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Southern Cornbread

This is an easy homemade southern cornbread recipe. I think my mom would have really liked it! It's vegan and plant based for a healthy southern cornbread recipe! Goes well with a pot of navy beans or soup of any kind or any other kind of southern down-home cooking!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Servings: 8 servings


  • Ingredients:
  • 6 tablespoons homemade butter we use 3 tablespoons of applesauce.
  • cup yellow corn meal or we have ground grits into corn meal
  • 1/2 cup Einkorn flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder we used ½ t of Arrowroot and ½ t of cream of tartar
  • 1 1/2 cup buttermilk use 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar to 1 cup of a nut milk
  • 1 egg slightly beaten - we used 1 tablespoons flax seed and 3 tablespoons of water
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda


  • Instructions:
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F
  • Pour oil in cast iron skillet or 9x9 baking dish or use cooking spray.
  • Combine corn meal, flour, salt and baking powder in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, combine “buttermilk”, applesauce, and egg substitute. Stir.
  • Pour liquid mixture into cornmeal mixture. Stir to combine only.
  • Pour mixture into baking dish/iron skillet and place in oven.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until the top of the cornbread is golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and turn baking dish upside down on a plate and let cool to remove.