This vegan cornbread is made with whole-wheat flour and sweetened with agave syrup. It got votes as being better than traditional cornbread muffins by my anti-vegan roommates! They can also be made macrobiotic if you substitute the agave with maple syrup.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 muffins
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease a muffin pan.

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  • Combine the cornmeal, flour, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl; stir in the applesauce, soy milk, and agave nectar. Slowly add the oil while stirring. Pour the mixture into the muffin pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick or small knife inserted in the crown of a muffin comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

177 calories; protein 2.5g 5% DV; carbohydrates 31g 10% DV; fat 5.4g 8% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 310.2mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2008
The Fam and I were sitting down to a wonderful dinner when, little did we know, our dinner was about to become unforgettable! we looked up the most amazing muffin recipe online and tried it out. can you guess what recipe we made? it was this one! the VEGAN AGAVE CORNBREAD MUFFINS!!!!! our worries in this mortal world all melted away with the butter once it hit the muffins! troubles drifted away, hearts were lifted, and lost loves were reunited! we thank you vegan agave cornbread muffin makers. we thank you. you will always be apart of our dinner hour. bless you all. everyone. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/15/2010
This recipe is okay and the muffins certainly do come out moist. But for me there was too much salt not enough flavor. It might be better if I used vanilla soy but I'm looking for something more corn less muffin. Read More
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201 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 164
  • 4 star values: 30
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2008
The Fam and I were sitting down to a wonderful dinner when, little did we know, our dinner was about to become unforgettable! we looked up the most amazing muffin recipe online and tried it out. can you guess what recipe we made? it was this one! the VEGAN AGAVE CORNBREAD MUFFINS!!!!! our worries in this mortal world all melted away with the butter once it hit the muffins! troubles drifted away, hearts were lifted, and lost loves were reunited! we thank you vegan agave cornbread muffin makers. we thank you. you will always be apart of our dinner hour. bless you all. everyone. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2008
FANTASTIC! I used stone ground cornmeal and regular whole wheat flour (not pastry). These took longer than 20 minutes. Used 1% dairy milk - didn't have soy and did use maple syrup instead of agave. We had to make a second batch right away because we ate the first six muffins so fast!!! I served with Pumpkin Turkey Chili (used morningstar ground beef substitute for turkey) and topped all with reduced fat cheddar cheese. Heaven!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2008
These were very good. I hesitated for a minute on the five star rating because they are a little different from a standard corn muffin but they still deserve 5 stars for their own taste. They are a little sweeter than regular corn muffins but they are the best vegan corn muffins I've made. They are moist and stay that way-other recipes have only been good the day I made them. They also get points for the wheat flour. So I say try them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2009
Fabulous. I decreased the amount of fat by using only 1 tbs oil and adding that much more soymilk. next time I'll add more applesauce and omit the oil all together. these muffins don't need it! Also 1/4 c. agave is too much...so i cut in half and added more milk. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2011
These were so tasty! I used almond milk in place of soy and grapeseed oil instead of canola but followed the recipe exactly in everything else. It took about 25 minutes for baking. We will be baking these again. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2010
This was delicious and satisfied even my pickiest little eater. You'll definitely want to make sure you double this recipe. The only changes that I made was that I substituted maple syrup for Agave (didn't have enough Agave on hand) and I just used regular whole wheat flour instead of pastry flour. I also used Almond milk instead of soy (because I didn't have that on hand either). I soured up my almond milk with 1 T of apple cider vinegar (and then added enough almond milk to make 1 cup--since I doubled the recipe). Thank you for sharing this recipe. This one is definitely a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2012
I made 2 batches of these last night. Everyone loved them. So much better than I expected. Definitely on the sweet side with the agave nectar. I used stone ground corn meal and whole wheat flour reduced the oil to only 1 tbsp and added a couple extra tbsp applesauce. Made for a very healthy moist muffin. Next time I'll omit the oil entirely add flax and more applesauce. And these are not your typical tasting "corn bread" muffins. They reminded me more of a sweet bran muffin. Would be perfect for breakfast with a drizzle of honey. The second batch I made with 50/50 agave/maple syrup. Wonderful and a bit less sweet. Definitely making these again soon. Thanks for a wonderful healthy recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2011
I tend to rate up on this site and I rarely give 5 star reviews. This recipe however is one of the few recipes on this site that truly deserves 5 stars. It is low fat low calorie vegan sugar free and sweetener free. As written this makes a delicious muffin. The first time I made this I didn't read any reviews and made the muffins as is. At he last minute I threw in some blueberries. I didn't realize that because of the 1 tsp of salt this makes a more savory muffin. They were still good but the salt and the blueberries tasted a bit off. The next time lowered the salt to a pinch added some blueberries and lemon zest. Next time I'm going to add some nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavour. I'm not vegan so these would also be good with some added cheese but it would defeat the health factor. These muffins are great because they can be made either savory or sweet. Just make sure to decrease the salt if you want a more sweet muffin. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2007
I doubled this recipe and cooked it in an 8x8. It took twice as long to cook and was a little too sweet but overall very good. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/15/2010
This recipe is okay and the muffins certainly do come out moist. But for me there was too much salt not enough flavor. It might be better if I used vanilla soy but I'm looking for something more corn less muffin. Read More
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