Sunday, March 18, 2012

Orange Cranberry Muffins

These gloriously fruity and fresh muffins are inspired by the unseasonably summer-like weather we have been experiencing around these parts even though it's still winter.

These muffins were really easy and came together quickly which is perfect since it left lots of time to enjoy the AMAZING weather!

We hope all is well in wherever you might be reading from.

Cranberry Orange Muffins
Make 12 standard muffins or a whole bunch of mini muffins

1 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tbsp flax seed ground
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
1/4 cup canola oil
1 1/4 cups milk (or sour cream)
3/4 cup fresh cranberries
juice of half an orange

To make the muffins: Preheat the oven 350 degrees. Grease a muffin pan; set aside.
Combine the flour, baking powder, flax seed, and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk the egg until combined, about 20 seconds. Add the sugar and juice and whisk until the mixture is thick and thoroughly combined. Stir int he orange zest until evenly distributed. Slowly whisk the oil into the mixture until combined. Add half the milk, whisking until just combined, repeat with the remaining milk.
Add the flour to the sour cream mixture and fold with a spatula until the batter comes together. Add the cranberries and continue folding the mixture until the berries are evenly distributed (do not over-mix).
Evenly divide the batter in between the cups of the muffin pan (about 2 1/2 tablespoons of batter per cup). Bake for 20-23 minutes, or until light golden brown in color, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Transfer the muffins to a wire cooling rack and allow to cool.


  1. Looks like something I would definitely like to try, though I have got only dried cranberries only.

  2. Hi Medeja,

    These would work just as well with dried cranberries or even dried cherries.


  3. Mmm, I love fresh cranberries in muffins! And they're so good with orange too. That's a combo I haven't done in way too long. I love the whole wheat in these too :D

  4. I was just making these, and just wanted to point out that you didn't mention when to add the orange juice or the flax. I just added them at the end, but you might want to clarify for future readers. They smell great though!

    1. Thank you for pointing that out, Smashley. We have corrected the problem. We hope you enjoyed the muffins!


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