‘Greens by Any Means’ Corn Muffins (Oil-Free and Vegan)

What happens when you combine dark leafy greens and cornbread together and leave out the eggs and oil? You get the most delicious and healthiest cornbread muffins, southern comfort food at its finest! These hearty, savory corn muffins will not disappoint! They are the perfect addition to breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

This recipe was inspired and adapted from the Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook.

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‘Greens by Any Means’ Corn Muffins (Oil-Free)

These hearty, savory corn muffins are stuffed with greens and are oil-free which makes them even healthier and perfect to eat any time for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 28 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 9 muffins



  • 1 ¼ cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • ¾ cup Whole Grain Corn Meal (medium grind)
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 Tbsp Date Sugar (or Maple Syrup)
  • ½ cup Frozen Corn Kernels
  • 2 cups Baby Spinach (roughly chopped) (or Kale)
  • 1-2 Tbsp MInced Garlic
  • ½ cup Plant-Based Milk, unsweetened
  • ¼ cup Applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1 cup Salsa of your choice (low-sodium) (our favorite is Frog Ranch Salsa brand)


  • Place the silicon muffin liners into the muffin pan and set aside. Preheat the oven to 400 °F
  • Using a large mixing bowl, add the Oats, Cornmeal, Date Sugar, Baking Soda, and Baking Powder to the bowl. Give a quick stir thru.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl. Mix together well and ensure there are no dry flour spots in the mixture.
    NOTE: The mixture will NOT look like the standard cornbread batter.
  • Evenly distribute the batter between the muffin liners (about 2 heaping soup spoon fills. Be sure to round the tops of the muffins with a spoon.
  • Place the muffins into the preheated oven for 28 minutes.
  • Allow them to cool for at least 20-30 minutes in the pan before removing them from the liners. Enjoy!


Keyword Cornbread, greens, muffins
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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Celeste says:

    My husband says these are the BEST corn muffins he’s ever eaten! They were moist and stayed together well, and they taste delicious. Thank you! We’ll be making them weekly now!

  2. Hi Faith!
    I did make the muffins and I really enjoyed them. Hubby wanted corn muffins so he wasn’t as excited as I was but I will make him his corn muffins today and I get to have the rest of yours!!! Good Deal if you ask me!
    Do you mind if I make your muffins on my YouTube channel? I love your recipes and your family.
    Plant Powered Pedaler Janet

    1. Faith Scott says:

      Hey Janet! So glad to hear that you enjoyed the Greens by Any Means Corn Muffins and that your husband is requesting corn muffins! A family that eats Plants together, gets Healthy together! Yes, feel free to make these on your YouTube channel. Thank you for connecting with us! Have a super fantastic Plant-Powered day because you simply can!

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