I’ve been meaning to play with making plant-based whole-food breads for a while, and when Joe said that he’d like cornbread and beans for dinner some time soon, I thought I’d try making a cornbread-style quinoa bread … and upped the challenge by making it sugar-free, too!
The sweetener? Roasted sweet potato puree. Yep, just a roasted sweet potato that’s been whipped around in the food processor for a minute.
Oh. My. Goodness. The taste and texture of this bread is nothing short of amazing. I never would have thought that quinoa could be a step-in substitute for cornmeal.
This is seriously nommable.
- 1 cup quinoa flour (If you have a high-speed blender, you can blend up the whole grain to make the meal)
- 1/2 cup tigernut flour (If you don’t have tigernut, add 1/2 cup quinoa)
- 1/2 cup cassava flour (If you don’t have cassava, add 1/2 cup quinoa)
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 large sweet potato (roasted and pureed with skin)
- 6 tbsp water (warm)
- 2 tbsp flax meal (If you have a high-speed blender, you can blend up the whole grain to make the meal)
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup soy milk (Or other nondairy milk of your choice)
- Preheat oven to 425° F.
- Put a well-seasoned 10-12″ cast iron skillet in the oven to heat up.
Prepare items that need to sit
- Mix flax meal with water and set aside.
- Mix nondairy milk with vinegar and set aside.
- Add all dry ingredients to a large bowl and whisk to thoroughly incorporate. Tip: Double, triple, or even quadruple this dry mix and store in a cool dry place. You’ll always be ready to whip up a batch!
- Make a well in the center of the dry mix.
- In a medium bowl, combine the sweet potato puree, nondairy milk mixture, flax meal mixture and mix well.
- Pour sweet potato mix into dry mix and stir until just moistened.
- Pour batter into hot skillet and use flat edge of a spatula to smooth the top.
- Bake 17-20 minutes, or until a clean knife comes out clean from the middle and the top is golden brown.
- Let cool for at least 10 minutes.