Awesome Vegan Cornbread
I’m sure I had things in mind for tonight’s post, but just a few minutes ago I received the package with Cat in the Hat goodies for my little man’s 3rd birthday party and now I’m too excited to remember! He absolutely adores all things Cat in the Hat, and he’s just going to love it!! I really want to make a 3D hat cake, but that would mean rolling out the fondant… And I have this regrettable tradition of staying up all night working on the cake the night before his party, so we’ll see. I bet I could do something cute with Cat in the Hat cupcakes instead. Do you have any epic Cat in the Hat cake (or cupcake) visions for my little man’s party? Suggestions are more than appreciated!
I do have a cornbread recipe I’ve been meaning to share, so you can make some yummy cornbread while I’m skipping around the house humming the happy birthday song and writing out Dr. Seuss-themed invitations. Yippee!
- 1 1/2 cups cornmeal
- 2 1/2 cups soy creamer (non-dairy milk will work too)
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons fine sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and oil a 13 x 9 inch pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together cornmeal and soy creamer. Set aside for 5-10 minutes. In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together flax and warm water. In a large bowl, combine flours, sugar, oil, flax mixture, baking powder, sea salt, and black pepper. Add in cornmeal mixture and whisk until thoroughly combined. Pour cornbread batter into prepared baking dish and bake for 30 minutes or until a fork or toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Enjoy!
What was your best birthday party theme as a child? If you have kids, what was the best party you threw for them?