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Orange Cranberry Muffins

Orange Cranberry Muffins

Melt in Your Mouth Flavor!

This lightly citrus muffin is so freshly flavored!

I have always been a fan of orange and cranberry combinations! One of my favorite recipes is an Orange Cranberry Relish I serve with Christmas dinner. So naturally, I combined these flavors in a muffin I can enjoy all year long! It is truly a delightful combination that will melt in your mouth!

Gather the kids and make these easy muffins this Saturday morning!

Orange Cranberry Muffins

Monica Scott
The citrus flavors are a delightful combination that will melt in your mouth!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins


  • Muffin Pan and cupcake liners
  • measuring cups and measuring spoons
  • Kitchen Aid Mixer or large mixing bowl and spoon to stir
  • Cooling Rack
  • Can opener
  • Citrus Zester


  • 4 TBSP salted butter, softened
  • 3/4 Cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 Cups Milk
  • 2 Eggs 1 Whole Egg plus 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 tsp Almond Extract (or Vanilla)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 3/4 Cups Plain Flour
  • 1 TBSP Fresh Orange Zest
  • 1/2 Cup Whole Berry, Cranberry Sauce Optional Dried Cranberries may be used
  • 1/4 Cup coarse sugar, set aside for topping the muffins


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cream Butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl. Add beaten egg, milk and Almond Extract. Mix well.
  • Slowly stir in Flour, Baking Powder, and salt just until combined.
  • Add orange zest and cranberry sauce to the muffin batter. Stir until combined, careful to not over stir the batter.
  • Place approximately 1/3 cup of muffin batter in each prepared cupcake liner in the muffin pan. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of the prepared topping on each muffin.
  • Bake at 375 for 25 minutes or until light golden brown. Place the pan on a cooling rack for 10 minutes to cool slightly before serving. Enjoy!
Keyword Biscuits, Freezer Biscuits, Sausage, Cheese, Easy Biscuits, Breakfast, Orange Cranberry Muffins, Sanctuary Ridge Famiy Recipe

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