Vegan Cajun Cornbread has the perfect balance of savory, spiciness and sweetness. This cornbread has the bold and spicy essence of Cajun cuisine. It’s the perfect accompaniment to your favorite Cajun dishes or when you want to add some sweet spice to your meal. Whether you’re indulging in a hearty plant-based jambalaya, gumbo, red beans and rice, or enjoying it as a stand-alone treat, our Vegan Cajun Cornbread is sure to please your taste buds.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this Vegan Cajun Cornbread very spicy?
The level of spiciness can be adjusted by varying the amount of cayenne pepper used. You can make it milder or spicier to suit your taste.
Can I make this cornbread gluten-free?
Yes, you can make it gluten-free by using a gluten-free flour blend in place of regular all-purpose flour.
What can I serve with Vegan Cajun Cornbread?
It pairs well with a variety of Cajun and Southern dishes, such as gumbo, jambalaya, or as a side with barbecue. Serve it with a variety of chilis, stews or soups.
Can I freeze leftovers for later?
Yes, you can freeze leftover Cajun Cornbread. Store it in an airtight container, and it should keep well for a few months.
How can I make it spicier?
You can increase the amount of cayenne pepper or add a dash of hot sauce to make the cornbread spicier.
Can I use a different plant-based milk?
Yes, you can use any unsweetened plant-based milk of your choice, such as soy milk, oat milk, or almond milk.
Can I make this cornbread in advance?
Yes, you can prepare the cornbread in advance and reheat it when ready to serve. It retains its flavor and texture well when reheated.
Is there a way to make it less sweet?
If you prefer a less sweet cornbread, you can reduce the amount of sugar or omit it entirely.
Can I use whole corn kernels instead of canned corn?
Yes, you can use fresh or frozen corn kernels instead of canned corn if you prefer.
Is this cornbread suitable for a spicy Cajun-themed meal?
Yes, this cornbread complements spicy Cajun dishes well by providing a touch of sweetness to balance the heat.
Can I add other vegetables to this cornbread?
You can customize this cornbread by adding vegetables like diced bell peppers, onions, or even chopped green chilies for extra flavor.
What’s the best way to store leftover cornbread?
Store leftover cornbread in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator. It can be reheated in the oven or microwave.
Is this cornbread suitable for a brunch or breakfast dish?
Yes, this cornbread can be a tasty addition to a brunch spread, especially when served with other breakfast items.
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour (or a gluten-free blend for a gluten-free version)
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ⅛ cup nutritional yeast (optional)
- 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust for desired spiciness)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any plant-based milk)
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons coconut aminos, (or tamari or soy sauce)
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice)
- ½ cup canned corn kernels, drained (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) and grease an 8×8-inch (20×20 cm) baking dish.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, Cajun seasoning, salt, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, and nutritional yeast.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the almond milk, vegetable oil, maple syrup or agave nectar, apple cider vinegar, and sugar.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Avoid overmixing.
- Gently fold in the optional canned corn kernels.
- Pour the batter into the greased baking dish and spread it evenly.
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until the top is golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Allow the Cajun Cornbread to cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.