Cranberry Orange Skillet Cornbread

Cranberry Orange Skillet Cornbread

This Cranberry Orange Skillet Cornbread recipe is a fun and simple skillet cornbread variation with tart fresh cranberries and orange zest and is a perfect addition of holiday flavors to your meal.

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Cranberry Orange Skillet Cornbread
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Cranberry Orange Skillet Cornbread

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 9
Calories: 339kcal
Author: Kim Maes


  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter, cooled slightly
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, for coating the pan


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Place a cast-iron skillet in the oven while it preheats. Whisk together cornmeal, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together sour cream, buttermilk, honey, eggs, 3 tablespoons melted butter, and canola oil.
  • Pour the wet mixture into the bowl with the cornmeal mixture. Mix until completely combined and then stir in cranberries and orange zest.
  • Remove the hot skillet from the oven carefully. Place 1 tablespoon butter in the skillet and swirl to completely melt and coat the pan. Pour in cornbread batter and place in the oven. Bake for about 20-22 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean and cornbread is slightly brown on top.
  • Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then carefully transfer to a wire rack and let cool an additional 10 minutes before slicing.


Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Orange Skillet Cornbread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 339 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 566mg24%
Potassium 146mg4%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 407IU8%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 115mg12%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Cranberry Orange Skillet Cornbread Recipe

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  1. Karen
    November 1, 2020

    What size cast-iron skillet? I have a 10 inch one.

    1. Gluten Free & More
      November 2, 2020

      Hi Karen!
      A 10-inch cast iron is what we used.

      1. Karen
        November 4, 2020

        Can you use Craisins instead of fresh cranberries?

        1. Gluten Free & More
          November 5, 2020

          Hi Karen,
          Yes, dried cranberries can be used, but they should be soaked in water to rehydrate them for about 15 minutes, then drained, prior to adding them to the recipe. Without rehydrating them, the dried cranberries will pull some moisture out of the batter and cause a little dryer product in the end.

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