Cranberry Orange Cornbread in Instant Pot (or Oven)

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Author Notes: Oven recipe and tips at: http://garammasalakitchen.com/cranberry-orange-cornbread-in-instant-pot-or-oven.
This flavor combination of Cranberry- Orange-Cornmeal was just meant to be. It took me 2 tries to get this right. Adding orange zest to the second batch took this cornbread to another level of flavortown. The orange compliments the subtle sweetness in the cornmeal and the cranberries’ tartness provides a nice contrast and balance to the cornbread. The result is a well balanced, moist and flavorful cornbread which smells of orange and cornmeal. This can be enjoyed as-is but will also make a great base for stuffing. Using the same recipe, you can make Cranberry Orange Corn muffins too, this will be a great add for a breakfast or brunch table. I made this recipe using Mini Loaf Baking Pans. This size just works great for my family and also makes for a perfect size for gifting or adding to your holiday basket.
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Makes 2 mini loaves

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted melted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries (can use dried orange cranberries too)
  • 7.5 ounces cornbread mix (half of a Trader Joe's Cornbread Mix)
  1. Melt butter in the microwave, about 20-30 seconds. Add orange juice, sour cream, egg and orange zest. Whisk together. Add cornbread mix and dried cranberries and mix with a spatula.
  2. Grease mini-baking loaf pans with any baking/cooking spray. Divide the better equally between two loaf pans.
  3. Pour 1 cup water in the Inner pot of your Instant Pot (I used the 6QT DUO). Place trivet. Place two loaf pans on top. If you're doubling up the recipe, you can stack two more on top as shown in the photo above.
  4. Close lid. Set valve to Sealing. Press Manual for 12 minutes. Open lid after natural pressure release. Cool cornbread for 5 -10 minutes before slicing. Enjoy as-is or with honey butter!

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