Cranberry Muffins


Use this cranberry muffin recipe to make zesty cranberry muffins from scratch with a slight citrus accent, thanks to orange zest and orange juice.

close up view of Cranberry Muffins on a blue platter
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
12 muffins


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 3 teaspoons baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 1 cup orange juice

  • 1 tablespoon orange zest

  • 1 ½ cups chopped cranberries


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.

  2. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together into a bowl.

  3. Beat sugar and vegetable oil in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light, about 3 minutes. Add egg and beat until smooth. Mix in orange juice and zest. Gradually add flour mixture and stir with a spoon until just combined. Fold in cranberries. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until tops spring back when lightly pressed, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in the tins briefly, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

136 Calories
5g Fat
20g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 136
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 177mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 13mg 64%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 77mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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