Fall weather and cornbread go hand-in-hand, and this vegan recipe is sure to become your new go-to. All you need is one bowl, (yay for fewer dishes!) and ingredients you most likely already have in your pantry and fridge. With a perfect moist center and the crispiest edges, it’s the perfect vessel to lather vegan butter onto. Combining maple syrup with fragrant rosemary lends this classic recipe a punchy twist that complements its sweet and earthy flavours.
Rosemary Maple Vegan Cornbread
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 30-35 minutes
Total Time: 40-45 minutes
1½ cups spelt, whole wheat or all-purpose flour
1½ cups cornmeal
½ tsp sea salt
2 Tbsp baking powder
2 cups unsweetened almond milk or non-dairy milk of choice
⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
½ cup maple syrup
1 heaping Tbsp fresh rosemary or 1 tsp dried rosemary, plus 1 sprig fresh rosemary for topping (optional)
Vegan butter, to serve (optional)
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, sea salt and baking powder and mix thoroughly.
3. Make a little well in the center, then pour in the almond milk, olive oil and maple syrup.
4. Whisk the dry and wet ingredients together until a batter forms, then fold in the rosemary.
5. Oil a 9-inch cast iron skillet thoroughly. You can also use a brownie tin or a pie plate. Pour the batter in and top with a sprig of fresh rosemary (optional).
6. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
7. Enjoy on its own or with vegan butter.
8. Store on the counter for 1-2 days and toast before eating. You can also store it in the fridge for up to a week and in the freezer for 2-3 months.
Love Tamara and Sarah’s vegan cornbread? Try their herby green soup next!