Cornbread Recipe With No Milk

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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.

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Here's what you'll need

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.

What to serve with cornbread?

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?

How to Make It

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Cook Time25 min
  • Total Time40 min
  • Serving Size12
  • Energy778 cal




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.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size12
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories778
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat38.6 g78 g49.49%
  • Saturated Fat25 g20 g125%
  • Cholesterol27 mg300 mg9%
  • Sodium294 mg2300 mg12.78%
  • Total Carbohydrate99.5 g275 g36.18%
  • Dietary Fiber8.1 g28 g28.93%
  • Total Sugars10.2 g
  • Protein13.9 g50 g27.8%
  • Calcium88 mg1300 mg6.77%
  • Iron7 mg18 mg38.89%
  • Potassium647 mg4700 mg13.77%

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