Here are another ten inspiring ways to make the heavenly but humble cornbread a little more special. Cornbread is a staple on many a southern table. It is light, fluffy, a little sweet, and goes really well with a big pot of chili.
That said, there are other ways to transform your basic cornbread recipe into really creative dishes, such as wonderful waffles or souped-up stuffing. You can even enjoy cornbread on a raw diet.
Check out these fun and inventive ways to bring a little more cornbread to the table.
1. Cornbread Waffles with Pulled Jackfruit
Aquafabulous brings you this vegan twist on a Southern classic ‘soul food’. Cornbread Waffles with Pulled Jackfruit, don’t have to be reserved for the breakfast table, especially if you go with the bourbon-spiked maple syrup topping suggestion! Liquid smoke, dijon mustard, maple syrup and tamari make the pulled jackfruit a sweet and savory sensation.
2. Harvest Cornbread
Lindsay Nixon went all out with this extra-special Harvest Cornbread recipe. Instead of using apple sauce as a binder, she used pumpkin. After that, Lyndsay tossed in some sage and anise to make a perfect blending of flavors. This is a very easy cornbread recipe that has a little something different.
3. Raw Cornbread
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Just because you are on a raw diet does not mean that you have to miss out on all the fun baked goods. This Raw Cornbread by Amanda Nicole Smith is a vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, and whole-food delight. Packed with succulent corn and crunchy pumpkin seeds, this bread is crispy on the outside and soft in the middle. Enjoy it with a big bowl of vegan chili.
4. Lentil Chili Pot Pie with Pumpkin Cornbread Topping
Speaking of chili, Leah Moldowan‘s Lentil Chili Pot Pie with Pumpkin Cornbread Topping is a big hug in a bowl. It is a hearty and spicy chili that is full of warm flavors. Then, to make it all even better, it comes with a sweet and fluffy pumpkin-based gluten-free cornbread on the top.
5. Tomato Cucumber Sandwich on Onion Cornbread
Well, this is a real twist on the traditional way of serving cornbread. Emily von Euw‘s Tomato Cucumber Sandwich on Onion Cornbread takes simply seasoned tomatoes and cucumbers and a homemade olive and kale tapenade and piles them onto a flavorful onion cornbread. Oh! It’s raw, too.
6. One-Pot Chili with Cornbread Dumplings
Another hearty chili here, and one that is very quick to make. To make this One-Pot Chili with Cornbread Dumplings, you just put all your beans and seasonings into one big pot and cook up a feast. Robin Runner suggests making a batch of these delicious little dumplings and serving them on any chili recipe that you enjoy.
7. Cornbread Stuffing with 5-Minute Gravy
Molly Patrick insists that you shouldn’t worry over having to make the three different components required for this Cornbread Stuffing with 5-Minute Gravy. The cornbread and the stuffing are a piece of cake, and the gravy…well…it takes just 5-minutes! This warming, herby gravy works perfectly when poured over a cornbread stuffing that is brimming with walnuts, apple, celery, and a host of herbs and spices.
8. Cornbread Muffins
These cute and simple little Cornbread Muffins by Wholly Plants require no oil or added sugar to make. They use whole-food ingredients, such as dates, nuts and tahini, and they make the perfect snack or a tidy side to a big bowl of stew.
9. Cornbread Stuffing with Bell Peppers
Here we have another stuffing recipe, but this time, it’s one that has the beautiful colors of juicy bell peppers sewn through it. Vaishali Honawar‘s Cornbread Stuffing with Bell Peppers is teaming with all the flavors and aromas of sage, rosemary, and coriander. Don’t forget to garnish this wonderfully filling side dish with even more fresh herbs.
10. Apple Cornbread French Toast Cake with Roasted Strawberries
First, you take an amazingly souped-up cornbread that is filled with apples and warm spices. Next, you step it up another level and make vegan French toast out of it. Finally, believing it couldn’t get any better, you top your creation with roasted strawberries and a sweet mint drizzle. Margaux Mouton‘s Apple Cornbread French Toast Cake with Roasted Strawberries is indeed a decadent feast that would make a luxurious breakfast or brunch.
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