I didn’t grow up eating cornbread. While living in Texas when my kids were small my youngest, Katie, fell in love with cornbread prompting me to have a go a couple of times.  Still wasn’t a big fan and stopped trying to Katie’s chagrin.  I only decided to have another go because I was making my baked beans recipe  and I knew that cornbread was a good accompaniment to it.

I found a few recipes online but they were not whole foods plant based so I modified what I found.  There really wasn’t anything original left at the end of it so I consider this one mine.



200g plain flour

150g cornmeal (course polenta)

50ml maple syrup (you could use honey or agave but the maple was perfect)

275ml soya milk

125ml applesauce

1 flax egg (1T ground flax +3T water soaked together for about 10 min before adding)

10g baking powder

2g bicarbonate of soda


  1. Mix all the wet ingredients together in a mixer or blender.
  2. Add the dry ingredients one at a time to the wet mixture.
  3. Pour or spoon batter into a muffin pan to make 12 corn muffins or use a 20cm wide baking dish like you would use for a cake.  Springform works well for this.
  4. Bake at 170C / 350F for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.



I made mine into muffins the first time but forgot to take pictures except of the finished meal.  I have gone back and made the recipe again in order to add pictures so can show it in a cake pan form.  I guess that works out in the end as you get to see your options.

Serve this with baked beans, chilli or just in place of a bread roll.  I actually did like this version of cornbread.  For me I think it was the maple syrup in place of honey that made the difference but it might have just been growing into the flavour. I am showing two meals to show both the cake style and the muffin style.



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