Sweet Cornbread (Dairy Free)

Cornbread is one of those things that is hard to get right. When it’s done right, it’s amazing. Otherwise, it’s relegated to the blah, meh, and not worth the calories category of food.

We’ve gone through many cornbread recipes that fit the latter.

And then, of course, My Mama comes to visit. And all of a sudden, we hit the cornbread jackpot. Amazing.

We served this up with a side of Sweet Potato + White Bean Chili. I practically had to hide the remaining pieces from The Hubster. Otherwise, he would have devoured the entire pan.


Sweet Cornbread

Sweet Cornbread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 -10


  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbs sugar
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 1 cup rice milk
  • 1/3 cup safflower oil
  • 1 large egg slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup corn frozen or fresh


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Lightly grease an 8 or 9 inch square pan.
  3. Combine dry ingredients (cornmeal through sugar). Whisk to combine.
  4. Add in honey, milk, oil and egg. Stir until just combined. There should be scattered clumps of flour, about the size of baby peas.
  5. Stir in corn.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the cornbread is starting to brown slightly, especially at the edges, and a knife inserted comes out clean.
  7. Serve hot!

Allergen Information

Nightshade free, dairy free, and soy free.
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Emily Levenson is learning to trust her gut all over again. She is committed to listening to AND following the nuggets of wisdom her gut has been dishing out for decades. You can follow Emily's journey here on the blog, through the Nourish + Flourish podcast, and through her posts on Instagram.

5 comments / Add your comment below

  1. This is going on my to-do list, the next time we have chili. You’re so right about how tricky cornbread can be, but when it’s done right, I’m just like your hubby. Yay!

  2. Wow Emily,this looks amazing…I’m a new daily blog stalker, lol.. my family LOVED the soup last night…I’m posting it on my blog this week, Ill link back to you of course:)

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