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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

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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.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 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.

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      MyMastiffPuppies 2 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.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 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.

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      Faythe F. 2 years ago from USA

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

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      Rachel L Alba 2 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.

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      Marisa K. Rouse 2 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.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      You're welcome. Thanks for viewing my hub.

      Blessings.

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

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

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thanks for looking in at my recipes. Blessings again.

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      Patricia Scott 2 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

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      Rachel L Alba 2 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.

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      Marisa K. Rouse 2 years ago from North Carolina

      Looks so good!

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      Taylor G. Hiers 2 years ago from Macon, GA

      Yummy! Definitely going to give this a try soon!