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A slice of cornbread with butter on top on a white plate and a skillet of the cornbread behind it.


An easy one bowl vegan cornbread recipe that’s slightly sweet, with a delicate crisp crust and a moist chewy center. Perfect with spicy chili! Egg-free and dairy-free.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Vegan
Keyword cornbread, skillet cornbread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 156 kcal
Author Linda Meyer


  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups yellow cornmeal finely ground is best
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsps aluminum free baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup almond milk or any plant-based milk, except for coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup organic unsweetened apple sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (204°C). Make sure the oven is fully preheated before putting the cornbread in the oven or it won’t bake evenly.
  2. Rub a layer of vegan butter over the sides and bottom of a 10-inch cast-iron skillet or a 9-inch baking pan.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour, ¾ cup cornmeal, ¼ cup sugar, 2 tsp baking powder, and ½ tsp salt until completely combined.
  4. Add the 1 cup almond milk, ¼ cup vegetable oil, 2 tbsp maple syrup, and ¼ cup apple sauce and stir until completely combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the pan and spread evenly throughout the pan.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and the sides are separating from the pan. Check for doneness by inserting a wooden toothpick into the center. If it comes out clean, it’s done.
  7. Serve warm with vegan butter.

Recipe Notes


The nutrition and calories for this recipe are determined by how large you slice each piece. We usually slice a 3 x 3-inch slice. 

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 156 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 126mg5%
Potassium 125mg4%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.