Cranberry Orange Muffins
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
28 mins
Cranberry Orange Muffin Recipe - Simply the best. A sweet buttery muffin filled with tart, juicy cranberries, orange zest, and an orange glaze.
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 12
Calories: 237 kcal
Author: Don't Sweat The Recipe
  • cups. all-purpose flour
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted & cooled slightly
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • zest of 1 medium orange
  • cups fresh or frozen cranberries divided
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • zest 1/2 medium orange
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a standard muffin tin with baking spray or line with paper liners.
  1. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk 1 cup of sugar and 2 eggs until thick and pale. Slowly whisk in the vegetable oil and melted butter, until combined.
  3. Add the buttermilk, vanilla, and orange zest mix until combined. Toss 1 1/4 cup fo cranberries in the dry mix.
  4. Gently fold the wet mixture into the dry mixture just until combined. (careful to not over mix, it will be lumpy with some dry flour spots).
  5. Using ice cream scoop divide the batter among 12 muffin cups.
  6. Bake for 16-18 min.
  7. Let muffins cool in the muffin tin for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling.
  8. Whisk the glaze ingredients together and drizzle over the top of the muffins.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 237
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.4g 12%
Saturated Fat 3.1g 16%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 228mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 35.6g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1.2g 4%
Total Sugars 29.2g
Protein 2.4g
Vitamin D 3mcg 15%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 140mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.