Orange Cranberry Muffins with Citrus Glaze

Oranges and Cranberries
Oranges and Cranberries
Orange Cranberry Muffins with Citrus Glaze
Orange Cranberry Muffins with Citrus Glaze

Orange Cranberry Muffins are among my favorite breakfast treats.  The sweetness of the orange zest mixed with the bursts of cranberry zing just wakes you up and get you going.  All wrapped up in a moist, airy baked good that you can carry out the door with you.  Oh yes, that’s my kind of morning.  I love to freeze muffins for a quick, to-go breakfast.  Forty seconds in the microwave and they’re almost as good as straight out of the oven.

Orange Cranberry Muffin Batter
Orange Cranberry Muffin Batter

If you like a lot of tartness, you can even add more cranberries, or as I did, leave them whole.  You’ll get a giant burst of tarty taste with every bite.  I also like to top them before baking with whole cranberry or two, just for looks!

Orange Cranberry Muffins - Batter in Muffin Tin With Cranberry On Top
Batter in Muffin Tin With Cranberry On Top

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Orange Cranberry Muffins with Citrus Glaze
Orange Cranberry Muffins are a great way to wake up in the morning! This recipe doubles and freezes well so I like to make a huge batch on the weekend for convenient reheat and go weekday mornings.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Breads
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
muffins
Ingredients
Muffins
Citrus Glaze
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Breads
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
muffins
Ingredients
Muffins
Citrus Glaze
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425F degrees. Spray muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray or fill cups with cupcake liners.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, cream butter and sugars with an electric mixer, about 2 minutes on medium speed.
  3. Add eggs, greek yogurt, and vanilla extract. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute, then on high until fully combined and smooth.
  4. Beat in orange zest.
  5. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  6. Make a well and slowly whisk in the mixture in the medium bowl, followed by the orange juice and milk. Small lumps will remain.
  7. Fold in the cranberries.
  8. Spoon batter into the muffin tin, completely filling the cups to the top.
  9. Bake for 5 minutes at 425F degrees, then lower temperature to 350F degrees. Bake for an additional 18 to 20 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean.
  10. While the muffins are cooling, make the glaze by whisking the remaining orange juice into the powdered sugar. Drizzle over warm muffins.
Recipe Notes

You may want to skip the glaze if you want these for eat and run mornings!

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9 thoughts on “Orange Cranberry Muffins with Citrus Glaze

    1. Lately I’ve been on a chocolate chip kick, that and lemon poppy seed. But my favorites change constantly!

  1. These muffins look delicious, especially with the glaze and yogurt. Orange and cranberry goes so well together and these muffins are a little bit different. Yum.

    1. Thank you Leanna. I love that it’s easy to make them a little tarter so easily. I also love the swap of yogurt for oil. I hope you get a chance to try the recipe!

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