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Pile of Healthy Vegan Cornbread

Healthy Vegan Cornbread (Whole Wheat)

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  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 Minutes
  • Total Time: 35 Minutes (+Rest Time)
  • Yield: 9 Servings 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Oven
  • Diet: Vegan


Bursting with sweet corn goodness and tender crumb, this Healthy Vegan Cornbread is a plant-based twist on a classic favorite that’s a must-try for seasoned vegans and food enthusiasts alike.



Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 1/3 cups cornmeal
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour *
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 Tablespoons maple sugar (or other dry sugar) *
  • 1 Tablespoon flaxseed meal
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt *

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened plain plant milk
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Place the oven rack in the center position.
  2. Line an 8 x 8 baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. Place add all the Dry Ingredients into the large bowl, whisk until well combined.
  4. Place all the Wet Ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients, stir just until everything is mixed well. Then place the mixture into the parchment lined 8 x 8 baking dish, smooth out carefully to make everything level.
  5. Place in a preheated oven and bake at 400 F for 24 to 25 minutes until set and the edges are pulling away from the sides of the pan and turns golden brown.
  6. Remove from the oven, allow to cool for at least 25 minutes, then score, cut, serve, and enjoy.


*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used.

*Sea Salt:  Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.

*Servings:  9