instead of wheat flour because it also had to be GF for a family member. The batter was very thick, so I added a little extra unsweetened almond milk. The cornbread came out heavy, probably because of the flour substitution, and next time I’ll add baking powder. It was great in the dressing, though. Non-veg hubs said it tasted just like the full octane kind, and he’s happy with having just vegan dressing from now on. Don’t tell his mother, though :-) Thank you for another wonderful recipe!

  76. Sarah says

    Overall, a tasty recipe (!!), but a few thoughts;

    I only used 1/8 cup of sugar (instead of 1/2) and think it’s perfectly sweet; I also didn’t have applesauce so left that out. I can’t imagine how sweet this would be with the full 1/2 cup! I actually think a bit more salt might be nice. I also swapped in olive oil for the butter and added a bit of thyme and sage to make it more festive!

    • Heather says

      Good call, I should have done that too. I made this last night and it was way too sweet for my tastes, but still good. I will make it again but go with 1/8 cup like you did.

  77. Alex says

    I just made one batch of this, and it is so delicious that I’m about to make another! I added in 1/2 tsp baking powder, and I sifted both leaveners into the dry ingredients instead of mixing the bicarb with the milk (because I’m too stubborn to follow a recipe I guess.) Anyway, so good!

  78. Jenny says

    Is anyone else having trouble getting the printer friendly button to work? I’m having issues with it on all recipes from this site but it used to work for me. On my desktop, an Unformatted page loads but on my phone the page won’t load at all and I get an error that says “the page didn’t fully load so you still want to print”

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Sorry Jenny! Try refreshing your browser. Or, try using a different browser? It works fine on our end.

  79. Emma says

    This cornbread is wonderful!!!! Thank you so much dana! I have made so many of your recipes and this one in particular is exceptionally yummy!!! Well done!!!

  80. joanna says

    this is bloody great and the first time ive ever had corn bread let alone made it ! thanks for all your wonderful recipes soooooo appreciated

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