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Cranberry Orange Muffins

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Start your morning off with cranberry orange muffins. Moist yet fluffy muffins with the bright flavor of orange and tart sweetness from the cranberries.

Cranberry Orange Muffin recipe

There is just something about the flavor combination of cranberry and orange that makes me think of Christmas. Today I am sharing my cranberry orange muffin recipe. It’s an easy recipe to make cranberry orange muffins from scratch.

While you can certainly make these muffins year round they are great to make around Christmas time for breakfast, brunch or host gifts. Also try my other favorite apple cinnamon muffins.

Are you looking for a quick bread recipe? Try this cranberry orange bread or eggnog bread.

Cranberry Orange Muffins

Cranberry orange muffins ingredients

  • Muffin Pan
  • Cupcake Liners
  • 2 Cups of Flour
  • 1 1/4 Cup of Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons of Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1/2 Cup of Milk
  • 1/2 Cup of Melted Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • Zest of 1 Orange
  • Juice of 1 Orange
  • 1 1/2 Cups of Cranberries, Halved

How to make cranberry orange muffins

To make these muffins, start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tins with cup cake liners.

In a medium sized bowl mix together your dry ingredients of flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. One at a time add eggs and milk. Add melted butter, orange zest, juice and stir.

Using a silicone spatula fold in cranberries.  Pour batter into muffin tins. I prefer muffin tins that bake 12 muffins at a time like this one. Tip: I like to use an ice cream scoop to add batter to the muffin liners. This will ensure even and uniform muffins.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Let cool for a bit and enjoy!

Yield: 12 muffins

Cranberry Orange Muffins

Cranberry Orange Muffin recipe

Start your morning off with cranberry orange muffins. The recipe is simple to make and packed with a sweet yet tart flavors.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups of Flour
  • 1 1/4 Cup of Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons of Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1/2 Cup of Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup of Melted Butter
  • Zest of 1 Orange
  • Juice of 1 Orange (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 1/2 Cups of Cranberries, halved

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tins with cup cake liners.
  2. In a medium sized bowl mixed dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder and salt).
  3. Add milk and eggs one at a time.
  4. Add melted butter, orange zest, juice and stir.
  5. Fold in cranberries.
  6. Pour batter into muffin tins.
  7. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
Cranberry Orange Muffins

Can you freeze cranberry orange muffins?

Yes, you can freeze these muffins in an air tight container for 3 months.

Can you use frozen cranberries?

Fresh cranberries can nearly be impossible to find year round. Frozen cranberries work well. Do not thaw just add them to the batter and adjust baking time if needed.

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