Let’s talk about Cranberry recipes. Cranberry recipes have come a long way from Thanksgiving sauces and turkey dinners. Cranberries are such a tasty and powerful food. Baked goods and cranberry recipes are so adult. You know what I mean? There’s something grownup about the tart flavour in a cranberry lemon loaf or a white chocolate cookie and in a cranberry mustard too.
In a salad, to the side as a sauce, or inside a tasty treat – cranberries are one of the world’s healthiest foods actually. The flavour of cranberries is the perfect counterbalance to sugary sweetness. Rich in anti-oxidants and full of nutrients, theses berries add value to anyone’s diet. There are so many great cranberry recipes available now I thought I’d share a few of my favourites.
Cranberry Recipes to Swoon Over
Cranberries are ridiculously good for you and they are full of vitamin C, E, K and phytonutrients. They are excellent anti-inflammatory foods as well. In fact, cranberries beat out strawberries and blueberries for anti-inflammatory properties. Shocking!
Sandwiches, Smoothies and Appetizers:
This first recipe featuring grilled cheese and cranberries makes me want to make it right this second. We visited St Augustine in October on a girl’s getaway and I have to say that one of my favourite things was this cranberry mustard on a panini sandwich. Off the hook!
LollyJane – Cranberry Turkey Grilled Cheese Sandwich
No Biggie – Cranberry Jalapeno Salsa Cream Cheese Dip
Spend With Pennies – Cranberry Millionaire Salad
The View From Great Island – Cranberry Apple Butter
Wallflower Kitchen – Cranberry Spice Smoothie
Mains and Sides:
Living Well Mom – Cranberry Chicken Salad Wraps
Yellow Bliss Road – Spicy Cranberry Barbecue Meatballs
Peas and Crayons – Honey Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Feta
Cotter Crunch – One Pan Cranberry Balsamic Roasted Chicken
Crunchy Creamy Sweet – Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries
Inside Bru Crew Life – Cranberry Zucchini Slaw
Tastes of Lizzy T – Pear and Cranberry Pie
Inside Bru Crew Life – Sparkling Cranberry White Chocolate Cupcakes
A Spicy Perspective – Vanilla Orange Candied Cranberry
Simply Recipes – Cranberry Upside Down Cake
Crazy For Crust – Cranberry Cinnamon Roll Bake
Spend With Pennies – Cranberry Trifle
Kylee Cooks – Healthy Cranberry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
I Heart Nap Time – Cranberry Banana Bread
Cranberries are Powerful
Cranberries are powerful anti-oxidants. Did you also know that cranberries contain polyphenols as well? Polyphenols have possible effects on the cardiovascular system, immune system and cancer. And much research indicates that cranberries have ability to protect against urinary tract infections. So eat those cranberries and try a few of these cranberry recipes too!
If you love cranberry recipes then you might also enjoy this rhubarb recipe collection.