Cranberry Orange Muffins

4 (2 Reviews)
18 servings
35 Minutes

These buttery cranberry orange muffins are wonderful served for breakfast with freshly brewed coffee.


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This is an easy and delicious cranberry orange muffin recipe

Muffin Ingredients




  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (plus one tablespoon)
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar 
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Baking powder
  • one tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • Two tablespoons soften butter
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 egg 
  • 2 cups cranberries 
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (I use pecans)

Use a zester to zest an orange ( I used this zester).🍊

Bake the muffins for 20 to 25 minutes.

Topping option:

If you like a drizzled glaze topping, then omit the orange sugar before baking.

Orange glaze topping 

3/4 cup confectioner’s sugar (powdered sugar)

1/4 teaspoon orange zest

3/4 to 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice (start with 3/4 tablespoon, then add more if needed)

Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth. 

Drizzle over cooled muffins (room temperature).

Enjoy

You can freeze fresh cranberries for up to 12 months. Freezing them ensures you will have whole cranberries all year.

Note: Cranberries are harvested from mid-September to early November.

Cranberry Orange Muffins

4 (2 Reviews)

Recipe details

  • 18 servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes|Cook time: 20 Minutes|Total time: 35 Minutes

Ingredients


Instructions


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Mix the dry ingredients, then use a pastry blender to incorporate the butter.
Using a zester, zest one tablespoon of an orange.
Add egg, orange juice, and zest in flour mixture.
Rinse and dry cranberries. Place 1 ½ cups of the cranberries in a bowl with one tablespoon of flour. Coat the cranberries with flour.
Fold in chopped nuts and flour coated cranberries
Line a muffin tin with paper liners or butter the pan.
Using a muffin scoop, fill the muffin tins.
Sprinkle orange sugar (see recipe in the notes) over the tops and add cranberries to the top of the m¼uffins. Cut large ones in half.
Bake until the muffin tops are golden and just firm, 17 - 20 minutes.

Orange Sugar Topping

In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1 ½ teaspoon orange zest

Tips

  • Topping option:
  • If you like a drizzled glaze topping, then omit the orange sugar before baking.
  • Orange glaze topping
  • 3/4  cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange zest
  • 3/4 to 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice (start with 3/4 tablespoon, then add more if needed)
  • Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth.
  • Drizzle over cooled muffins.
  • Enjoy😊

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4 (2 Reviews)

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  • KLI122
    KLI122
    on Jan 19, 2021

    Looks yummy. I was looking for a recipe to use up a bag of fresh cranberries. Where van I get the carb count for these muffins?

  • Kippi | Kippi At Home
    Kippi | Kippi At Home
    on Jan 20, 2021

    You are going to love it

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