These tasty Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Cornbread Squares started out as regular cornbread, but ended up being a delicious, dense, dessert-style cornbread full of pumpkin spice flavor.
Just so you’ll know what to expect…they don’t have a crumbly texture like cornbread but more dense and cake-like.
And although I made these to go with the vegan chili I made for dinner, they just didn’t go with it because they are actually more on the sweet side and tasted more like a dessert.
But I especially like this recipe because it’s gluten-free, which means I can enjoy it with my family.
Not only do traditional cornbread recipes contain white flour, but they are full of dairy.
Here are the typical ingredients in a traditional cornbread recipe: 1/2 CUP BUTTER, 2/3 CUP WHITE SUGAR, 2 EGGS, 1 CUP BUTTERMILK, 1 CUP CORNMEAL and 1 CUP ALL-PURPOSE (WHITE) FLOUR.
5 Fast Facts About Almonds (Almond Flour/Almond Milk):
- helps to regulate cholesterol and blood pressure
- energy booster
- loaded with calcium and fiber
- 1/4 cup contains 8 grams of vegan protein
- high in anti-oxidants
5 Fast Facts About Flax Seeds:
- high in omega-3 essential fatty acids
- contains soluble and insoluble fiber
- super high in lignans
- provides anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits
- provides cardiovascular benefits
5 Fast Facts About Coconut Oil:
- super high in lauric acid
- rich in antioxidants
- contains natural microbial and anti-bacterial agents
- helps to improve metabolism
- improves cholesterol levels
5 Fast Facts About Maple Syrup:
- contains manganese and zinc
- super high in anti-oxidants
- helps with inflammation
- 1/4 cups contains more calcium than the same amount of milk
- 1/4 cup contains more potassium than a banana
5 Fast Facts About Pink Himalayan Salt:
- contains 84 minerals
- unrefined, unprocessed, raw
- promotes stable pH balance in cells
- controls water levels in the body
- aids digestion and facilitates better nutrient absorption
Tip #1: Important Tip: Corn is one of the top GMO crops produced today. PLEASE make sure you use ORGANIC cornmeal when making this recipe or any other recipe that calls for “corn” or a “corn” ingredient. I purchase my organic cornmeal from the bulk section at Whole Foods, but if you don’t have one nearby, you can order organic cornmeal online from Amazon. There is such little cost difference and it is so important to your health!