Cranberry Orange Muffins

Cranberry Orange Muffins are stuffed with dried cranberries, cranberry and  orange juices with a sweet crystal  sugar topping  for extra crunch.
Cranberry Orange Muffins

Cranberry Orange Muffins

By  Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Cranberry Orange Muffins is my recipe of the day with  the blogging group  Muffin Monday.  We post our favorite muffin recipes  for the month on  the very last  Monday.

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Cranberry Orange Muffins

Orange and Cranberry Muffins

Today I am sharing muffins with some  of  my favorite Autumn flavors:  cranberry and orange. To me they reflect the best tastes of the season and are perfect for breakfast treats throughout the season.

Muffins with Dried Cranberries and Fruit  Juice

I have combined  dried cranberries  with the tastes of  cranberry juice and orange juice as well. Together they  offer a full  berry flavor without  excessive tartness or moisture that fresh cranberries sometimes  produce.

A topping of crystal sugars  offers a  bit  of extra crunch as well  as an attractive sparkle. These muffins are sure to be a favorite with your morning crew.

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Cranberry Orange Muffins

Cranberry Orange Muffins

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Cranberry Orange Muffins

Cranberry Orange Muffins

Sue Lau
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 19 minutes
Course Bread, Muffins, Quick Bread
Cuisine American
Servings 15
Calories 202 kcal


  • muffin tins


Wet Mixture:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup cooled melted butter
  • 1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate (thawed)
  • 3/4 cup cranberry juice blend
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Dry Mixture:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons powdered milk
  • Stir-Ins:
  • 1/2 cup dried sweetened cranberries
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans or walnuts


  • 1/4 cup coarse crystal sugar


  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Mix together the wet ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
  • Stir together the dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
  • Then combine the wet and dry ingredients gently to create a smooth batter.
  • Fold in the stir-ins.
  • Divide batter into a 15-cavity muffin tin that has been sprayed with baker's release spray or greased liberally; sprinkle tops with coarse sugar.
  • Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until a toothpick can be inserted and removed without wet batter sticking to it.
  • Cool in pan ten minutes then turn out muffins to finish cooling on a wire rack.


From the kitchen of


Calories: 202kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 4gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 191mgPotassium: 113mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 206IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 1mg
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5 responses

  1. What a delicious muffin perfect for the season! Love the flavors and love how you used frozen orange concentrate. Can’t waiti to try it.

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