Last year my husband and I tried out this wonderful recipe for Cornbread and Apricot Stuffing, instead of the traditional white bread stuffing that our families have come to love straight from a box. Not that there is anything wrong with a box but wouldn’t you want something healthier and homemade at least on the holidays? We would so we decided to make Vegan Cornbread Stuffing (otherwise known as dressing) again this year.
The first step to our cornbread stuffing recipe is to make a normal batch of cornbread. Now, one can also make cornbread from a box, but seriously it’s the whole box thing again that we try to steer clear from on the holidays. We found this wonderful vegan alternative to traditional cornbread from Alicia Silverstone in her cookbook, The Kind Diet. If you haven’t taken a gander at this cookbook, I urge you to at least borrow it from the library because it is truly inspirational and I’m sure you will want to purchase it afterward.
We got this cornbread recipe from The Kind Diet cookbook and have made it a million times. It comes out perfectly each time. I’m not one much for cornbread because during my childhood I remember trying to “choke down” the driest bread I had ever eaten on quite a few occasions. I had always hated it when my mother would say it was on the menu list; on the other hand, my husband loves cornbread (even without whole pieces of corn in it). So we were quite the mixed household until we found this recipe that is not only moist to meet my taste needs but still has the texture that my husband loves about it.
After the cornbread is tossed together and baked, I take it out of the oven and place it on a cooling rack. It’s hard to slice when hot because the moisture will make it crumble right away. ¾ of it goes in the Cornbread Stuffing recipe and the other ¼ goes into the mouths of hungry people standing in the kitchen. Haha
Note: The cornbread did crack a little but that is due to my uneven cooking oven. In our old house we never had a problem with this issue. So, my pointing finger goes to the oven. hehe