Who doesn’t love cornbread? Cornbread with soups and stews and of course with chili. It is the perfect staple to any hearty meal. If you’re looking for traditional cornbread, here’s my plant-based recipe.
But have you considered using cornbread for dessert?
This delicious cornbread is only slightly sweetened with maple syrup and a little applesauce, but the addition of lemon juice adds brightness and pairs beautifully with strawberries.
It’s a whole new idea for strawberry shortcake… a plant-based dessert made in heaven.
We know that table sugar is not used in a plant-based diet so I’ve tried to keep the sweet ingredients whole food. This always becomes a bit tricky when it comes to sweeteners. So here’s the deal.
If you don’t want to sweeten your strawberries, by all means, you don’t have to. However, if you want them to get that syrupy goodness that’s in strawberry shortcake, then add about a tablespoon of sweetener of your choice to them and let them sit for about 10 minutes to develop that syrupy goodness.
If you want to create a little syrupy strawberry goodness without added sugar, take the back of a fork and mash them a little. They should release some juices.
Sucanat, which is a whole sugar, maple syrup, coconut sugar can be used or leave it out, your choice. And, if you must, don’t worry too much about using a tablespoon of table sugar. Even powdered sugar works.
Now, let’s take about the lemony cornbread. It’s fluffy, golden, just a little crumbly, and the perfect replacement for strawberry shortcake. It’s made with unbleached all-purpose flour, almond flour, and cornmeal, but if you want to use whole wheat flour instead of the unbleached all-purpose flour, keep in mind that it’ll be a bit heavier.
And, if you don’t have almond flour, replace it with 1/2 cup more of the unbleached all-purpose flour.
Other yummy dessert recipes:
- Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Cake
- Vegan Avocado Brownies
- Carrot Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream
- Blueberry Lemon Bars
What are some of your favorite plant-based dessert recipes? I’d love to hear in the comments below
And, also, I’d love to hear your feedback for this Vegan Lemon Cornbread with Strawberries & Cream! If you have a photo, post it on my Facebook page, tag me using the hashtag #plantbasedcooking in your caption, and I won’t miss it!