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easy cranberry orange muffins
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Easy Cranberry Orange Muffins

Fresh cranberries and  oranges combined to make delicious muffins. A perfect addition to any Brunch. Great for Holidays too! Make a double batch and freeze some because these are so tasty!
Course Baking, Breakfast/Snack, Brunch, Holiday, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 237kcal


  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • non-stick cooking spray


  • Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.  Spray muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • Zest the oranges and finely chop the zest, set aside. Juice the oranges and set aside the juice.
  • Use a food processor to coarsely chop the cranberries and walnuts.  Feel free to use a knife to chop the cranberries and walnuts. Set mixture aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and the 1/2 cup of sugar. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the orange juice, melted butter and egg to blend ingredients together. 
  • Slowly whisk together the orange juice mixture into the flour mix. Stir to just combine ingredients.  Add in the cranberries, nuts and orange zest to gently combine ingredients.    
  • Divide the batter evenly into the 12 muffin tins.  Sprinkle the Tablespoon of sugar evenly on the muffins.  
  • Bake the muffins for  25 minutes.  Use a toothpick to check if muffins are done. Insert a toothpick into the center of the muffins. Toothpick should come out clean.  Remove muffin tray from oven and let cool. Store muffins wrapped in plastic wrap or in a covered tin, 


  • Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and portion sizes.


Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 0.4mg