Gluten free vegan cornbread baked in a red skillet next to a bowl of vegan chili.

The Best Vegan Cornbread

A classic cornbread made vegan with the option of gluten free as well.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, gluten free, vegan
Keyword vegan cornbread, vegan gluten free cornbread
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 224 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 cup gluten free flour or regular or whole wheat flour
  • 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp vegan sugar or any natural sweetener (optional)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup plain soy milk or any other plant based milk
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup light olive oil or any neutral flavored oil
  • 1 tbsp light olive oil (additional) for greasing the pan or skillet


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 400° F.

  2. Add the dry ingredients to a mixing bowl and give them a stir.

  3. Add the wet ingredients to the mixing bowl and stir with a whisk until just combined.
  4. Pour the batter into the bottom of an oiled 10” iron skillet or baking pan.

  5. Bake at 400° F for 30 minutes. (Turn to broil for the last 2-3 minutes to brown the top if desired).

Recipe Notes


Nutrition Facts
The Best Vegan Cornbread
Amount Per Serving (1 wedge)
Calories 224 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 245mg11%
Potassium 282mg8%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Calcium 119mg12%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.