ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Cranberry, Orange, Sugar Muffins

Updated on January 15, 2015

Have Leftover Whole Cranberries?

Cranberries are great for around the holidays, which is why I always have them in the fridge, but forgot I had a half a bag left over. They were still fresh looking so I didn't want to waste them so I made these muffins. I got the basic recipe from an old cookbook but changed it a bit to my make it my own.

I also had just one orange so I decided to add that to the recipe. As you probably know cranberries and oranges go so well together. If I had some orange liquor I would have added that too, but I didn't, but you can if you have it. There is a lot of orange juice in it so it's has a lot of vitamin C plus all the benefits of cranberries.

Besides that, muffins are so good for breakfast, after school snack or a mid-afternoon snack for the adults or for coffee in the evening, or anytime. They are very versatile. Hope you get to try these. You can re-arrange or add ingredients to make it your own too. Enjoy!

Photos of Cranberry Orange Sugar Muffins

Ready to eat muffins
Ready to eat muffins | Source
Mixing the chopped cranberries and sugar
Mixing the chopped cranberries and sugar | Source
Blending the flour and cold butter
Blending the flour and cold butter | Source
Mixing all ingredients
Mixing all ingredients | Source
Topping unbaked muffins with coarse sugar
Topping unbaked muffins with coarse sugar | Source
Close up of unbaked muffin with sugar
Close up of unbaked muffin with sugar | Source

Please Vote

5 stars from 1 rating of Cranberry, Orange, Sugar Muffins

About the Recipe

  • The quickest way to chop the cranberries is in the food processor. You can use a blender if you don't have a food processor, but be careful not to fill the blender to high or the cranberries will not chop evenly.
  • You can add some orange liquor to the recipe too which will enhance the taste or the orange.
  • Also chocolate chips will be a good addition to this recipe.

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: Makes 24 muffins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh cranberries, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup butter, cold
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups orange juice
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • the grated rind of 1 orange
  • several tablespoons coarse sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease muffin pans.
  2. Combine the chopped cranberries and sugar and set aside. In a large bowl, mix the flour and cold butter with a pastry blender till the mixture looks coarse.
  3. Stir in the orange juice and eggs until the mixture is lightly moistened. Gently stir in the cranberry/sugar mixture till well blended with a wooden spoon.
  4. Spoon batter into the muffin pans and top with the coarse sugar. How much is up to you.
  5. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out dry when inserted in the middle.

Health Benefits of Cranberries

FYI Cranberries are high in Vitamins C,E & K and also a good source of fiber. So, having dried cranberries on hand for your salads or additions to oatmeal or other cereals is a good idea.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thank you MyMastiffPuppies, I'm glad to oblige. Hope you enjoy them. They freeze well if you make a lot of them.

      Blessings to you.

    • MyMastiffPuppies profile image

      MyMastiffPuppies 

      3 years ago

      So glad you shared this recipe! I love cranberry/orage muffins but did not have a recipe to make them from scratch. Can't wait to share them with my family.

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Sure you can. You can still chop them and add the sugar. Thanks for stopping by, Blessings.

    • faythef profile image

      Faythe Payne 

      3 years ago from USA

      These look so good..I wonder if I could hydrate my dry cranberries to make this.

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thank you so much. I appreciate you letting me know that you made the muffins and liked them. Everyone has different tastes so I'm never sure how others will like my recipes. Thanks again.

      Blessings.

    • Risa Stewart profile image

      Marisa K. Rouse 

      3 years ago from North Carolina

      I made the Blackberry Cheesecake and Banana muffins last night so we had them for breakfast. I had never had Blackberry jam. It's such a sweet treat! Thank you for the recipe. Big hit with my husband & daughter Mallory Jo.

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      You're welcome. Thanks for viewing my hub.

      Blessings.

    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 

      3 years ago from Germany

      Yummy! This sounds good. I still have cranberries left from Christmas. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thanks for looking in at my recipes. Blessings again.

    • pstraubie48 profile image

      Patricia Scott 

      3 years ago from sunny Florida

      These look divine. Cranberries and oranges are so flavorful together.

      Pinning

      Angels are once again on the way to you ps

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thank you Taylor and Risa. Other people's opinions always mean a lot to me.

      Blessings to both of you.

    • Risa Stewart profile image

      Marisa K. Rouse 

      3 years ago from North Carolina

      Looks so good!

    • Taylor Hiers profile image

      Taylor G. Hiers 

      3 years ago from Macon, GA

      Yummy! Definitely going to give this a try soon!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)