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Orange Cranberry Muffins

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Muffins are a quick and easy breakfast that also freeze well.  I love the combination of orange and cranberry and these Orange Cranberry Muffins come together in less than 30 minutes.

Orange Cranberry Muffins - Growing Up Gabel

When I was pregnant with my son a friend of mine brought orange cranberry scones to our weekly Bible study. They were absolute heaven. But I wasn’t sure if the taste combination was a pregnancy “like” or an authentic new love.  It turns out that the orange cranberry combination was not just a pregnancy thing. I love, love, love it!

This past week I’ve been trying to clean out the fridge and pantry and just use what I had on hand for meals. I only had a few eggs left so I needed something for breakfast that would stretch them. I found a recipe for “Lemon Yogurt Muffins”, which worked because I had yogurt to use up, but no lemons. I did, however, have oranges and cranberries to use up.

The recipe made 1 dozen full size and 1 dozen mini muffins.

Yield: 12-18

Orange Cranberry Muffins

Orange Cranberry Muffins - Growing Up Gabel


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups plain or vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) butter, melted
  • 1 Tablespoon grated orange zest


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter muffin tins or insert paper liners.
Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl.
In a large bowl, combine yogurt, eggs, honey, butter, and zest.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir until combined.
Stir in cranberries (if desired).
Fill muffin tins and bake for 15 minutes or until muffins are lightly golden.


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  • Medeja
    January 9, 2013

    I usually don’t have muffins for breakfast, I prefer them as a snack.. I really like this easy recipe! Yummy!