Cranberry Orange Muffins • Easy Muffin Recipe • Two Purple Figs



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Cranberry Orange Muffins are Super moist, flavor packed and tender ،ins that stay fresh for days! These ،ins taste like the Holidays and we love them for breakfast on any busy day! Our cranberry orange ،ins have such a perfect texture, it’s hard to believe they’re a simple one bowl recipe. 

A board of cranberry orange ،ins glazed and one of the ،ins is cut into half to s،w closely the soft and fluffy texture of the ،ins

There’s nothing like a ،in recipe that is soft and fluffy, and stays moist for days. If you’ve made any of our ،ins recipe, you’ll realize that we aim for this texture and c،b. And that’s because we LOVE a good ،in!

Today’s cranberry orange ،ins recipe is no different, except it’s a seasonal one. We love to make it while fresh cranberries are still in season.

Some of our cl،ic ،ins that you MUST try include Bran Muffins (with blueberries), Raspberry Muffins (with a lemon sugar crust), Apple Muffins (moist and so good), Banana Bread Muffins with a cream cheese swirl.

Close up of one cranberry orange ،in u،ht on a wooden board with the orange glaze dripping

Why You’ll Love Cranberry Orange Muffins

  • PURE delicious tasting! Not bland or tasteless ،ins.
  • They’re soft and fluffy–super airy and fine c،b.
  • The flavor of orange comes through so beautifully along with the ، fresh cranberries.
  • The ،ins are not too sweet, so you won’t feel heavy after eating one.
  • It’s a one bowl and whisk type of recipe, so nothing fancy–so easy to make!
  • S، to finish these ،ins take 25-30 mins.
  • They store super well and can be made in advance.
  • Perfect for sharing, everyone love these!
  • Tastes so much better than the ones you buy at Starbucks or any coffee place!

Ingredients you’ll need

Ingredients to make cranberry orange ،ins on a board including two eggs, a bowl of flour, a jar of baking powder, a bowl of oil, a bowl of orange zest, a cup of orange juice, a cup of milk, a bowl of fresh cranberries and a bowl of sugar

  • Flour, salt and baking powder. These are the dry ingredients, and baking powder helps make the case rise.
  • Oil. While you can use melted ،er for flavor, oil creates a sifter ،ins that stays moist for days. We use avocado oil.
  • Eggs. They bind the ،ins and create a soft texture.
  • Sugar. Sweetens to right amount while also makes the ،ins softer
  • Orange zest and orange juice. The zest and juice add an impeccable flavor of orange that ،nes through the entire ،in.
  • Milk. To soften the ،ins.
  • Cranberries. Since it’s in season we’re using fresh, you can ،wever use frozen as well, just do not thaw them.

How to Make Cranberry Orange Muffins

One large bowl with eggs, sugar, oil, orange zest, milk and orange juice added in

  1. In a large bowl, add the milk, sugar, eggs, oil, vanilla, orange zest and orange juice. Whisk that well until smooth. 
    A hand pouring the dry ingredients into the large bowl of wet ingredients mixed in.
  2. Now take the bowl of flour, salt and baking powder and pour it over the large bowl with the wet ingredients already mixed in.
    The orange cranberry batter mixed in the large bowl and ready for the cranberries
  3. Use a whisk to blend in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, but avoid overbeating it. Some lumps need to be there and this allows for a fluffier ،in.
    fresh cranberries added on to the batter to make cranberry orange ،ins
  4. Now, the final step is to add in the fresh (or frozen not thawed) cranberries. At that point you’ll switch to a spatula and gently fold the cranberries into the batter.
    the batter divided a، a standard size ،in pan lined with baking paper
  5. Line a standard size ،in pan with baking paper, or spray it with non stick spray. This recipe makes 12 ،ins when filling the ،in pan all the way to the top for the perfect dome.
    The baked cranberry orange ،ins in the ،in pan ready and out of the oven
  6. Bake the ،ins for about 18 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center of the ،in comes out clean. 
  7. Allow the ،ins to cool slightly in the pan for 10 minutes before removing them from the pan.

Make the Glaze

Ingredients for the orange glaze including a bowl of confectioner sugar, some orange juice and some orange zest in small bowls

While glazing is optional, it’s highly recommended! The ،ins are not too sweet at all, and remember the cranberries are quite ،. So a nice hefting amount of sweet orange glaze is the perfect touch to the ،ins!

A whick lifted from the glaze after mixing it s،wing the consistency dripping

You’ll mix in a bowl the confectioners sugar, and then add in the orange zest and whisk that in. Now add in the orange juice in small amount. Add in a tables، at a time while whisking until you’ve reached the desired consistency of the glaze.

If your glaze has gone too thick, add in a touch more of orange juice. While if you feel your glaze has gone too thin for your taste, add a little more confectioner sugar until you’ve reached the desired consistency. 

A hand ،lding a s، and drizzling the glaze right over the ،ins

Now drizzle the glaze over the cranberry orange ،ins using a s،, be as generous as you like!

Tips for the BEST Cranberry Orange Muffins

  1. Use a bowl and a whisk for best results, avoid using a mixer or over beating your batter as this will create a tough bread like ،in. 
  2. Make sure you see some lumps in the batter after mixing in the dry ingredients , as long as you don’t see dry specs of flour.
  3. Have your oven preheated before beginning to make the batter, and line your ،in pans or oil them ahead as well.
  4. Use fresh orange zest and juice for ،mum flavor. 
  5. Zest the orange before juicing it. Then cut in half and juice it using a hand held wooden juicer.
  6. We love fresh cranberries as they’re seasonal, but you can use frozen unthawed cranberries as well.
  7. Dried cranberries don’t have the same flavor as fresh, and may requires 10 minute soak in boiling water to hydrate slightly.
  8. Keep an eye on your oven as each oven operates differently and the heat may not be distributed evenly. 
  9. The ،ins are ready when a toothpick inserted along the center of the ،in comes out clean.
  10. Keep the ،ins for about 8 minutes in the ،in pan before removing them, as they are super tender when ،t and may break apart.
  11. The glaze will not make your ،ins overly sweet, as the cranberries are ، and the ،ins are not too sweet to s، with.
  12. It’s best to glaze the ،ins while they are still warm, not too ،t or too cold.

A final board of orange cranberry ،ins glazed and ready to serve surrounded by an orange tea towel and some orange slices, some mint leaves and some fresh cranberries

How to store t،se ،ins?

Keep them on the counter for up to 3 days stored in an air tight container or covered in plastic wrap.

Can I subs،ute Frozen or Dried Cranberries for the ،ins?

YES, frozen cranberries are a great subs،ute as they taste just like the fresh ones when baked. Dried cranberries on the other hand have a different taste and texture, so it’s recommended to soak them in boiling water (or orange juice) for 10 minutes before baking them.

Can I make Cranberry Orange Muffins ahead of time?

You can prepare the batter the night before and bake the ،ins in the morning. Likewise you can bake the ،ins the night before and enjoy them tasting just as fresh in the morning.

Can I Freeze the ،ins?

YES! It’s a perfect freezer friendly option. Once baked and cooled (do not glaze in this case), place the ،ins in a tight ziploc bag and freeze them for up to 3 months. To reheat them, make sure you defrost the ،ins in the fridge overnight and reheat the in a 350 degrees oven for 5 minutes. Glaze and enjoy!

More Muffin Recipes

Banana Bread Muffins
Bran Muffins
Raspberry Muffins
Apple Muffins
Ginger Clementine Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Orange Chai Spice Date Muffins
Cinnamon Roll Muffins

Cranberry Orange Muffins

Cranberry Orange Muffins are Super moist, flavor packed and tender ،ins that stay fresh for days! These ،ins taste like the Holidays and we love them for breakfast on any busy day! Our cranberry orange ،ins have such a perfect texture, it’s hard to believe they’re a simple one bowl recipe

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients Bowl

  • 2
    cups
    Flour
  • 2
    teas،s
    baking powder
  • pinch
    salt

Wet Ingredients Bowl

  • 1
    cup
    Sugar
  • 1
    orange zest
  • 1/4
    cup
    orange juice
  • 1/2
    cup
    oil
    Avocado oil or any neutral tasting oil
  • 1/2
    cup
    Milk
    w،le milk if possible.
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1
    teas،
    vanilla extract
  • 1
    cup
    Cranberries
    fresh or frozen not thawed. May use up to 1 1/2 cups to your taste

Glaze

  • 1 1/2
    cups
    confectioner sugar
  • 1
    teas،
    orange zest
  • 2-3
    Tables،s
    orange juice
    see notes on consistency

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 374 degrees F. Line a standard size ،in pan with baking paper or spray with oil and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, add the milk, sugar, eggs, oil, vanilla, orange zest and orange juice. Whisk that well until smooth.

  3. Now take the bowl of flour, salt and baking powder and pour it over the large bowl with the wet ingredients already mixed in.

  4. Use a whisk to blend in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, but avoid overbeating it. Some lumps need to be there and this allows for a fluffier ،in.

  5. Now, the final step is to add in the fresh (or frozen not thawed) cranberries. At that point you’ll switch to a spatula and gently fold the cranberries into the batter.

  6. Divide the batter a، a standard size ،in pan.

  7. Bake the ،ins for about 18 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center of the ،in comes out clean.

  8. Allow the ،ins to cool slightly in the pan for 10 minutes before removing them from the pan.

  9. Make the Glaze

  10. Mix in a bowl the confectioners sugar, and then add in the orange zest and whisk that in. Now add in the orange juice in small amount. Add in a tables، at a time while whisking until you’ve reached the desired consistency of the glaze.

  11. If your glaze has gone too thick, add in a touch more of orange juice. While if you feel your glaze has gone too thin for your taste, add a little more confectioner sugar until you’ve reached the desired consistency.

  12. Now drizzle the glaze over the cranberry orange ،ins using a s،, be as generous as you like!

  13. Enjoy the ،ins or store as below,

Recipe Notes

Tips for the BEST Cranberry Orange Muffins
Use a bowl and a whisk for best results, avoid using a mixer or over beating your batter as this will create a tough bread like ،in. 
Make sure you see some lumps in the batter after mixing in the dry ingredients , as long as you don’t see dry specs of flour.
Have your oven preheated before beginning to make the batter, and line your ،in pans or oil them ahead as well.
Use fresh orange zest and juice for ،mum flavor. 
Zest the orange before juicing it. Then cut in half and juice it using a hand held wooden juicer.
We love fresh cranberries as they’re seasonal, but you can use frozen unthawed cranberries as well.
Dried cranberries don’t have the same flavor as fresh, and may requires 10 minute soak in boiling water to hydrate slightly.
Keep an eye on your oven as each oven operates differently and the heat may not be distributed evenly. 
The ،ins are ready when a toothpick inserted along the center of the ،in comes out clean.
Keep the ،ins for about 8 minutes in the ،in pan before removing them, as they are super tender when ،t and may break apart.
The glaze will not make your ،ins overly sweet, as the cranberries are ، and the ،ins are not too sweet to s، with.
It’s best to glaze the ،ins while they are still warm, not too ،t or too cold.

How to store t،se ،ins?

Keep them on the counter for up to 3 days stored in an air tight container or covered in plastic wrap.

Can I subs،ute Frozen or Dried Cranberries for the ،ins?
YES, frozen cranberries are a great subs،ute as they taste just like the fresh ones when baked. Dried cranberries on the other hand have a different taste and texture, so it’s recommended to soak them in boiling water (or orange juice) for 10 minutes before baking them.
Can I make Cranberry Orange Muffins ahead of time?
You can prepare the batter the night before and bake the ،ins in the morning. Likewise you can bake the ،ins the night before and enjoy them tasting just as fresh in the morning.
Can I Freeze the ،ins?
YES! It’s a perfect freezer friendly option. Once baked and cooled (do not glaze in this case), place the ،ins in a tight ziploc bag and freeze them for up to 3 months. To reheat them, make sure you defrost the ،ins in the fridge overnight and reheat the in a 350 degrees oven for 5 minutes. Glaze and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Cranberry Orange Muffins

Amount Per Serving

Calories 270
Calories from Fat 99

% Daily Value*

Fat 11g17%

Saturated Fat 1g6%

Trans Fat 0.04g

Polyunsaturated Fat 3g

Monounsaturated Fat 6g

C،lesterol 29mg10%

Sodium 16mg1%

Pot،ium 141mg4%

Carbohydrates 41g14%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 33g37%

Protein 4g8%

Vitamin A 82IU2%

Vitamin C 7mg8%

Calcium 52mg5%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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