This vegan no-oil sweet cornbread recipe is healthy and easy to make.  It's a simple, from scratch recipe with cornmeal and a secret ingredient! It is whole food plant based and great for the nutritarian diet & eat to live. #eattolive #healthyveganrecipes #wfpb #cornbread #wholefoodplantbased #nutritarian #nutritarianlife

I wanted to make a cornbread to go along with my 3 Bean Vegan Chili that was sweet and contained no oil. Not an easy feat, but I think it turned out pretty good!

This quick and easy 3 bean vegan chili recipe is a great idea for a meatless monday! Lots of veggies & tomatoes make this a healthy gluten free choice. It can also be made in a crockpot, slow cooker, or instapot, but my version was just on the stove. Adding tofu is also an option. Repin and grab a free eat to live nutritarian grocery shopping list! #meatlessmonday #healthyveganrecipe #wfpb #wholefoodplantbased #nutritarian #eattolive #drfuhrman #slowcooker #intantpot #crockpot

I have discovered coconut flour and if you tried the Healthy Vegan Carrot Cake recipe, you know the “icing” calls for adding it to create a coconut flavor.

The secret ingredient is….coconut flour

So I wondered if I used coconut flour, would it give it the save sweet flavor?

Yes, yes it does!

Coconut flour is pretty easy to find – I get mine at Kroger. But it is also available online if you can’t find it in your area.

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Use ground flax seed instead of eggs

Also, since this is a vegan recipe, I did not use eggs. Instead I add ground flax seed to help bind it together. You can mix ground flax with water to create a gooey texture to use as egg, but I just threw in the flax and mixed it all together. I’m lazy….

I also used coconut milk (refrigerated, not canned) to add more sweet coconut flavor. I did find that when using coconut flour & coconut milk, it required a lot more liquid to get to the desired consistency for baking. I’m not sure if that was because of the ground flax or coconut flour, but I just had to keep adding coconut milk until it was right at about 3 cups.

I also did not add salt, so if you desire a little salt to taste.

I used no-salt added canned corn because that’s what I had on hand, but you can definitely use frozen corn kernels instead.

Another good recipe to have with this cornbread is Southern Style Greens! Check out the recipe for Instant Pot Turnip Greens – delicious!

If you have never tried any southern greens recipes like collard greens or turnip greens, you need to, like today! This easy, healthy instant pot recipe can even be made by beginners and your whole family will love it. Fresh greens & turnips are delicious and promotes weight loss on any diet - eat to live, nutritarian, low-carb, keto, low fat & more. #turnips #collardgreens #instantpot #instantpotrecipes #instantpotrecipeseasy #instantpotrecipeshealthy #eattolive #nutritarian #nutritarianlife #vegan #healthyveganrecipes #weightloss

Vegan No-Oil Sweet Cornbread

This sweet cornbread uses coconut flour & coconut milk to make it sweet!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Gluten Free, No-Oil, Nutritarian, Vegan
Keyword: cornbread, Gluten Free, Healthy, no oil recipe, non-dairy, Nutritarian, Vegan
Servings: 9
Calories: 171kcal
Author: Kim Murphy


  • 1 cup corn meal
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 3 cups coconut milk (refrigerated kind)
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder


  • Preheat oven to 375º F. Lightly spray an 8X8 baking dish with olive oil cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  • Pour mixture into baking dish and bake for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean and it is a light golden color.
    Let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 1mg