Vegan Pumpkin Cornbread

Vegan Pumpkin Cornbread, Lay The Table

Ah, my first pumpkin post of the season. I think I chose pretty well with Pumpkin Cornbread. I love pumpkin in hearty recipes, and I knew it would add wonderful qualities to my usual cornbread recipe.

Vegan Pumpkin Cornbread, Lay The Table

Adding pumpkin to cornbread is a fantastic thing to do. It doesn’t impart much flavor, but it does have a whole lot of benefits. Firstly, this recipe is great for when you have a little bit of pumpkin left in your can and need a use for it. 

Vegan Pumpkin Cornbread, Lay The Table

Secondly, pumpkin makes your cornbread super moist and wonderful. Sometimes cornbread can dry out after a day, but this keeps things moister than usual. Mmmm.

Vegan Pumpkin Cornbread, Lay The Table

Thirdly, just look at that gorgeous orange color! I love it when pumpkin makes food more orange than normal. 

Before things get controversial let’s discuss sugar in cornbread. Texans usually do not put sugar in their cornbread, but sugar is included in this recipe as optional because I know not everyone here is from Texas. I also normally bake cornbread in a hot skillet, but these are in loaf form so I could freeze one. You can bake the batter in whichever way you like your cornbread.

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Vegan Pumpkin Cornbread

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  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds (optional)


1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Spray whatever vessel you’re going to use with a nonstick spray. Options include a muffin tin, 8X8 cake pan, 9 inch cast-iron skillet, or 2 mini loaf pans. If you’re using a cast-iron skillet, put it in the oven to preheat as well.

2. In a medium sized bowl combine the milk and apple cider vinegar, and set this aside.

3. In a larger bowl combine all of the dry ingredients.

4. Stir the canola oil and pumpkin puree into the milk mixture until everything is combined. Pour this into the flour mixture, and carefully stir until everything is just combined. Be careful not to over mix!

5. Pour the cornbread into its prepared vessel, and top the batter with the seeds. Bake accordingly:

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