(vegan and gluten-free cornbread! This post is sponsored through my partnership with Blue Diamond Almond Breeze.)
It can be difficult to think of an intro for a recipe when you’re still in the process of eating and swooning over it. I thought about creating an air-tight defense for my arguably overeager use of canned pumpkin before fall’s official arrival, but I realized it’s not needed. Just try it, and I think you’ll see things my way.
I thought we would need a go-to, make-along-with-everything-especially-simmering-chili-in-the-slow-cooker-on-a-cool-evening kind of side. This is the one!
This recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and sweetened with brown sugar and honey. It has a light warmth from cinnamon, and the texture is from the pumpkin instead of added fats or oils.
By adding a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to the Almond Breeze, it transformed it into a tangy vegan buttermilk.
The batter took about 5 minutes to mix together,
and 40 to bake until it was golden brown, and absolutely perfect with a little butter on top. (Vegan butter would be lovely, too.)
Even though I’m in no hurry for summer to leave, I’m definitely excited for a little more pumpkin around here 😉
Here’s the recipe if you’d like to give it a try! <3
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 cup Almond Breeze unsweetened almond milk mixed with 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking sode
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1 1/3 cup almond meal
- pinch of sea salt
- 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with olive oil or nonstick spray.
- 2. In a large bowl, combine the pumpkin, brown sugar, honey, almond milk mixture and cinnamon. Stir to combine.
- 3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the baking soda, cornmeal, almond meal, and salt.
- 4. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and stir until smooth and fully combined.
- 5. Pour the batter into the baking dish and bake for 38-40 minutes, until golden brown and set.
- 6. Allow to cool slightly before serving, if you can wait that long 🙂
- Feel free to use any whole grain flour instead of the almond meal!
- Some vegans include honey in their diet, while others choose to skip it. If you prefer to nix the sugar, try maple syrup instead.
- This tastes even better the next day 🙂
This post is sponsored through my partnership with Blue Diamond Almond Breeze, my favorite almond milk. As always, all opinions (and pumpkin obsessions) are my own.
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