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These tasty Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Cornbread Squares started out as regular cornbread, but ended up being a delicious, dense, dessert-style cornbread full of pumpkin spice flavor. Just so you’ll know what to expect…they don’t have a crumbly texture like cornbread but more dense and cake-like. And although I made these to go with the vegan chili I made for dinner, they just didn’t go with it because they are actually more on the sweet side and tasted more like a dessert. But I especially like this recipe because it’s gluten-free, which means I can enjoy it with my family. If you are looking for a vegan and/or gluten-free cornbread recipe without the pumpkin, try my Vegan Cornbread or my Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Cornbread recipe. Not only do traditional cornbread recipes contain white flour, but they are full of dairy. Here are the typical ingredients in a traditional cornbread recipe: 1/2 CUP BUTTER, 2/3 CUP WHITE SUGAR, 2 EGGS, 1 CUP BUTTERMILK, 1 CUP CORNMEAL and 1 CUP ALL-PURPOSE (WHITE) FLOUR.

Pumpkin Cornbread Squares [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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16 squares

Ingredients You Need for Pumpkin Cornbread Squares [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

  • 1 cup organic non-GMO cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose gluten-free blend (I used Bob's Red Mill All-Purpose Baking Flour)
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup homemade almond milk
  • 1/2 cup organic maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup organic coconut oil (melted/liquid)
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons ground flax seeds + 4 tablespoons water)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder (non-aluminum)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pink himalayan salt
  • 1/2 cup organic pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon organic cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon organic nutmeg powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon organic ginger powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon organic clove powder

How to Prepare Pumpkin Cornbread Squares [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

  1. Put all ingredients in a medium sized bowl and stir until well combined (avoid overmixing).
  2. Pour mixture into an 8 x 8 glass baking dish.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 - 45 minutes or until cooked all the way through and golden on top.
  4. Cool for 10 - 15 minutes before serving.
  5. Enjoy!
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Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 142 | Carbs: 18 g | Fat: 8 g | Protein: 3 g | Sodium: 4 mg | Sugar: 7 g

Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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  1. As a vegan who is not bothered by gluten, it is frustrating that most of the vegan recipes I find online are also gluten free. Will it work in most recipes to just substitute equal amounts of wheat flour for all of the other flours in a recipe? Thanks!