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Cranberry Orange Muffins - Simply the best. A sweet buttery muffin filled with tart, juicy cranberries, orange zest, and an orange glaze.
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Cranberry Orange Muffins

Cranberry Orange Muffin Recipe - Simply the best. A sweet buttery muffin filled with tart, juicy cranberries, orange zest, and an orange glaze.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry, muffins, orange
Servings: 12
Calories: 307kcal
Author: Don't Sweat The Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted & cooled slightly
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • zest of 1 medium orange
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries divided

Glaze

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • zest 1/2 medium orange

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a standard muffin tin with baking spray or line with paper liners.

Muffins

  • In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • 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.
  • Add the buttermilk, vanilla, and orange zest mix until combined. Toss 1 1/4 cup fo cranberries in the dry mix.
  • 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).
  • Using ice cream scoop divide the batter among 12 muffin cups.
  • Bake for 16-18 min.
  • Let muffins cool in the muffin tin for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling.
  • Whisk the glaze ingredients together and drizzle over the top of the muffins.

Nutrition

Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 231mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 217IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg