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cranberry orange muffin on white plate
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Cranberry Orange Muffins

These Cranberry Orange Muffins are made with tart cranberries, bright orange zest, and sweet freshly squeezed orange juice folded gently into a thick and rich classic muffin batter.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy breakfast recipe, holiday muffins, muffin recipe
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 281kcal

Ingredients

MUFFINS

  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup orange juice freshly squeezed is best
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries

STREUSEL TOPPING

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter cold
  • 1 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a standard 12 cup muffin pan with paper liners and set aside.

COMBINE MUFFIN INGREDIENTS

  • In a mixing bowl, add flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda, and whisk to combine.
  • To the flour mixture, add vegetable oil, egg, and orange juice and whisk until combined.
  • Use a rubber spatula to fold in the orange zest and cranberries.

ADD BATTER TO PAN

  • Scoop/pour batter into the prepared muffin pan, filling the liners about 3/4 of the way up. Set aside.

MAKE TOPPING

  • In a small bowl, add all topping ingredients and cut the butter into the mixture using a pastry cutter, two forks, or just your fingers. Once you get pea-sized clumps, you're good.

ADD TOPPING AND BAKE

  • Sprinkle topping on top of muffin batter. Bake 20-23 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.

COOL

  • Remove muffin pan from oven and let muffins cool in the pan for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to continue cooling.

Nutrition

Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 210mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 224IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg