Vegan High-Protein Cornbread


Growing up in Alabama, I love cornbread. In this recipe, I aim to make a delicious cornbread that increases the amount of protein and removes animal products (and cholesterol and other bi-products.) The nutritional yeast adds texture and a cheesy flavor in addition to ramping up the protein.


Dry Ingredients

  • 1 Cup All-purpose flour
  • 1 Cup Corn Meal
  • ¾  cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 Tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of ground black pepper

Wet Ingredients

  • 1.25 cup of unsweetened/unflavored Soy milk
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped Anaheim peppers (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Grease 9 to 10 inch cast-iron pan/skillet.
  3. Mix dry ingredients into bowl.
  4. Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients until well blended.
  5. Pour batter into cast-iron pan.
  6. Crack black pepper on top (optional)
  7. Bake for 25 minutes or until passes “toothpick test”.
  8. Let rest for 5 to 10 minutes before cutting or removing from pan.


  • This is vegan (dairy & animal free) but not gluten-free.
  • Do not cover the cast-iron when cooking.
  • For sweeter cornbread, reduce cornmeal amount by ¼ cup and increase sugar to that amount.
  • 8-inch baking pan will work if cast-iron not available (but will not deliver bottom crust.)


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