Ideas For a Vegan Thanksgiving, Part 2: Vegan Lemon Cranberry Corn Bread

Ok, here comes vegan Thanksgiving recipe #2.

Maybe not a Thanksgiving one per se but, Thanksgiving-ish maybe?

Either way, it’s one of my favorites. To me, corn bread is one of those things that bring back great memories. Definitely NOT something we grew up eating in Spain. Just the thought of it however, brings a smile to my face. And I’ll tell you why…


When Ruthy decided to move here to the US years ago, I was ecstatic. You have to understand something: after I got married, I came here not really knowing anyone, except my husband and his family. It was a huge adjustment. Moving from a big city in to the suburbs. From mild Mediterranean weather to bitter cold East Coast winters. And getting used to not having my friends around…

So you can only imagine how the idea of having my sister move in with me made me feel!

Once she settled in, it didn’t take us long to come up with our own little routine. And my very favorite part of it, was our evening “ritual”.

Every night, after making dinner, cleaning up and putting my daughter down, we would sit down in front of the TV and watch our favorite shows with a cup of tea and a piece of corn bread. Yep, that simple. But we loved it. To this day, we still talk about that. Such great memories…

The thing is, we never made corn bread from scratch before. But of course, we started experimenting and came up with this vegan recipe that we thought was really good.

Hope you agree 🙂




  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 50-55 minutes
  • Ingredients:
  • 4 tbsp non hydrogenated vegetable shortening (such as Earth Balance) melted and slightly cooled  plus extra to grease the baking dish
  • ½ cup unsweetened non dairy milk
  • 3 tbsp flax meal (we use Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1 ½ cups cornmeal (we use Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (we use Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp agave nectar (we use Wholesome Sweeteners Raw Blue Agave)
  • 1- 6oz container vanilla non dairy yogurt
  • ½ cup seltzer water
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • Zest of 1 small lemon
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a 8×8 inch square baking dish
  2. In small bowl, combine almond milk and flax meal. Set aside
  3. In a large bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, agave, almond milk/flax mixture and melted shortening. Pour into dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  5. Add seltzer water, cranberries and lemon zest and mix until well incorporated
  6. Pour batter into prepared dish and bake at 350F for 50-55 minutes.

ENJOY!! From May I have that recipe

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3 Responses to Ideas For a Vegan Thanksgiving, Part 2: Vegan Lemon Cranberry Corn Bread

  1. Food Stories November 9, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

    Had to pin this one … Looks amazing 🙂


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