Honey Corn Muffins with Kickin’ Cranberry Sauce

February 14, 2013 by Jenny Melrose

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I have the absolute perfect honey corn muffin with kickin’ cranberry sauce to go with any of those cold weather soups that you’ve been cooking up to stay warm in this winter weather.  The honey corn muffins are great by themselves, but the kickin’ cranberry sauce puts them over the edge.  The cranberry sauce includes fresh cranberries that give them a sweet, tart taste that is kicked up a notch with the addition of horseradish.  So good!

Honey Corn Muffins with Kickin Cranberry Sauce

The honey corn muffins are adapted from the fabulous recipe from A Farmgirl’s Dabbles.  The adaptations were made due to my lack of ingredients and luckily for me worked perfectly for the muffins.  These muffins were go perfectly with just about any soup, but we are partial to my Italian Wedding Soup and Crockpot Turkey Chili.

Honey Cornbread Muffins

I have to be honest though.  My favorite part of these muffins is definitely the Kickin’ Cranberry Sauce.  I had made the sauce for an appetizer that went on crackers on top of cream cheese.  Yum, of course because of the cream cheese, but I literally wanted to just eat the cranberry sauce by itself.  Did I mention that I don’t like fresh cranberry sauce?  Well, this cranberry sauce totally changed my mind.

Honey Corn Muffins with Cranberry Sauce


Honey Corn Muffins with Kickin’ Cranberry Sauce
Recipe Type: Side
Author: Jenny @ The NY Melrose Family
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Serves: 12
  • Honey Corn Muffins:
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • Kickin’ Cranberry Sauce
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 12 oz. fresh cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  1. For the muffins:
  2. Preheat oven to 375 F. Spray a muffin tray with baking spray.
  3. Combine all dry ingredients and then stir in wet ingredients. Place the mixture into the prepared muffin tray and bake for 15 minutes.
  4. For the Cranberry Sauce:
  5. In a large saucepan bring sugars and water to a boil over medium heat. Stir in cranberries and return to a boil. Cook for 10 minutes or until thickened.
  6. Let cool. Stir in horseradish and mustard. The sauce can be refrigerated and kept similar to jelly.




  • Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life

    Yum. These sound delicious and interesting at the same time. Printed and going to try these this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

  • Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes}

    Yummy! Just saw your link for these corn muffins over at Six Sisters and had to come and check out the recipe 🙂 I’d love for you to stop by and link up a few recipes at my weekend link party “The Weekend re-Treat” that is going on right now too!


    Hope to see you there!

  • Jeni

    They sound delicious!

  • Meg @ Sweet Twist

    These sound wonderful! Honey and corn sounds like a great combo.

    • Jenny Melrose

      The topping puts them over the top!

  • Mel

    mmm I would eat that sauce on it’s own too

    • Jenny Melrose

      Try it over a thin layer of cream cheese on crackers. Delicious!

  • Meg

    I found your blog through {Just Something I Whipped Up} link party….thanks for sharing this recipe looks delicious! Looking forward to trying this out.

    xoxo, Meg

  • Diana Rambles

    Cranberry season is over BUT I have a few frozen bags of it that I can use for this. Woot!

    • Jenny Melrose

      I love it when you can find a recipe that uses ingredients that you have in stock.

  • Chrissy

    Jenny, these look delicious!! Would you consider sharing this and any other projects that you might have over at my Pinterest Power party?



  • Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes}

    These muffins look so delicious! So glad you shared them at last weekends link party @The Weekend re-Treat!
    Also pinned this to my Link Party Recipe Board 🙂

    Hope you can link up again this weekend!

    • Jenny Melrose

      Thanks so much Shauna. I’ll be sure to stop in.

  • Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain

    Thank you so much for sharing your delicious recipe with us at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you are having a GREAT week! ~Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain~

  • Shikibu

    I like your new background! I love a tukrey burger but haven’t had one with cranberry sauce before. It makes perfect sense though. Your picture of the burger is excellent 😀

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