Cranberry Maple Skillet Cornbread Recipe

How To Make Cranberry Maple Skillet Cornbread Recipe

This cranberry cornbread is made with whole wheat flour and buttermilk, sweetened with maple syrup, and baked until the edges are crisp and brown.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • ½cupunsalted butter,1 stick
  • cupsmedium grind cornmeal,preferably stone ground
  • cupswhite whole wheat flour,or regular whole wheat flour
  • 1tbspkosher salt,or 2 tsp regular salt
  • 2tspbaking powder
  • ½tspbaking soda
  • dash of cinnamon
  • cupsbuttermilk,at room temperature
  • 3large eggs,at room temperature
  • ½cupmaple syrup,preferably grade B
  • cupsfresh cranberries


  1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees F with a rack in the middle of the oven.

  2. Place the stick of butter in a 10- to 12-inch cast-iron skillet or 9-inch square baking dish and place in the oven to melt for 5 to 10 minutes.

  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.

  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, and syrup until smooth. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until moistened through.

  5. When the butter is melted and golden brown but not burnt, carefully remove the sizzling skillet from the oven and swirl to coat with butter.

  6. Pour the melted butter into the batter, then add the cranberries and stir just until incorporated. Next, pour the batter into the hot skillet or baking pan.

  7. Return the skillet to the oven and bake for 25 to 35 minutes until the bread is brown around the edges, springy to the touch and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean with just a few crumbs.

  8. Invert the bread onto a wire rack to cool. Slice into squares or wedges and serve.


  • Calories: 263.20kcal
  • Fat: 9.88g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.53g
  • Trans Fat: 0.31g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.65g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.88g
  • Carbohydrates: 38.87g
  • Fiber: 3.18g
  • Sugar: 10.39g
  • Protein: 6.11g
  • Cholesterol: 68.06mg
  • Sodium: 268.28mg
  • Calcium: 124.73mg
  • Potassium: 189.05mg
  • Iron: 1.79mg
  • Vitamin A: 91.60µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.15mg
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