Cranberry Cheddar Cornbread Muffins

Cranberry Cheddar Cornbread Muffins

These muffins are a great way to use leftover cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving. They’re also an affordable way to have a snack for the week to use in kid’s lunches or, heck, your own. I’m a big promoter of no food waste and letting your leftovers work for you. Grocery prices are so high these days that we should be mindful to use every cent of our groceries when we can. This recipe allows even the humble cranberry sauce a new life on your table.

Cranberry Cheddar Cornbread Muffins

Use up your extra thanksgiving cranberry sauce for a simple snack. This recipe leans on a store-bought cornbread mix for an easy way to pair sweetened cranberries with sharp cheddar for an ideal weekday snack. Who ever said leftovers are boring?
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Muffins


  • 1 box cornbread mix
  • 1/3 cup 1/3 cup leftover cranberry sauce
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Preheat the oven according to package instructions for muffins. Prepare a muffin tin by spraying with non-stick spray and adding paper liners.
  • Make cornbread batter according to package direction.
  • Fill each muffin liner halfway with batter. Add a teaspoon of cranberry sauce in centre of each muffin and a healthy sprinkle of cheddar. Top each with more batter.
  • Bake according to cornbread package directions. 
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