side angle view of slices of freshly made vegan cornbread on a wooden serving board.

5 from 8 reviews

My favorite vegan cornbread is the best everyday cornbread recipe that’s easy to make and perfectly sweet, moist, and tender! 


  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal (stone-ground pref.)
  • 1 cup flour (spelt, unbleached all-purpose, 11 gluten-free flour)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon mineral salt
  • 1/3 cup organic sugar (pure cane white/brown or coconut)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 cup light flavored olive oil (or your favorite neutral oil)
  • juice of 1 small lemon or 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8 or 9-inch square baking pan.

Wet & Sugar: In a medium bowl (or 2 cup measuring cup), mix together the milk, lemon juice, sugar, and oil, mix well. Set aside, stirring occasionally, for 5 – 7 minutes.

Dry: In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt together.

Mix: When the oven is ready – pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk until combined. Avoid over-mixing.

Pour & Bake: Pour batter into prepared baking dish. Place baking dish into the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown on top and the center is cooked through. Use a toothpick to test for doneness, should come out clean when stuck in the center. Once done, cool a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Serve cornbread with vegan butter, homemade chia jam, on the side with chili, soups, or stews.

Store: Wrap leftovers up tightly and store them on the counter for up to 3 – 4 days. To keep longer, freeze baked cornbread for up to 2 – 3 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator and heat up in the microwave or bake in a 300 degrees F oven for 10 minutes.


If you prefer a buttery corn muffin recipe, replace the oil with melted butter (I recommend Miyoko’s Vegan Butter). They will be a little crumbly, but still delicious!

Optional add-ins: 1 – 2 chopped jalapeno peppers, 1 cup corn (fresh, canned or frozen), 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, 1 cup dried cranberries, 1 cup shredded vegan cheddar cheese, or 1/2 cup crumbled coconut bacon. Feel free to mix and match using your best judgement.

Skillet Cornbread: Baking cornbread in a skillet gives it an even heartier, crunchy crust. Bake this cornbread in a 9-inch or 10-inch oven safe greased skillet at the same temperature for the same amount of time.

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