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

Being based on pure, 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 bread (9 big or 16 small pieces)

  • 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:

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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 Wheat

  • provides healthy carbohydrates and protein; naturally low in fat
  • provides most B vitamins
  • provides minerals, especially manganese, selenium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc and copper
  • helps support optimal health, weight, healing, and prevention
  • helps maintain healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels
  • for more info, refer to whole wheat on World’s Healthiest Foods
  • Health Tip: avoid processed wheat foods (even if whole); choose organic wheat, as conventional wheat carries many health risks, and organic, stone-ground whole wheat 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