Corn Bread!

Corn bread has one of my favourite flavours: rich and corny I find it perfect with a warm cup of tea.

It is also so ridiculously easy to make.

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 cups of corn meal (the texture and amount of liquid added will change with the size of the corn meal)
  • 1.5 – 2 cups of plant milk (I used almond)
  • 2 tbs of ground flax seeds + 6 tbs water
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • 1 tbs baking powder

Here’s what you do:

  1. In a small bowl, mix the flax seeds with the water and mix well. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix in the corn meal, sugar, salt and milk. Stir well.
  3. Add the flax mixture and stir until well combined.
  4. Let this sit for 20 to 30 minutes. This will help the corn meal absorb the liquids and make your bread softer.
  5. Mix well to see if your it needs some liquid: you want your mixture to have mostly absorbed the milk, but you don’t want dry patches. In doubt, add a few tablespoons.
  6. Mix in the baking powder.
  7. Oil your pan and preheat the oven to 400F.
  8. Pour in the bather and let cook for 30 minutes.
  9. Let cool before removing from the pan.

That’s it! It really is that simple, and the authentic corn flavour is just delicious. I really like using stone ground meal for this as it adds a crunchy texture to the bread, but this recipe also works with finer corn meal.

Of course, you could add hot peppers, nuts or chocolate chips to the mix, but I like the simplicity and unique flavour of this. Let me know if you try it out!

2 thoughts on “Corn Bread!

  1. Nzinga Young says:

    OMG I’ve been looking for a GF vegan cornbread recipe forever! The first one I tried was no good so I’m gonna give this one a shot. Do you ever make cornbread and milk? Warm the cornbread and drop it into a mug of your favorite non-dairy milk (mine is coconut). Get a spoon and go to town. Anyway, thanks so much for sharing!

    • The Lighthearted Kitchen says:

      Woaw! Thank you for your nice comments 🙂 Let me know if you like it. I don’t have much experience with cornbreads so i’m not sure how this will compare, but I really enjoy it. And cornbread and milk is the best 🙂

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