Healthy Vegan Cornbread Recipe (Gluten Free Option)

With only 8 simple ingredients, you can create a healthy vegan cornbread that’s free of oil yet incredibly tasty. You can have it for breakfast, along with sweet chutney, or as a side for your vegan chili.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Author Alena @ Nutriciously


  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • ¾ cup whole grain flour (or all-purpose gluten-free blend)
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar/syrup of choice
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup soy milk


  1. Put the apple cider vinegar, soy milk and applesauce in a bowl and mix well. Add the syrup in here as well if you’re not using sugar.

  2. Take out a 8 or 9-inch baking pan out of silicone if possible. If you happen to have other kitchenware, use some parchment paper. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

  3. Take all dry ingredients (cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar if you don’t use syrup) and mix them together in a different bowl.

  4. Then add the wet ingredients and stir until you have a nice homogenous dough. Pour the mixture into your prepared pan and put it into the oven for 20 minutes.

  5. Remove baking pan and let cool for a few minutes using a wire rack. Then cut into squares or pieces and serve warm.