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Cranberry Orange Muffins

These beautiful, buttery muffins are bursting with flavor. You will love these cranberry orange muffins! This recipe is so easy to make and comes together in just a few minutes. These muffins are perfect for fall mornings or to enjoy in the afternoon with a cup of tea!

baked cranberry orange muffins cut in half

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While I enjoy pumpkin and apple, one of my favorite flavors of the season is cranberry. So, I get a little excited when I start to see these beauties arriving at my local market. On a recent trip, a few bags made their way into my basket.

Since then, I have been enjoying them. Last week I had made these pretty DIY Holiday Jars and I set aside a bag for this Sparkling Cranberry Orange Sangria that I will be making for Thanksgiving. With the third bag, I decided to bake a little treat.

Filled with plump berries and fresh orange zest, these cranberry orange muffins are bursting with flavor! They are so easy to make and require ingredients you probably already have on hand. These muffins are a great way to start your day!

cranberry muffin dry ingredients

Why You’ll Love these Cranberry Orange Muffins

  • You will love the combination of the sweet and tart flavors in these beautiful muffins. Cranberry and orange are flavors that complement each other so well.
  • These cranberry orange muffins only require only 8 staple ingredients plus fresh cranberries and the zest of an orange.
  • They are quick and easy to make, using just one mixing bowl.
  • They are versatile. Top with a brown sugar crumb, or a simple confectioner’s sugar glaze.
  • These muffins freeze well. Make a batch now and enjoy them later.

Cranberry Orange Muffin Ingredients

  • Flour – all purpose
  • Baking powder
  • Sugar – white granulated
  • Salt – this will enhance flavor
  • Orange juice – pulp or no pulp, it’s your choice!
  • Unsalted butter – melted
  • Egg – this provides structure
  • Grated orange rind
  • Cranberries – whole or chopped
collage of process of making cranberry orange muffins

How to Make Cranberry Orange Muffins

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line your muffin tins with liners or use non-stick spray to grease.
  2. Sift the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
  3. With a rubber spatula, fold in cranberries.
  4.  Mix in the remaining wet ingredients. The batter will be completely wet, but lumpy.
  5. Fill your muffin tin about 2/3 full. Sprinkle tops with sugar sprinkles.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 – 25 minutes, until golden brown and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Tips

  • Be mindful to not over-mix your muffin batter. If you use an electric mixer, only beat this batter for about 10 seconds.
  • Fill your muffin tin about 2/3 full.
cranberry orange muffins cut in half

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cranberry orange muffins cut in half

Cranberry Orange Muffins

These beautiful, buttery muffins are bursting with flavor. You will love these cranberry orange muffins! This recipe is so easy to make and comes together in just a few minutes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins

Equipment

  • 1 muffin tin

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tsp grated orange rind
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries chopped or whole

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line your muffin tins with liners or use non-stick spray to grease.
  • Sift the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl.With a rubber spatula, fold in cranberries. 
  • Mix in the remaining wet ingredients. The batter will be completely wet, but lumpy.
  • Fill your muffin tin about 2/3 full. Sprinkle tops with sugar sprinkles.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 20 – 25 minutes, until golden brown and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Notes

  • Be mindful to not over-mix your muffin batter. If you use an electric mixer, only beat this batter for about 10 seconds.
  • Fill your muffin tin about 2/3 full.
Keyword baking, cranberry orange muffins, muffins

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6 Comments

  1. I love cranberries but have never baked them in muffins before! They look so yummy, I’m going to have to give this a try! They would be perfect for breakfast on Thanksgiving day!

    1. Oh, thank you so much, Donna! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family does! Hope you’re having a great week!

  2. Yummmm! You’ve definitely inspired me to bake…we were just talking about making cranberry-orange foods earlier today!

    1. Thanks so much, Janet! Cranberry and orange is such a great combination of flavors! I hope you enjoy this recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    These look so yummy, I’ve been wanting to make something with cranberries thank you for the recipe, pinning!! Hugs, Tanya

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