Green Chili Cornbread- A spicy twist on traditional cornbread! This recipe is made with cornmeal, flour, dairy-free sour cream for a moist and fluffy texture, and diced green chilies to give it a spicy kick. It's the perfect side dish to serve with soup, chili, or any Mexican-inspired meal!
Is there anything better than a fresh piece of cornbread? How about if that cornbread is stuffed full of delicious green chilies? If you're looking for a new and easy way to spice up your next meal, then you need to try this cornbread with green chilies recipe! Trust me; you won't be disappointed.
Vegan green chili cornbread is moist, flavorful, and packed with diced green chilies. It's the perfect side dish to any meal or can be enjoyed on its own as a snack. This cornbread is also incredibly easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients that you likely already have on hand.
Why You'll Love This Green Chili Cornbread Recipe
Versatile- Green chili cornbread can be served with everything from soup to chili to salad. It can even be eaten on its own as a tasty snack.
Flavorful- Cornmeal, dairy-free sour cream, and spicy green chilies come together to make this deliciously moist and fluffy cornbread that's full of flavor.
Crowd-Pleaser- Even your non-vegan friends will love this green chili cornbread recipe!
Freezes Well- Cornbread freezes beautifully, so feel free to make make a double batch and freeze some for later.
Easy to Make- This cornbread comes together quickly and only requires a few simple ingredients.
Comforting- There's nothing like a warm slice of cornbread; this green chili cornbread is the perfect comfort food to hit the spot.
Equipment Needed To Vegan Cornbread With Green Chilies
- 9x9 Square Pan
- Large Bowl
- Stirring Spoon
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
Ingredients For Green Chili Cornbread
- Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
- Baking Powder
- Baking Soda
- Dairy-Free Sour Cream
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Dairy-Free Milk
- Diced Green Chilies
How To Make This Vegan Green Chili Cornbread
Making this vegan green chili cornbread is simple. The most challenging part is waiting for it to come out of the oven so you can enjoy a fresh slice!
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Oil a square baking pan and set it aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Stir thoroughly but gently to avoid over-mixing. Pour the contents of the mixing bowl into the prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean after being inserted into the center of the cornbread. Enjoy! Remember to allow the cornbread to cool before slicing and serving.
What to Serve/Pair With Vegan Cornbread With Green Chilies
This cornbread is delicious when eaten for breakfast or as a snack, but you can also enjoy it with several different dishes. Try serving it with:
Soup- Cornbread is the perfect accompaniment to a warm bowl of hearty soup. Black bean, vegetable, or lentil soups would all be fantastic options.
Salad- Try pairing this green chili cornbread with a fresh, simple garden salad. Cornbread is a great way to add some extra heartiness to a salad.
Chili- This green chili cornbread is incredibly delicious when paired with chili. Try serving it with a warm bowl of hearty vegan chili.
Popular Substitutions & Additions
There are many ways you can customize this cornbread recipe to fit your taste. Here are some popular substitutions and additions:
Cheese- Feel free to add some shredded vegan cheese to the top of this cornbread before baking.
Green Chilies- This cornbread is packed with flavor but if you want an extra spicy kick, try adding more diced green chilies to the batter.
Dairy-Free Milk- Any type of non-dairy milk will work in this recipe. Try using almond milk, cashew milk, water, or even apple sauce!
Oil- If you want to make this cornbread a bit lighter, you can omit the oil. The cornbread will be a little less moist but will still taste delicious.
Sugar- If you like cornbread on the sweeter side, try adding ¼ cup of sugar to the recipe.
How To Reheat & Store Cornbread
What Is The Best Way To Store Vegan Cornbread?
Green chili cornbread is best stored in an airtight container or resealable bag either in the refrigerator or out at room temperature.
How Long Will Green Chili Cornbread Last In The Fridge?
When correctly stored in an airtight container or resealable bag, this cornbread will last for up to a week in the refrigerator or 3 days at room temperature.
Can I Freeze This Cornbread With Green Chilies?
Yes, you can freeze this cornbread. Place it in an airtight container or resealable bag and store it in the freezer for up to 3 months. When ready to enjoy, thaw overnight in the refrigerator and reheat as desired.
How To Reheat Vegan Green Chili Cornbread?
This cornbread can be reheated in the microwave or oven. If reheating in the microwave, heat on high for 30-60 seconds. If reheating in the oven, preheat to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and place the cornbread on a baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.
Green Chili Cornbred FAQs
Does my baking dish have to be 9x9?
No, you can use any size baking dish that you have on hand. The thickness of the cornbread will differ depending on the dish size. Remember that the cooking time may need to be adjusted using a different size pan.
I don't have pastry flour. Is there another type I can substitute?
If you don't have pastry flour, you can use all-purpose flour. The cornbread will be a bit denser but will still taste delicious.
Can I make this cornbread gluten-free?
Yes, you can easily make this cornbread gluten-free by using a gluten-free all-purpose flour blend.
Do I have to use oil in this recipe?
No, you don't have to use oil, but the cornbread will be less moist. If you omit the oil, consider adding an extra ¼ cup of dairy-free milk to the recipe.
Can I use fresh green chilies instead of canned for this cornbread?
Yes, you can use fresh green chilies. If using fresh, you will need about 1 cup of diced chilies.
My cornbread didn't rise. What did I do wrong?
There are a few things that could cause your cornbread not to rise. Ensure you're using fresh baking powder (i.e., less than 6 months old) and not expired. If your cornbread still doesn't rise, try adding an extra ½ teaspoon of baking powder to the recipe.
Green Chili Cornbread
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 6 ounce dairy-free sour cream
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil - light
- ½ cup dairy-free milk
- 4 ounces mild diced green chilis - comes in a can
- Lightly oil a 9" x 9" square pan. Set aside.
- Preheat the oven to 400°.
- Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl.
- Mix well but just until blended.
- Pour into the prepared pan.
- Bake at 400° for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Cool 10 minutes.
- Slice and serve.