This delicious cornbread has a great texture and can make a perfect snack or addition to any meal. It has a neutral, natural corn flavor, which makes it very versatile to use. You can enjoy it with some raw veggies and hummus or alongside your favorite vegetable soup or bean chili.

Given that it is based on pure and wholesome ingredients, it provides nutrient-dense calories and does not include any added sweeteners or oils. It provides a healthy mix of complex carbohydrates and protein, and is naturally low in fat and free of cholesterol. It is also rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

Characteristics

TYPE: snack, side to meal
PREP TIME: 5 mins + 50 mins baking
SERVINGS: one 8x8 inch square pan of thicker bread OR one 9X13 inch rectangle pan of thinner bread

  • Whole food
  • 100% Plant-based (Vegan)
  • Soy-free
  • Oil-free
  • Peanut-free
  • Nut-free
  • Refined sugar-free
  • Sweetener-free

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Dry Ingredients:

Wet Ingredients:

*You can replace the apple sauce with 1/2 cup more of the non-dairy milk along with 4 level tablespoons of organic ground chia seeds.

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Preparation Steps

  1. In your largest bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients, mixing well with a spoon to combine everything evenly.
  2. In a smaller bowl, combine all of the wet ingredients, mixing well with a spoon to combine everything evenly.
  3. Pre-heat oven to 350F, and prepare your pan as needed (i.e. coat stainless steel pan with some virgin coconut oil)
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir together well to combine everything thoroughly.
  5. With the help of your spatula, pour the batter into your pan, and place the pan into the oven.
  6. Bake for 50 minutes (set a timer). Check with a toothpick before removing to make sure cornbread is ready (toothpick should come out clean and bread will be golden in color).
  7. Remove pan from oven, and place on stove or heat-proof surface. Cover with a kitchen towel, and allow to cool at least 15 minutes (or more) before cutting.
  8. The cornbread can be enjoyed while still slightly warm or stored in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. Otherwise, store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Meal Nutritional Benefits

Organic Corn

  • provides healthy carbohydrates and protein; naturally low in fat
  • provides B vitamins, vitamin C, and vitamin A
  • provides minerals, especially magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and manganese
  • can help support optimal health, weight, healing, and prevention
  • helps maintain healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels
  • for more info, refer to corn on World’s Healthiest Foods
  • Health Tip: avoid processed corn foods; only consume organic corn (conventional corn is likely to be genetically modified)

Organic Whole Spelt

  • provides healthy carbohydrates (58%) and protein (17%); is naturally low in fat
  • a good source of most B vitamins, including folate
  • a good source of minerals, especially phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, and iron
  • helps support optimal health, weight, healing, and prevention
  • helps maintain healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels
  • helps reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes type 2
  • for more info, refer to whole spelt on Seed Guides
  • Health Tip: avoid processed spelt foods (even if whole); choose organic, stone-ground whole spelt flours for highest safety and nutrient integrity

Unrefined Salt

  • unrefined sea salt unrefined Himalayan salt
  • naturally alkalizing
  • a source of over 80 essential and trace minerals
  • supports optimal blood pressure, heart and nervous system health
  • supports optimal health, weight, healing, and prevention
  • for more info, refer to unrefined salt on Green Med Info
  • Health Tip: avoid all forms of refined, white salt and processed foods made with it

Coconut Milk (carton and canned)

  • canned coconut milk is a more wholesome and highly concentrated source of nutrients; carton coconut milk is more processed and watered-down
  • provides healthy fats, along with some carbohydrates and protein
  • provides some vitamins, especially B vitamins
  • provides minerals, especially manganese, iron, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, and potassium (calcium, if fortified)
  • can help to support optimal health, weight, healing, and prevention
  • for more information, see the nutrition overview of coconut milk on nutritiondata.self.com
  • Health Tip: avoid highly processed coconut milk products; choose organic, original, unsweetened coconut milk with no harmful additives

Apple Cider Vinegar

  • naturally fermented foods have numerous health benefits
  • rich in enzymes, and some minerals, like potassium
  • supports optimal digestion and elimination
  • supports the immune system, healing and detoxification
  • supports optimal ph balance and energy levels
  • supports optimal health, weight, healing, and prevention
  • for more info, refer to apple cider vinegar
  • Health Tip: consume organic, raw (unpasteurized) apple cider vinegar with the mother for the attributed health benefits

Maple Syrup

  • a rich source of simple carbohydrates (sugars); provides about 20% less calories than honey
  • a source of antioxidants and phytonutrients
  • provides trace amounts of B vitamins
  • provides minerals, especially manganese, zinc, calcium, iron, potassium, copper and magnesium
  • serves as a good, natural sweetener option, which provides some nutrition and health benefits
  • for more info, see the maple syrup overview on organicfacts.net