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swirled cranberry cornbread muffins. these cranberry cornbread muffins have cranberry sauce swirled throughout them, making them a gorgeously festive for the holiday season! move over parker house rolls, these cranberry cornbread muffins will earn a permanent spot on your thanksgiving & friendsgiving menus from here on out! #playswellwithbutter #cranberrycornbread #cornbread #cornbreadmuffins #thanksgivingsidedish #friendsgiving #thanksgivingsides #easythanksgivingsides

swirled cranberry cornbread muffins


  • Author: jess larson | plays well with butter
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 20-22 muffins

Description

these cranberry cornbread muffins have cranberry sauce swirled throughout them, making them a gorgeously festive for the holiday season! move over parker house rolls, these cranberry cornbread muffins will earn a permanent spot on your thanksgiving & friendsgiving menus from here on out!


Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 cup whole berry cranberry sauce, divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with paper muffin liners and set aside.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients: Add the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and Kosher salt to a large bowl. Whisk to combine and set aside.
  3. Finish the muffin batter: Add the eggs and milk to a medium bowl, whisking to combine. Whisk in the melted butter. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients, stirring until just combined. Take care not to overmix the batter!
  4. Prep the muffins: Add 2 tablespoons of the cornbread muffin batter to each of the prepared liners. I like to use a 2 tablespoon scoop, like this one, to keep everything uniform. Add 1 teaspoon of the cranberry sauce over top, using a toothpick to swirl the cranberry sauce into the batter. Repeat once more with 2 more tablespoons of muffin batter and 1 more teaspoon of cranberry sauce. The muffin liners should be about ⅔ full.
  5. Bake the muffins for 15-18 minutes, until the centers are just set and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven, allow to cool slightly, and enjoy with butter, or salted honey butter (yummmmm!!!).

Notes

  • Loaf vs muffins: You can definitely bake cranberry cornbread instead of cranberry cornbread muffins. Add the batter to a greased 9×13 baking dish, then swirl the cranberry all throughout it. Bake for 40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Category: side dishes, desserts
  • Method: baking

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