Close up shot with shallow focus of woman holding two pieces of vegan cornbread and spreading a spoonful of mango chutney on top

Vegan Gluten-Free Cornbread Recipe

This healthy and vegan gluten-free cornbread only requires 6 basic ingredients and is so easy to make! Perfect for sweet or savory snacking, as a Thanksgiving side or to be enjoyed as a fluffy and moist lunch to go.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten-free, Holiday, low fat
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 147kcal
Author Alena @ Nutriciously


  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup soy milk (240 ml)
  • ¼ cup applesauce (60 g)
  • 1 cup cornmeal (120 g)
  • ¾ cup oat flour (90 g)
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup of choice (optional)


  • Put the apple cider vinegar, soy milk and applesauce in a small bowl and mix with a spoon. If you use maple syrup, add it to the mixture as well. Let sit for a couple of minutes.
  • Take out an 8 or 9-inch baking pan and line it with some parchment paper if it’s not made of silicone, then preheat your oven to 400 °F (200° C).
  • Place all dry ingredients (cornmeal, oat flour, baking powder and salt) in a medium bowl and mix with a spoon before adding the wet ingredients. Stir until you have a nice homogenous batter.
  • Pour mixture into your prepared pan and put it into the oven for 20 minutes. Check with a toothpick to see if it needs longer than that.
  • Once done, remove the baking pan and let cool for a few minutes using a wire rack. Then cut into squares and serve warm!


You can make your own oat flour by processing rolled oats in a blender.
Whole wheat flour instead of oat flour works as well.
Feel free to skip the maple syrup or replace it with another vegan sweetener of your choice.
Soy milk can be replaced with any other plant-based milk.