Cranberry Muffins


These cranberry muffins are a tasty treat.  You can use fresh, frozen or craisins for your cranberries.  The addition of orange zest and juice levels out the tartness or the cranberries.  A little mashed banana or applesauce help to sweeten these muffins up without adding on the calories.  Win!

Cranberry Muffins
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Yummy cranberry muffins.
Serves: 12
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup mashed Banana's or Applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • Zest and Juice of one Orange (1/2 - 3/4 cup orange juice)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 TBL Grapeseed Oil or Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped Cranberries (fresh or frozen)
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Spray muffin tins with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Gently mix together with a wisk, set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, mash banana's or add applesauce.
  5. Add egg and orange zest to the mashed bananas or applesauce, mix well.
  6. Add orange juice, vanilla extract and grapeseed oil to wet ingredients and mix well.
  7. Add wet ingredients to flour mixture, stir just until moistened.
  8. Fold in chopped cranberries or craisins.
  9. Spoon batter into prepared muffin tins.
  10. Bake muffins for 20 - 25 minutes.
  11. When toothpick comes out clean, the muffins are done.
To get a spongier texture to your muffins, add 1/4 cup Non-Fat Yogurt. Greek yogurt works fine also.

When mixing wet ingredients into dry, just mix until moistened and mix with a spoon. If you mix too long or with a blender, your muffins will be dense.


One Comment

  1. I dropped the sugar and used 1/3 cup of honey. I thought I would have to drop some of the orange juice because of the extra liquid (adding the honey) but it must have been a small orange because everything worked great. Nice muffins.

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