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Cranberry Orange Muffins Recipe

  • Author: Mindee's Cooking Obsession
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 18 Muffins 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Cranberry orange muffins may be my new favorite. They're quick and easy with each bite is bursting with an orange flavor and taste bud tingling tartness!


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  • One 8oz. Bag of Cranberries, coarsely chopped
  • 10 Tbs. Butter (softened)
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tsp Orange Extract
  • 2 Tbs. freshly grated Orange Zest
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 2 cups Flour


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line 18 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. Chop up the cranberries and set aside.  An 8 oz bag of cranberries with give you roughly  a heaping two cups of cranberries.
  3. Cream the butter and the sugar.
  4. Beat in the egg, orange extract and orange zest.
  5. Add the salt, and baking powder.
  6. In a small measuring cup whisk together the sour cream and milk.
  7. Starting and ending with flour add the sour cream milk mixture alternately with the flour folding  in the last addition of flour with the cranberries by hand.
  8. Divide the batter amongst the 18 muffin cups.  Yes, they will be pretty full.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.  A toothpick should come out clean.
  10. Store cooled muffins in a loosely covered container.

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