I made fried green tomatoes the other day which got me thinking about other great southern American foods I enjoy. I had recently seen a post online of some delicious cornbread muffins. The cravings started then kept building.
I had nominated myself to make something for a vegan fundraising bake sale today so I said to myself “cornbread muffins it is.”
Despite a lot of searching I couldn’t find the earlier post that I had seen. I knew it was a fellow vegan food blogger but that’s as far as I got. So in true Plant Health Man style I did what I always do……make it up as I go along.
I had made cornbread before from a packet in my pre-vegan days so I thought it can’t be that hard, and it wasn’t.
Give it a try. They are delicious, either as a snack or to accompany a veggie stew or thick soup. Simply replace the bread you normally use to wipe up the juices at the bottom of your bowl with a cornbread muffin or two.
The glaze if optional.
CORNBREAD MUFFINS WITH MAPLE SYRUP CREAM CHEESE GLAZEPrint Recipe
- 1/4 cup plant based butter
- 1 cup plant based milk
- 1 teaspoon of egg replacer
- 1 1/4 cups of cornmeal
- 1 cup of flour
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 4 tablespoons of maple syrup
- 1/2 cup of Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese
Heat the oven to 200 degrees celsius.
Line muffin tray with 12 cupcake holders.
Place the butter into a small dish and microwave until it melts.
In a mixing bowl mix the melted butter, milk and egg replacer until combined well.
Add the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and 2 tablespoons of maple syrup. Stir until the ingredients are all combined. Don't over mix. The batter will be a bit lumpy but that is good.
Pour batter into the cupcake holders in your muffin tray.
Place in the oven for 25 minutes.
While they are cooking make up the glaze.
Place the Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese in a bowl and place in the microwave for 45 seconds.
Remove and add in the remaining 2 tablespoons of maple syrup. Stir well until you get a smooth texture topping.
Apply to the top of the muffins and serve warm as an appetizer, snack or as a side to a hearty dish.