Cornbread is one of the most important staple foods in America. The First Nations already made the fluffy and flavorful bread, making it one of the oldest foods on the continent. Cornbread has been present during the most important moments of the country, and it still plays a role in the modern table.
Cornbread is a synonym for comfort food and soul food. It nourishes you but also feeds your soul. Cornbread makes everyone smile!
Let’s make this traditional bread, but let’s make it dairy-free. Why? Because a large percentage of people can’t handle dairy, and it’s about time we look for alternatives, even for our most classic foods.
For a loaf of cornbread, we’ll need yellow cornmeal; it gives color, texture and flavor to the bread. We also need all-purpose flour, and here you could use gluten-free flour to make the bread even more inclusive.
We’re using regular sugar for this one but substitute it for a zero-calorie sweetener if you wish. I enjoy using monk fruit extract. Oil, eggs, salt and baking soda, are typical for any bread recipe, and here’s where it gets interesting: we’re using almond milk instead of regular milk.
You’ll also need a loaf pan or any other cake pan, a few mixing bowls, a preheated oven, and that’s it. The bread is ready to hit the oven in fifteen minutes or fewer, and you’ll bake it for about 40-45 minutes. That’s the perfect cornbread recipe, and it doesn’t have any dairy.
Cornbread is the perfect partner for grilled food, from a juicy oven-roasted brisket to shredded barbecue pork. Anything kissed by smoke and fire goes well with cornbread. Margarine-tossed veggies are delicious with a side of cornbread, and anything cheesy is yummy, too, including mac & cheese.
If you’ve never tried cornbread with ice cream, do so. Find a non-dairy ice cream to pair with your milk-free cornbread. That’s how you can enjoy cornbread every day. That doesn’t sound that bad, does it?
Preheat the oven to 370°F. Grease a loaf pan.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a second mixing bowl, combine the almond milk, oil and eggs.
Slowly add the wet mixture into the dry ingredients while mixing to form a dough.
Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden and cooked through.