Cranberry Cornbread

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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

Cranberry Cornbread

Yield: 9 pieces

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

  • 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.
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  • Abiola wrote:

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

  • Sarah, Maison Cupcak wrote:

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

  • Lady Amalthea wrote:

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

  • Jennifer wrote:

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

  • Sues wrote:

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

  • Barbara wrote:

    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!

  • Marla wrote:

    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

  • Ali wrote:

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

  • Amanda wrote:

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

  • Liz @ LBBakes wrote:

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

  • Janet wrote:

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

  • Bunny wrote:

    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!

  • Lauren at KeepItSwee wrote:

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

  • Lana wrote:

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