Vegan Cranberry Cornbread

December 30, 2022
Cranberries are only in season for a short time, so I always try to make the most of them while I can. The easiest way to use them is to add them into whatever baked good you are making. Cranberries work well with both sweet and savory recipes and baking them makes them burst and their flavors ooze out. I decided to add some to my cornbread to give it a winter flavor twist.

The most classic way cranberries are used is to make sauce. I actually did make some cranberry sauce separately to use as a spread on this bread and it tasted heavenly together. You could also slice this and toast it with some butter. I typically add orange zest to my cranberry sauce, so I added some to this cornbread as well. The final addition of fresh rosemary makes this bread completely representative of winter in New England. I used fresh cranberries but this would work with dried if that is what you have on hand.
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Vegan Cranberry Cornbread

Recipe Type: Breakfast
utensils YIELDS 1 loaf
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  • 2 tbsp Bobs Red mail egg replacement
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 5 tbsp melted vegan butter
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 1 cup corn meal
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary
  • 2 tsp orange zest
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1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. In a small bowl, whisk the egg replacement with the water and set aside.

3. In another small bowl, whisk the almond milk and cider vinegar together and set aside.

4. In a large mixing bowl, add the melted butter and cane sugar and cream together until smooth.

5. Add the milk and egg and whisk until combined.

6. Add the cornmeal, flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Mix well.

7. Stir in the cranberries, fresh rosemary, and orange zest. Set some aside to add on top if you would like.

8. Pour into a lightly greased loaf pan and bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

9. Remove from oven and cool on a cooling rack.

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Lauren is a homebody who likes to spend time with her cat, explore new ideas in the kitchen, relax in the sun with a good book, and promote healthy living to friends and family.


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