Cranberry Cornbread

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

Cranberry Cornbread Recipe - from

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.