Friday, February 7, 2014

Healthy Whole Grain Cornbread

There are certain food staples that I miss from growing up in the south.  One of my favorites is cornbread.  This version is vegan, and made with whole wheat flour.  It's the perfect combination of moist, sweet and wholesome, and goes perfectly with chili or soup.

Vegan Cornbread (12 servings)

1 stick or 1/2 cup Earth Balance, melted
2 tbsp ground flax seed + 6 tbsp water
1 cup plain soy or almond yogurt, room temperature
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

- preheat oven to 350 degrees

- let flax seed and water mixture stand for 10 minutes or microwave for 30 seconds

- mix Earth Balance, sugar, yogurt and flax seed mixture until smooth

- add flours, salt and baking soda and mix until just combined

- bake in a greased 8x8 dish for 20-25 minutes

*You could also make cornbread muffins with this recipe

* Sometimes I mix 1/2 cup of sweet corn into the batter. You could also mix in jalapenos, peppers and onions, cheese, etc..