Jun 18, 2012

Vegan Spelt Quinoa Cornbread

According to the three-digit temperatures we've been having, it is now officially summer.  Out comes the watermelon, the extra sunscreen (and extra leg-shaving, yikes!), air conditioning on full blast, and of course, the outdoor barbeque.
This cornbread is definitely a great thing to bring to one.  Not only is it super moist and fluffy, but it also brings a punch of nutritious goodness with the addition of some cooked quinoa (no one will know)... the perfect carby side dish!

2 cups soymilk (or other non-dairy milk)
2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups white spelt flour (all purpose flour should work too)
1 1/4 cups yellow corn meal
1 cup cooked golden quinoa
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tablespoon baking powder

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Add the apple cider vinegar to the soymilk and let curdle for a few minutes.  Meanwhile, whisk together all the dry ingredients in a separate bowl.  Add the remaining wet ingredients to the vinegar soymilk mixture, then mix in the dry ingredients until just incorporated.  Pour mixture into a 9 x 13" prepared baking pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.
Serve warm with melted margarine or at room temp. Makes 12-16 servings


  1. that looks delicious! i love love LOVE cornbread! thanks for sharing!

  2. I honestly can't even remember the last time I made cornbread... But I do really like the idea of adding quinoa for both moistness and nutrition. I'll have to test this concept out on my family- They're quite discerning about their cornbread.

    Thrilled to have a new recipe from you again! Welcome back to the blogosphere, and congrats and the adorable little babe. ;)

  3. YUMMY...it looks really moist. Enjoy.

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  4. Oh, how I miss cornbread. I love how yours has quinoa in it! So sneaky. :-)

  5. Your cornbread looks perfect! I have a recipe for cornbread that contains quinoa and I was just thinking of making it tonight. Yours seems like it's the perfect amount of quinoa though.