Best Vegan Cornbread (made with “magical” ingredient)

I’m almost a tad late with this post, but I really wanted to share this awesome cornbread recipe before Thanksgiving. So here it is, fresh from the oven! :-D


best vegan cornbread


I have been experimenting with vegan cornbread recipes for a while. Last year I made one that was pretty nice but still a bit too dense. This year I finally figured out a really awesome recipe that turned out to be the best cornbread I ever made. It was after I learnt about a new magical ingredient that is making the rounds in the internet (trust me, it really is like magic!).





Have you heard of Aquafaba yet? It’s basically the water we usually pour down the drain when using chickpeas or beans. After learning that it makes THE best egg replacer, I’ll never throw that stuff away again. If you search a bit in the net you’ll find that you can even make meringue and other cool things with it. It works for everything. So amazing!


best Vegan cornbread


So when I used aquafaba in my cornbread it created the fluffy texture I was aiming for. Look at this perfection!


best vegan cornbread


I hope you’ll give it a try! Since t

Best Vegan Cornbread

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 + 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 1/2 cup sugar (1/3 cup maple syrup also works nicely)
  • 70g plant-based butter (softened)
  • 1 cup plant-based milk
  • 3 tbsp aquafaba (water of canned chickpeas)


Mix all ingredients until well combined and pour into a greased square pan (about 20cm/ 8inch).

Bake at 200 °C /  390°F for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.


  • Mimi

    04.09.2016 at 09:52 Reply

    I prefer to use dried chickpeas when cooking so is the water from soaking the same as the water from the tins, or is it the water the chickpeas were cooked in?

  • Liz Keplar

    01.10.2016 at 16:56 Reply

    What would you use as a sub for butter?

    • Greenderella

      03.10.2016 at 11:49 Reply

      Hi Liz, any plant-based margarine should work. :)

  • Linda Hendrickson

    18.05.2017 at 03:58 Reply

    Did you use the liquid straight out of the can of chickpeas, or did you whip it to a meringue consistency first?

    • Greenderella

      18.05.2017 at 09:43 Reply

      It’s funny you ask that because when I posted the recipe, I didn’t know that one would usually whip the liquid first before adding it. I used it straight out of the can and I loved how the bread turned out. I do wanna try to whip the liquid first too though. Maybe that would make it EVEN better. Who knows! If you try it, please let me know :D

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