Vegan Lemon-Cranberry Cornbread

Vegan Lemon-Cranberry Cornbread
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Vegan Lemon-Cranberry Cornbread

Vicky Cohen and Ruth Fox

Vegan Lemon-Cranberry Cornbread

Cornbread is one of our favorites. To us, cornbread is one of those things that bring back great memories. We've been experimenting with cornbread and came up with this vegan recipe that we think is really good.

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Ingredients

  • 4  Tablespoons  non-hydrogenated vegetable shortening, melted and slightly cooled, plus more for the baking dish
  • 1/2  Cup  almond milk
  • 3  Tablespoons  flaxseed meal
  • 1 1/2  Cup  cornmeal
  • 1  Cup  whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1 1/2  Teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1  Teaspoon  salt
  • One 6-ounce container vanilla soy yogurt
  • 3  Tablespoons  agave nectar
  • 1/2  Cup  seltzer water
  • 1/2  Cup  dried cranberries
  • Zest of 1 small lemon

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Lightly grease an 8-by-8-inch square baking dish. In a small bowl, combine the almond milk and flaxseed meal. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

In a small bowl, whisk together the melted shortening, almond milk-flaxseed mixture, yogurt, and agave nectar. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

Add the seltzer water, dried cranberries, and lemon zest and mix until well incorporated. Pour the batter into the baking dish and bake for 50-55 minutes. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
7g
8%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
34g
26%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
22µg
3%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
145mg
15%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
68µg
17%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
34mg
11%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
250mg
36%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
552mg
37%
Water
34g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Vegan Shopping Tip

As an alternative to sugary, salty, processed foods, try shopping for fruits and vegetables that are in season.

Vegan Cooking Tip

For a healthier alternative, substitute honey or molasses for sugar in baking recipes, and use a 3:1 blend of canola oil to olive oil instead of butter when cooking over the flame.