Awesome Vegan Cornbread

February 9, 2011 by Keri

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!

Vegan Cornbread

  • 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!

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  1. moonsword says:

    ohgoodgolly, the super cutest little Cat in the Hatter I’ve ever seen! Happy Bday little guy!
    Dessert ideas…first thing I thought of was striped parfaits in tall narrow glasses or clear plastic cups. There are boatloads of red-white-and-blue parfait recipes on the net, just omit the blueness.
    Here’s a link to a Dr. Seuss Baby Shower party article with ideas and photos
    Thank you, thank you for the cornbread recipe! My all time favorite kind of bread!

  2. He’s so cute in his Cat in the Hat Costume! I had one birthday when I really wanted a castle cake. I was so excited about it, so of course my mom made it for me. Looking back, it must have been the biggest pain for her to make. The things we will do for our children!

    Sometimes I look at this blog for party ideas (although this level of decorating is way out of my league!):

  3. Jess - The Domestic Vegan says:

    CUUUUUUTE little boy! What an adorable costume!

    I always had super fun parties, but I think the only “themed” one I ever had was a Halloween one (my birthday is the week before Halloween). It was super fun! 🙂

    That bread looks great! I LOVE cornbread.

  4. Katie says:

    What a cute little boy and what an adorable costume!

  5. Woz says:

    Oh dear god…there is way too much cute for words in that Cat in the Hat costume. I think you blogged about food or something in this post, too, but I can’t get over all the cute!!

  6. Sarah S. says:

    Yummy cornbread, and adorable little one as always!
    Can’t wait to see what you come up with for his party.