Minnesota Cranberry Orange Muffins

One of my favorite part of the holiday seasons are the return of my desire to eat muffins!  Any and all kinds of muffins!  From bran to blueberry to pumpkin to the amazing muffins featured in this post: Minnesota Cranberry Orange Muffins!


This recipe is one that’s been in my family for as long as I can remember.  And they’re a staple at all holiday get togethers.  Kind of like my family’s sweet potato casserole (its seriously the best in the world – in my completely biased opinion).  Recipe will come this weekend!

But for now….


Do yourself a favor, and make these.  Stat.  The combination of cranberries and orange is sweet yet tart, and oh so delicious.

Minnesota Cranberry Orange Muffins (12 muffins)

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp grated orange peel
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3/4 c orange juice
  • 1 1/2 c whole cranberries (fresh or frozen)

Grease muffin tins or use muffin liners.

Preheat oven to 400.  Sift together flour, baking powder and baking soda in large bow.  Stir in sugar, orange peel and salt.

In a separate bowl, beat together egg, oil and orange juice.

Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add liquid.  Mix well, and then fold in cranberries.  Spoon batter into the muffin tins until they are about 2/3 full.

Bake 15-20 minutes or until nicely browned and toothpick comes out clean.

Then let cool (if you can wait!) and enjoy.


What food always makes an appearance at your holiday get togethers?


6 thoughts on “Minnesota Cranberry Orange Muffins

  1. My mom’s family is from Minnesota! These muffins look great! We always make wild rice with mushrooms in it. And it has to be Ramy wild rice grown. Delicious!

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