These Orange Cranberry Muffins are fragrant and moist, perfect with a cup of tea or coffee!
I love baking up a batch of muffins to warm up the house during these cold, gray winter days. These Orange Cranberry Muffins are the perfect way to brighten up your tastebuds and your day!
By using dried cranberries, it’s easy to keep the ingredients on hand for this recipe. I use a mix of white and wheat flour to add some whole grains and fiber, but use whatever flour you prefer. Sometimes I throw a tablespoon or two of ground flaxseed in as well.
Making our own snacks is healthier and saves so much money over buying. You have control over the ingredients, and you get to enjoy creating something from scratch.
In another world, I could have added nuts to these and they would be even better. But not in this house (allergies). They already have an amazing aroma and texture, but adding some pecans would put them in another realm!
- 2 cups flour (I used 1/2 wheat and 1/2 white)
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp orange zest
- 3/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare muffin pan with liners and nonstick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In another bowl, stir together milk, oil, egg, vanilla and orange zest. Add wet ingredients to dry, and stir just to combine. Do not overmix.
- Stir in cranberries and nuts, if using.
- Spoon batter into 12 prepared muffin cups. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of muffin comes out clean.
- Cool pan on wire rack before removing muffins to fully cool.
As I’ve mentioned before, we bake (and eat) a lot of snacks around here. It’s a frugal way for me to feed these tweens and teen, and I always like including some fruit and fiber in their snacks. My 13yo son says these are his absolute favorite, and he loves a lot of different muffin flavors!
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