Cranberry Walnut Muffins


Cranberry Walnut Muffins

20 Min

There's nothing tastier for breakfast, brunch or a snack than a warm, moist muffin slathered with a favorite spread. Why not mix up some homemade Cranberry Walnut Muffins? They're steps above the ordinary.

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh cranberries, chopped
  • Grated peel of 1 orange

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons brown sugar and the walnuts; mix well and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, the remaining 1-1/4 cups brown sugar, the baking powder, and salt; mix well.
  4. In another small bowl, whisk milk and eggs until well blended. Add to flour mixture, along with butter; stir until just combined. Fold in cranberries and orange peel. Pour into muffin cups and sprinkle with reserved walnut mixture.
  5. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.



This makes 1 dozen large muffins so, depending on the type of muffin tin you use, the muffin caps may run together. If they do, just use a table knife to cut between the muffins before removing them from the tin.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 12

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 317
  • Calories from Fat 98
  • Total Fat 11g 17 %
  • Saturated Fat 5.7g 28 %
  • Trans Fat 0.3g 0 %
  • Protein 5.7g 11 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 54mg 18 %
  • Sodium 407mg 17 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 50g 17 %
  • Dietary Fiber 1.6g 7 %
  • Sugars 24g 0 %

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Living in cranberry country, I'm glad to finally see some recipes with fresh cranberries. For half of the milk, I substituted orange juice along with the fresh orange rind.

I also live in Cranberry country I use the juice and the grated rind of a large fresh orange decreasing milk by same amount... before folding in chopped cranberries take a couple spoons of the sugar and mix in cranberries let sit a few minutes so they will not be so tart! Scrumptious!

I would like to know if you can substitute dried cranberries instead of fresh and if so how much would you measure out?


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