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Want a Winter Treat? Have Cranberry Orange Muffin.

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Cranberry Orange Muffin

Winter is a merry-making season for most of us because of Christmas and the joy of a New year. It’s all about celebration with family, food and spending good time with near and dear ones. It is the magical time of the year when you spread love through food and bonding.

Everyone craves for holiday treats and being a mom how could I say no to my little ones. Their smile and giggle said it all when I was about to pop this gorgeous beauty into the oven. The excitement level was further augmented the moment they knew that it was a muffin.

This season is all about cakes, muffins and other sweet savouries. Cranberries and Oranges are in season now, though getting fresh cranberries is almost next to impossible in India. I had to settle down with dried ones which I availed from Amazon.

It was love at first sight when I first saw them in one of my friend’s Insta feed. The red vibrant colour of the cranberries rendered beautiful texture and added oomph to those edible beauties. I decided to bake them before oranges disappear from the market .

Last weekend I donned my chef cap and baked these beauties.The entire house was smelling divine with the aroma of cranberry orange muffins topped with orange zest and sugar.Forget about my twinnies, I devoured them like anything with my hot coffee mug the moment they popped out of the oven.

Though I missed bringing that vibrant red colour in my muffins as I had used the dried ones but it still tasted heavenly.

Brace yourself with the recipe and bake this gorgeous muffin this winter. The recipe is simple and baking time is just 12-15mins.

Dried Cranberry Orange Muffin


All purpose flour – 2 & 1/2 cup

Eggs -2

Sugar- 1 & 1/8 cup

Veg oil – 1/4 cup

Butter – 4 Tbsp (melted and cooled )

Baking powder – 2 & 1/2 tsp

Vanilla essence – 1tsp

Salt – 1 tsp

Orange juice – 1 cup

Fresh cranberries – 1 & 1/2 cup (save some for toppings)

Orange Zest – 1/2 orange

For Toppings :

1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 Orange zest


1. Pre- heat the oven at 220Β°C or 425 Β° F. Whisk all dry ingredients in a bowl.

2. Take another bowl and whisk the egg with castor sugar until thick and pale yellow in colour.

3. Add butter and veg oil till it’s smooth.

4. Further, add fresh orange juice, vanilla extract and orange zest. Mix it thoroughly.

5. Pour dry ingredients to the bowl having wet ingredients and gently blend it.

6. At the end add some cranberies , orange zest and sugar as topping. You can use muffin tray to bake or muffin cups. I did not have the patience to wait till the procurement of cups. So baked with the muffin tray.

7. Tip : Whenever you bake a cake or muffin and want to add choco chips, nuts or berries do add them in the flour first. When the additives get coated with flour it never sinks down in the batter and get charred in the bottom while baking.

Cranberry Orange Muffin topped with orange zest and sugar

Up here in North India, it’s freezing cold but this mouth-watering baked muffin with piping hot coffee will make your day for sure.

Though I am not a baker, at times I try my hands out in making cakes and muffins as they are my twinnies favourite. Not to lie mine too.

If your kids don’t have sweet tooth then try out this Veggie Muffin. It’s also a good way of giving veggies if they are reluctant to have them.

You can also read 5 Quick and Easy Tiffin ideas.

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37 thoughts on “Want a Winter Treat? Have Cranberry Orange Muffin.

  1. Wow that looks yummy. Some day I would like to try my hand at baking cupcakes though I don’t fancy cakes much. I bake chicken and meat.

    1. This is an easy recipe and tastes delicious too. The best part is it gives you all the health benefits of cranberry and oranges. Do give a try.

    1. Oh great!! I baked these beauties for the first time and it was heavenly.Hope your twinnies will love it….

  2. Really I can’t wait to eat it. I am feeling hungry now. It looks so delicious. You have magic in your hands for sure. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Thanks for your kind words but I am not a professional baker but yes, I bake very often the simple one’s like banana cake, carrot cake, orange cake , chocolate cake etc

  3. These muffins looks so yummy and mouthwatering.Thanks for sharing the recipe.Will try in weekends.

    (Snehalata Jain)

  4. wow these are looking so delisious and yummy. your kids are so lucky to have a mom like you. keep sharing amazing kids recipes, I am loving it.

  5. I’ve just begun experimenting with baking now and am enjoying it a lot. These cranberry muffins look great. A question, did I miss it or you didn’t mention how long the muffins need to be baked?

    1. Baking time is mentioned before the ingredients but my bad that I haven’t mentioned it in the procedure. will definitely rectify this. Thanks for the mention.

  6. I am drooling looking at this. A perfect sweet treat for winter. I shall try this too but not sure if it will come out as perfectly as this one looks πŸ™‚

  7. wow…that’s so mouthwatering and nicely captured in images by you πŸ™‚
    Though i am not too much of a cupcake lover but this one appeared really yummy and not to be missed types. I am sure your kids would have loved eating them.

  8. wow such a perfect recipe for winter season. honestly, I am afraid of baking..I had tried few times but never get good results. after reading your post, want to give it a try soon, as my both girls love muffin so much. veggie muffin also sounds interesting to me. will check that recipe too.

  9. That sounds like a simple and delicious recipe. i am not much of a person who bakes but this seems easy to try. πŸ™‚ And thank you for that tip. Thank you for this recipe. I am sure the kids will love it.

    1. Do give it a try Arushi,in baking you just have to be little careful with the measurements . Everything falls in place after that.

  10. I’ve always loved orange in cake and here we have doobie whammy with cranberry and orange! Can’t wait to try it out and tempt the whole family!

  11. This is looking so yummy, I am surely gonna try this recipe. Never tried a recipe with orange fruit. I am sure it will gonna be tasty.

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