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Instant pot Cornbread, Cranberry Orange Cornbread by Spice Cravings. Instant Pot Cornbread comes out more moist, almost like a sponge cake. This recipe spices it up to make Cranberry Orange Cornbread in an instant pot or oven. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty

Cranberry Orange Cornbread in Instant Pot (or Oven)

Making cornbread in an instant pot makes it more moist, almost like a sponge cake.  This recipe spices it up to make Cranberry Orange Cornbread in an instant pot or oven

Course Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 mini loaves
Calories 422 kcal
Author Spice Cravings

Ingredients

Note: These ingredients are for half a box of cornbread mix half of 15oz., which makes two loaves. If you wish to use the whole box (four loaves), simply double up the following ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 orange zest
  • 7.5 oz. cornbread mix : half of a Trader Joe's Cornbread Mix
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries : can use dried orange cranberries too
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  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.
    Cranberry Orange Cornbread Instant Pot
  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 Instant Pot 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.

    Instant pot Cornbread, Cranberry Orange Cornbread by Spice Cravings. Instant Pot Cornbread comes out more moist, almost like a sponge cake. This recipe spices it up to make Cranberry Orange Cornbread in an instant pot or oven. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty
  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!

Oven recipe

  1. Simply mix all the ingredients as per the directions above and bake in a preheated 350F oven for 12-14 minutes. The actual time will depend on your oven.  At the 12 minute mark, check for doneness by inserting a toothpick.  If it comes out clean, you’re good, else, pop-it back for another minute or two.

Recipe Notes

If you are new to the Instant Pot, please read my FAQ on Instant Pot Terminology and Accessories to learn more.

 

Note: The nutrition facts below are my estimates.  If you are following any diet plan, I recommend cross-checking with your preferred nutrition calculator.

Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Orange Cornbread in Instant Pot (or Oven)
Amount Per Serving (1 mini loaf)
Calories 422 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 463mg 19%
Potassium 126mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 52g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 22g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 12.1%
Vitamin C 14.3%
Calcium 6%
Iron 8.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.