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Cranberry Cornbread

Here’s a fabulous recipe for a twist on a classic:  Cranberry Cornbread

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This lightly sweetened cornbread is a fabulous pairing to turkey chili. I like to use whole grain cornmeal to add some texture and crunch to the bread. Sub halved fresh cranberries if you prefer a sour addition.

Turkey chili is a wonderful pairing with this recipe! Here’s a recipe you might like:
Spicy Turkey Chili

Yield: 9 pieces

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Cranberry Cornbread


  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal (whole grain or regular)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups low fat buttermilk
  • 1 cup dried cranberries, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray 9x9-inch baking pan with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to combine cream cheese, oil, sugar and egg. Beat until well combined and smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt. Add to wet mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Don’t over-mix- just mix until combined. Stir in 3/4 cup dried cranberries.
  4. Scrape batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining cranberries on top. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until lightly browned and cooked through (test center w/ toothpick inserted and coming out clean).
  5. Serve warm w/ butter and honey, if desired. Also good with a scoop of turkey chili.

14 Responses to “Cranberry Cornbread”

  1. postedOct 11, 2010 7:58 AM

    Great idea adding cranberries to the cornbread. Also I’m thinking the cream cheese would give both great texture and rich taste. Yum!

  2. postedOct 11, 2010 8:06 AM

    what a great idea! perfect way to give it a thanksgiving-like twist

  3. postedOct 11, 2010 6:57 PM

    I love the video!! You look fantastic before the camera, very natural! I want this cornbread, I’m sitting here thinking about how good that combination would be!

  4. postedOct 11, 2010 10:06 PM

    This sounds fabulous! I adore cornbread, and love different variations. I can’t wait to give this one a try 😉

  5. postedOct 12, 2010 3:34 AM

    I love the idea of cranberries in cornbread, Lori! This would be great on many Thanksgiving dinner tables. 🙂

  6. postedOct 12, 2010 3:43 AM

    That looks great Lori, and the video was wonderful, kudos!

  7. postedOct 12, 2010 8:57 AM

    That looks and sounds delicious. I never would have thought of combining cornbread and cranberries, but it sounds awesome.

  8. postedOct 12, 2010 10:00 AM

    I always knew you were a gal with great taste! The cream cheese & buttermilk in this cranberry cornbread are great additions! So glad we got to spend time together this weekend. xo

  9. postedOct 12, 2010 10:01 AM

    Love the addition of cranberries; I substitute them as often as possible in lieu of raisins in dishes not only because I like them better but think they are also much prettier. I’m sure they add a nice taste to the cornbread but I do love the visual punch!

  10. postedOct 13, 2010 10:14 AM

    I love cornbread to death. And cranberries aren’t half-bad either. So putting them together makes perfect sense to me! Delicious 🙂

  11. postedOct 16, 2010 1:15 PM

    This is a really great twist to cornbread! I love the use of cream cheese in it too!

  12. postedFeb 14, 2011 10:18 AM

    Beautiful video! Sounds like a wonderful breakfast bread as well.

  13. postedNov 15, 2011 11:53 AM

    Love it! We don’t eat cornbread very much in the UK but I’d like to try this.

  14. postedOct 1, 2012 12:46 PM

    I thought I invented this!! lol — Can’t wait to try your version. Looks yummy.

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