Cranberry Orange Muffins Recipe


Treat yourself to the delightful combination of tart cranberries and zesty orange in these moist and flavorful muffins.


Gather the essentials: all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, eggs, milk, vegetable oil, fresh cranberries, and freshly grated orange zest.

Preparing the Batter

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients, then add the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Gently fold in the cranberries and orange zest.

Filling the Muffin Cups

Spoon the batter into greased or lined muffin cups, filling each about two-thirds full to allow room for rising.


Bake the muffins in a preheated oven until they are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.


Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.


For an extra touch of sweetness, drizzle the cooled muffins with a simple glaze made from powdered sugar and freshly squeezed orange juice.

Serving Suggestions

Enjoy these cranberry orange muffins for breakfast, brunch, or as a tasty snack any time of day. Pair them with a cup of hot tea or coffee for the ultimate treat.


Feel free to customize this recipe by adding chopped nuts, such as pecans or walnuts, or swapping the orange zest for lemon zest for a different citrus flavor.