Orange Cranberry Muffins

Orange Cranberry Muffins

I’m back! Not that I went that far, but I did take a little Thanksgiving blog break last week. 

I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday.  I usually do a big post on what we served for T-day, but it was just hubs, pugs and I this year as I was flying out the next day for a business trip.  However, I still cooked up a storm, as you can see the highlights below.  I might have gone a little crazy for a dinner for just two people! 

Thanksgiving feast

So on to these muffins – these muffins are perfect for all those leftover fresh cranberries you have sitting in your fridge.  I’m not talking about the cranberry sauce, but the actual cranberries.  I don’t know about you, but I certainly didn’t the use the entire package I purchased and even if you did use the whole bag, go buy some more to make these muffins.  

Orange cranberry muffins just call out the holiday season studded with bright pretty red cranberries and scented with just a bit of orange zest and juice.  This is the time to get your citrus and fresh cranberries after all! 

Whipped easily together without a mixer, it’s a quick breakfast treat perfect for any morning and they are made with low-fat Greek yogurt – so you know kind of guilt free. :-) 

Orange Cranberry Muffins

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Orange Cranberry Muffins
Recipe type: Breads, Breakfast
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup granulated white sugar
  • zest from 1 orange
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (I used 2%)
  • ¼ cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 large egg
  • juice from 1 orange
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees F. and line a baking sheet with muffin/cupcake liners or spray with baking spray if not using liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Remove 1 tablespoon of the dry ingredients and toss it together with the fresh cranberries – set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt, melted butter, egg and orange juice.
  4. Form a well in the center of the dry ingredients and mix in the wet, stirring to combine but careful not to over mix.
  5. Fold in the cranberries, making sure to evenly distribute through the batter.
  6. Using an ice cream scoop or a small ladle, evenly fill the muffin cups with the batter.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from the tin and let cool on a wire rack before serving.


Orange Cranberry Muffins

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  1. I love love love the use of cranberries in these muffins! Sending you my address now and waiting for my shipment!

  2. Looks great. I do orange and cranberry together a lot. It’s one of my favorite flavor combos. Looks like it was a tasty holiday! :)

  3. YUM! I love orange and cranberry together – perfect holiday combination.

  4. I have alot of crabberry chutney leftover and wondering I can maybe incorportate it into a muffin like this. Do you think that would work? On another note, looks like you may be eating alot turkey for this week. That is a big bird!

    • I think it might work – I might use only 1/2 cup of chutney instead of 1 cup of cranberries, to compensate for the extra “wetness” you get.

  5. Can I make these with buttermilk instead of Greek yogurt? Would I need to use less buttermilk than the amount of yogurt called for in the recipe?

    • I think this would be fine with buttermilk instead of yogurt and I would leave the measurements as is.

  6. 1/4 Butter? Is that 1/4 cup butter?

    • 1/4 cup butter, writing too quickly and I missed it on my read over!

  7. You’ve dropped an important measure in your list of ingredients. Should it read 1/4 cup, 1/4 pound, or 1/4 stick of butter?

    • Thanks for the catch, it is 1/4 cup!

  8. I made a whole feast for just 2, as well 😉
    Although I didn’t make a whole turkey! …that frightens me lol.

    These muffins look like SUCH a great post-Thanksgiving breakfast!

  9. These look delicious! I love the combo or orange and cranberries! I may have to try and make a whole wheat version of these! Ps your stuffing looks delicious!

  10. i love orange and cranberry together! these muffins are perfection!

  11. I also did the whole Thanksgiving feast for just two. With all the leftovers, we shared a care package with friends who had a broken oven and I froze “TV dinners” for work lunches and lazy dinners.



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