Cranberry Orange Muffins

Thursday, December 6, 2012
I love cooking during the winter season. I also love cooking during the Holiday season. Seems like the meals and dishes we cook for and during this time of year hold a truly special intoxicating smell that just warms up your soul and brings a great deal of comfort. I hold so many fantastic memories from my childhood when my mom used to spend her days in the kitchen, cooking up a storm for us during the Holidays. It was special, it was magical! Perhaps my passion for cooking was born from those days... All I know is that there is no better time to cook than during those cold, snowy and gloomy days. 

The marriage between orange and cranberry is a perfect combination to celebrate the Holidays. Incorporated into muffins, these flavours will completely charm you. Sublime for those cold mornings, but also for those late brunches or as a nice gift to a loved one. Gather them in a nice festive tin box with some colourful wax paper and you have got yourself a nice holiday treat to give out... or simply keep for yourself!

Yields 12 muffins

2 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 c. cranberries
1 large egg

1/4 tsp orange extract
3/4 c. orange juice

1/4 c. vegetable oil

  • Preheat oven at 400° F. 
  • In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients together. 
  • Stir in the cranberries. 
  • In a small bowl or measuring cup, mix well together the egg, orange extract, orange juice and oil. 
  • Add the orange mixture to the dry ingredients and stir just until moistened. Do NOT over stir your mixture because you will end up with tough muffins! 
  • Spoon into muffin cups or into greased muffin sheet. 
  • Put in the heated oven and bake for 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of your muffins comes out clean. 

19 Fabulous Comments:

Melissa Pezza said...

This looks delicious. I am not a huge cranberry fan but you make it look so good!!

Amanda Lyn said...

Yum, my husband loves these! Thanks for sharing, I'll have to make them!

Kelly R said...

Thank you for the recipe. This looks yummy.

Mama to 4 said...

super yummy! I would gain a ton of weight in your home with all the yummy recipes you make!

Shary said...

I love cranberries! Totally pinned... thank you!

Kim Croisant said...

I can't believe I forgot to buy orange juice yesterday....I could have made these today!!! But I will...cuz I have everything for it and will get OJ today...thanks!!

Mrs. Stephens said...

I love cranberry and orange together they taste so great. Try orange chocolate too its soo good. I think I am pinning this for use on Christmas morning.

Sofia @ From PDX with Love said...

I am not a cranberry fan but these muffins sound amazing!! I can imagine how great they smell....on a side note, I am starving now :)

Mudpiesandtiaras said...

We have made scones like this before YUM

Just Short said...

YUM! Can't wait to try these.

Sam said...

It is that time of season to be baking these yum yums!

Brooke said...

I love that flavor combination and the recipe looks like it would be easy to convert to something paleo friendly for my friends.

MikiHope said...

I love cranberries!! I almost always have some cranberry sauce in my fridge----these muffins sound really good and relatively easy to whip up a batch

Mary Walker said...

These sound really good. I think I will make them for the party tomorrow night.

Tina GivingNSharing said...

I love chopped cranberries in food - especially with walnuts and carrots. YUM! I'll have to try this one!

Suzi Satterfield (@MotherhoodLooms) said...

Oh, this looks delicious! I'm pinning this. :-)

Xmasdolly said...

Those look mighty tasty. Thanks for stopping by, and I'm your latest follower. Nice to meet you. Have a great weekend.

Brie said...

Oooh i love cranberry muffins. These sound scrumptious. Last year I made cranberry cookies with whole wheat flour and coconut oil. They turned out SO good. Shared on twitter!


They look so pretty and yummy! Thanks for the recipe. Happy holidays.

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