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Cranberry Orange Muffins

Cranberry Orange Muffins are quick and simple to make from scratch!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cranberry Orange Muffins
Servings: 12
Calories: 228kcal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp orange zest from 1-2 oranges
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup orange juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 1/2 cups cranberries fresh or unthawed frozen


  • Preheat an oven to 420F (215C). Grease a 12-cup muffin pan with baking spray or line with cupcake liners.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and orange zest.
  • In a second bowl, whisk together the egg, melted butter, vanilla extract, milk, and orange juice until blended. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture, stirring just combined and everything is evenly moistened. It is ok if the batter is slightly lumpy.
  • Using a silicone spatula, fold in the cranberries just until evenly distributed, do not overmix. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin pan, filling the cups all the way to the top.
  • Bake for 5 minutes at 420F (215C), then keeping the muffins in the oven, lower the oven temperature to 350F (180C) and bake for 15-20 more minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean and the muffins are golden on top.
  • Transfer the pan to a cooling rack and let the muffins cool for 5 minutes. Remove the muffins from the pan and let cool to room temperature on the rack.
  • To make the glaze, start by adding 1 Tbsp orange juice to the powdered sugar. Add more juice until the glaze is thick and has the desired consistency. Drizzle over cooled muffins.


Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 318IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1mg