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Vegan No Corn Cornbread Stuffing (easy, GF)

Grain-free & vegan no corn cornbread stuffing is a minor holiday miracle (you will swear it is traditional stuffing)! It is made with my easy chickpea flour no corn cornbread.

Grain-free  & vegan chickpea flour cornbread stuffing in an antique pie plate

I know I am not alone when I say that what I love most about Thanksgiving is the stuffing. Or dressing, as my Arkansas-born husband corrects me (but my dressing was in fact stuffed into something other than a baking dish, so we can both be correct on this one :)).

I am also an unapologetic stuffing snob. Most importantly, I do not like gray, gooey stuffing (shudder). I prefer stuffing with color and texture, especially from plenty of fresh, sautéed vegetables. I’m also partial to a hint of sweetness and an even balance between tenderness and crispness.

But most of all, good stuffing needs good bread. For example, my No-Corn Cornbread. It’s made with chickpea flour, a bit of pumpkin, and zero corn.

It just so happens to make a d%#*-good stuffing that is easy, healthy, gorgeous, and all-around amazing!

Overhead shot of Grain-free & vegan cornbread stuffing in an antique pie plate

Ingredients for No Corn Cornbread Stuffing 

The exact amounts of each ingredient are indicated in the recipe card at the end of the post.

This incredible stuffing has a minimal number of fresh, flavorful ingredients:

ingredients for Grain-free  & vegan cornbread stuffing made with chickpea flour

I love the fresh, woodsy flavor of rosemary, but if your prefer the more traditional flavor of sage, use it instead.

While on the subject of subs, you can add or subtract other ingredients here, too, and make this recipe your own. Do, however, keep the ratio of cornbread and liquid the same.

Instructions for Vegan No Corn Cornbread Stuffing

Note that the complete directions are also in the recipe card below.

Step One: Preheat the Oven

Preheat oven to 375F (190C).

Step Two: Cube & Toast the No Corn Cornbread

Cut the cooled chickpea flour cornbread into cubes (about 3/4-inch). Spread on a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 11 to 14 minutes until lightly toasted.

Remove from oven and let cool. Leave the oven on.

cubes of toasted chickpea flour cornbread on a baking sheet

Step Three: Cook the Vegetables

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and celery. Cook and stir for 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms. Cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes longer until all vegetables are softened. Season to taste with salt & pepper.

sautéed onions mushrooms and celery in a cast iron skillet

Step Four: Combine the Stuffing Ingredients

Set aside 1 tablespoon of the chopped parsley. In a large bowl, combine the toasted bread cubes, vegetables, cranberries, rosemary and remaining parsley, gently tossing to combine. Slowly pour in the broth, tossing gently to combine. Adjust seasonings (salt & pepper) to taste.

I suggest gently tossing the stuffing to break up some, but not all, of the bread cubes (for a balanced texture of soft and crisp, and for helping the stuffing stick together a bit).

Step Five: Place Stuffing in a Dish or Dishes

Now pile the stuffing into dishes to bake. You can use one large dish (e.g., 13×9-inch), two 9-inch (22.5 cm) pie pans or square dishes or, or even individual ramekins. Give the dish or dishes a spritz of cooking spray, or rub with oil, to prevent the stuffing from sticking.

Note: You can prepare the stuffing up to this point a full day in advance. Cover and refrigerate until ready to bake

Step Six: Bake the Vegan No Corn Cornbread Stuffing

Bake the stuffing, covered, in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake for 20 to 25 minutes longer until top is lightly browned.

Prepare yourself for all of the oohs, aahs, and wows!

close up of Grain-free  & vegan cornbread stuffing

I hope you love this stuffing as much as my family does!

Happy baking, friends :).

Storage

Store cooled stuffing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 days or the freezer for up to 6 months.

Yield: 12 side-dish servings

Vegan No Corn Cornbread Stuffing

Vegan No Corn Cornbread Stuffing

Grain-free & vegan no corn cornbread stuffing is a minor holiday miracle! It is made with my easy chickpea flour no corn cornbread.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe No-Corn Cornbread (made with chickpea flour), baked and cooled
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (or neutral oil of choice)
  • 1 medium onion, ends trimmed off, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, ends trimmed off, chopped
  • 8 ounces white mushrooms, chopped
  • fine sea salt and freshly cracked pepper
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh parsely leaves, chopped, divided
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 and 3/4 cups high quality vegetable broth

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F (190C).
  2. Cut the cooled chickpe flour cornbread into cubes (about 3/4-inch). Spread on a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 11 to 14 minutes until lightly toasted. Remove from oven and cool.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and celery;cook and stir for 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms; cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes longer until all vegetables are softened. Season to taste with salt & pepper.
  4. Set aside 1 tablespoon of the chopped parsley, In a large bowl, combine the bread cubes, vegetables, cranberries, rosemary and remaining parsley, gently tossing to combine. Slowly pour in the broth, tossing gently to combine. Adjust seasonings (salt & pepper) to taste.
  5. Spray a 13x9 inch baking dish (or two 9 inch (22.5 cm) pie pans or baking dishes) with cooking spray. Place stuffing in prepared dish(es). Tightly cover with foil.
  6. Bake, covered, in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake for 20 to 25 minutes longer until top is lightly browned. Sprinkle with the reserved parsley.

Notes

Storage: Store cooled stuffing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 days or the freezer for up to 6 months.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size

about 1 cup

Amount Per Serving Calories 135Total Fat 7.1gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 297mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 2.8gSugar 6.3gProtein 4.1g

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