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Quick, Soft, Fluffy, Easy Cranberry Orange Muffins on White Background

Cranberry Orange Muffins

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Easy cranberry orange muffins recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in 30 minutes. Soft and fluffy! Full of fresh or frozen cranberries, orange zest and a topping of sparkling sugar.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade muffins
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 12 Muffins
Calories 256
Author Abeer Rizvi


  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1.5 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 2 Eggs Large
  • 1/2 cup Oil Or melted unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup Milk Whole or 2%
  • 1.5 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Orange extract Optional
  • 1 tbsp Orange zest
  • 2 cups Cranberries Preferably fresh but frozen can be used
  • 1/4 cup Sparkling sugar For topping, Not the same as granulated sugar


  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda until evenly combined.
  • Add eggs, oil, milk, vanilla extract, orange extract, orange zest and mix until just combined.
  • Fold in the cranberries gently with a spatula.
  • Pour batter in a greased and floured muffin pan or you can use liners instead.
  • Sprinkle sparkling sugar on top of each muffin. You may have some sugar leftover that can be used in other baked goods.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 22-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick in the center comes out clean and tops are golden brown.
  • Remove pan from oven and let muffins cool for 5-10 minutes and then enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg