When you hear the word “cranberries,” you probably think about Thanksgiving and cranberry sauce. That’s especially true this time of year, and it’s no surprise that November is the month we celebrate National Cranberry Day and Eat a Cranberry Day.
While cranberries are a traditional part of the holiday menu, we should be eating them all year round. Cranberries can be a delicious part of recipes, both sweet and savory. They pair well with so many flavors including other fruits, nuts and grains. They’re also really healthy. Read Why Cranberries Are an Inexpensive Superfood You Should Add to Your Diet.
Of course, we have amazing cranberry sauce recipes to help you during the holidays – check out this Traditional Cranberry Sauce, Spiced Cranberry, Ginger and Pear Sauce, Cranberry-Pineapple Sauce, and this Cranberry and Clementine Chutney.
But there are so many other exciting recipes in which to use cranberries. Read 6 Incredible Ways to Cook with Cranberries and then let’s go beyond the sauce with these 10 recipes using cranberries in all different ways.
1. Spelt Salad With Oranges, Cranberries, and Feta
Salads don’t have to be boring. This Spelt Salad with Oranges, Cranberries, and Feta is a seasonal work of art. It’s hearty, comforting, and bursting with flavor. The juicy oranges, tangy cranberries, and salty feta complement the nutty grain serving as the base of this spelt salad.
2. Cranberry and Mint Cream Scones
Making scones isn’t as hard as you think but if you need a little extra motivation, just look at these Cranberry and Mint Cream Scones. Cranberries and mint are a wonderful combination of tart and bright. These would be perfect with a cup of tea and a good book.
3. Almond Butter Cranberry Fudge Bites
These Almond Butter Cranberry Fudge Bites are a perfect treat. They have cranberries, dates, nuts, oats, and almond butter. Make them with homemade roasted almond butter or store-bought but make them. These are going to disappear quickly.
4. Pumpkin Spice Empanadas With Apple Cinnamon Cranberry Filling
Call them empanadas, hand pies, or turnovers but just be sure to call us when you make these Pumpkin Spice Empanadas with Apple Cinnamon Cranberry Filling. The crust is crisp on the edges, yet tender, and delicately pumpkin-flavored with a touch of pie spices while the filling is bursting with cinnamon infused apples and tart cranberries. They are sweet and neat little mini pies, no forks necessary.
5. Sweet Potato Risotto With Sausage, Brussels Sprouts, and Cranberries
This Sweet Potato Risotto with Sausage, Brussels Sprouts and Cranberries is a dish you’ll want on your table at the holidays and every day. Creamy orange sweet potatoes and plump grains of rice create a comforting bowl of autumn goodness. It makes a full and impressive meal when topped with crunchy sprouts, tart dried cranberries and succulent pieces of vegan sausage.
6. Cranberry Walnut Chia Pudding
This Cranberry Walnut Chia Pudding is a perfect recipe for breakfast or dessert. It’s high in fiber and healthy fat from the coconut milk and chia seeds so it will fill you up. All you have to do is measure and stir, and you’ll have a healthy breakfast for the whole week!
7. Raw Lucuma and Cranberry Cinnamon Buns
If you like the aroma and taste of cinnamon buns, you’ll love these Raw Lucuma and Cranberry Cinnamon Buns. They’re raw, so they’re good for you, but they’re still delicious, gooey, and yummy with a cranberry and date filling that’s sweet and satisfying.
8. Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes With Cranberry Maple Syrup
These healthy Pumpkin Pancakes will make you forget the snooze alarm and jump out of bed. They’re moist, fluffy, and bursting with fall flavors. When drizzled with a cranberry maple syrup, you are sure to have a perfect fall breakfast.
9. Green Bean and Wild Rice Salad
This Green Bean and Wild Rice Salad is delicious warm or cold. It’s hearty and makes a delicious side or main dish. Crunchy almonds, chewy cranberries, and sun-dried tomatoes, tangy olives, and hearty wild rice provide an interesting mix of textures that will have you craving more!
10. Cranberry and Pumpkin Breakfast Loaf
The recipe for this Cranberry and Pumpkin Breakfast Loaf will become a new tradition in your family for years to come. With seasonal flavors of maple syrup, pumpkin, cranberries, and pumpkin pie spice, this loaf will be everyone’s favorite for breakfast, lunch or any time of day.
Cranberry sauce is delicious and an important part of the holiday menu. These recipes will show you that these little tart jewels are perfect in other recipes as well, sweet or savory, and always delicious.
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