Walnut Applesauce Cornbread Pudding {vegan, gluten free}

10 Jun

By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the California Walnut Commission and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

We’re deep into grilling season, which also means lots of invites to BBQs, grill-outs, and tailgates. This can be some of the best eatin’ around, but there’s more to a BBQ than just the goodies on the grill. A great meal is rounded out with delicious sides. And nothing goes better with some BBQ sauce-slathered tempeh and baked beans than cornbread pudding.

Walnut Applesauce Cornbread Pudding | xtinaluvspink.wordpress.com

This variety is loaded with cornmeal and whole corn kernels, and walnuts! Yep, walnuts lend a wonderful texture to this side dish. This recipe also happens to be vegan, gluten-free, high in protein, low in sugar and packed with fiber and healthy fats. Kind of perfect, if you ask me. Oh, and because they’re baked in individual servings, they’re done in 20 minutes, which means less time for that hot oven to be on! Also, leftovers make a delicious breakfast!

If you haven’t noticed, I’m really into adding walnuts to a variety of dishes. They impart a great flavor and are so nutritionally dense that they’re hard to pass up. Make sure you get your daily recommended amount of Omega-3 fatty acids and enjoy a quarter cup of walnuts

Walnut Applesauce Cornbread Pudding

Serves 4

  • 1/2 C cornmeal
  • 1/2 C ground oat flour
  • 1/3 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp organic cane sugar
  • 1/2 C frozen corn kernels
  • 1/2 C unsweetened, natural applesauce
  • 1/2 C nondairy milk mixed with 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 C walnut halves, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease four ramekins and place on a small baking sheet.

In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Mix in the corn, applesauce, and curdled milk. Finally, fold in the chopped walnuts.

Divide batter evenly into prepared ramekins. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Remove and let sit 5 minutes before serving.

Leftovers? Let them cool completely before covering with foil and storing in the fridge, up to 3 days.

Walnut Applesauce Cornbread Pudding | xtinaluvspink.wordpress.com

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34 Responses to “Walnut Applesauce Cornbread Pudding {vegan, gluten free}”

  1. fruitionfitness June 10, 2016 at 8:16 am #

    This looks so yummy!

  2. Liz @ The Clean Eating Couple June 10, 2016 at 8:56 am #

    These look fantastic! I love cornbread and I bet that with the nuts + applesauce it’s a delicious combo!

  3. Kyra @ Vie De La Vegan June 10, 2016 at 9:27 am #

    Ooooh this cornbread sounds delicious! I’m trying to imagine how it would taste, I think I need to make it myself, I’m really intrigued by the applesauce in the cornbread! (I don’t know if that’s a normal ingredient in cornbread – it’s not something we have here in Australia!)

    • xtinaluvspink June 10, 2016 at 9:30 am #

      You’ll definitely need to make it! The taste is very rustic and earthy. The applesauce simply replaces creamed corn that normally goes into cornbread pudding.

  4. SuzLyfe June 10, 2016 at 10:24 am #

    So interesting! Great combo of flavors

  5. Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner June 10, 2016 at 10:43 am #

    Ooh that’s a creative combo looks delish!

  6. Beach Body Bliss June 10, 2016 at 10:48 am #

    Yum, sounds like a comfort food and a great option for fall too!

  7. MaryEllen@VNutrition June 10, 2016 at 12:32 pm #

    I love cornbread but don’t usually eat it because I feel like there’s so much sugar in it but yours sounds delicious! The applesauce is such a great idea!

    • xtinaluvspink June 10, 2016 at 12:39 pm #

      We’re in the same boat. Traditional cornbread is junk food, but I love it too much not to enjoy, so I had to develop better options. There are more cornbread recipes on my blog, if you’re interested.

  8. Heather Gannoe (@runfastermommy) June 10, 2016 at 1:15 pm #

    I typically don’t like cornbread, but the applesauce makes me want to give it a try! Looks delicious!

    • xtinaluvspink June 10, 2016 at 1:27 pm #

      Fair warning, the applesauce acts more like a baking agent than a flavor profile.

  9. Glenneth R June 10, 2016 at 2:39 pm #

    that looks delicious! thanks for sharing!

  10. Strength and Sunshine June 10, 2016 at 2:56 pm #

    Love this! Cornbread is so good and this would be a lovely breakfast!

    • xtinaluvspink June 10, 2016 at 2:57 pm #

      Thank you! I had leftovers for breakfast today 🙂

  11. Jill Conyers (@jillconyers) June 10, 2016 at 8:05 pm #

    Good luck with the contest. Looks delicious.

  12. Wendy Joyce June 10, 2016 at 8:43 pm #

    You really do have the tastiest looking recipes on your site!

  13. ilkasblog June 11, 2016 at 5:47 am #

    I need to give this Cornbread Pudding a try! Sounds amazing!

  14. Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health June 11, 2016 at 7:27 am #

    sounds like a comforting side.

  15. Angela June 11, 2016 at 3:53 pm #

    This sounds fabulous, can’t wait to try it! Thanks you for sharing, I LOVE walnuts!!!

  16. sprint2thetable June 11, 2016 at 4:28 pm #

    This sis such a great idea! Even thought I’m Southern, I can’t stand regular cornbread. Adding oat flour, corn, and walnuts is such a good idea to break up the texture!

  17. masala girl June 11, 2016 at 10:08 pm #

    oh i love this variation! i hope i get a chance to try it. especially love that you made it in individual servings!

  18. GiselleR June 12, 2016 at 11:48 am #

    I just stocked up on cornmeal this week and this looks like the perfect recipe to start using it. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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