- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 large eggs
- 2/3 cup orange juice
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup cranberries, coarsely chopped
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and baking powder. In another bowl, beat eggs. Add orange juice and oil; stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened (batter will be lumpy). Fold in cranberries and pecans. Spoon into 12 greased or paper-lined muffin cups (cups will be almost full). Bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to cool on a wire rack. Yield: 1 dozen.
Reviews for Cranberry Nut Muffins
"I own a b and b, and when my guests have special diets, I try to make something nice for them. These were for a guest who is vegan but eats eggs and does not like to use any refined sugar. I made them with no sugar, added a diced apple, and a bit of almond meal instead of some of the flour, and she loved them! They were not, of course, very sweet for tastes that are accustomed to sugar but they were very good- the orange juice is sweet. I had one and think they are very good. Now I will make some for my mother.Other changes to the recipe were a half cup of whole wheat flour instead of a half cup of the all purpose, using dried cranberries, adding the zest of one orange, using partly pecans and part walnuts, and a half teaspoon of baking soda to utilize the acidity of the orange juice as a leavening. All othre ingredients were the same.I baked them on 350 by mistake, no problem, for a little longer. Used only 9 muffin cups for bigger muffins."
"Easy to make. I switched walnuts for pecans and loved them."
"Make them at least 1? a week. Everyone loves them!"
"Amazing muffins! With or without the nuts. Yum!"
"They were good but I don't think great. They were not very sweet. A nice muffin for breakfast."
"These were moist and delicious. I added some orange zest for additional flavor. I would have substituted applesauce for the oil if I had it, but will try that next time."
"I used dried cranberrys (I put the cranberrys in a coffee cup with water and zapped for 15 seconds - let them soak - so they swelled up) I ditched the muffin pan and used a loaf pan - turned out even better! next time I will use the mini loaf pans - so I can give the mini loafers away for Christmas gifts for my coworkers and clients!"
"Good muffins, have made several times . Sometimes use part whole wheat flour, oatmeal or bran for the white flour. Have also pureed a whole orange for the juice,"
"These were a little bit tasteless. They seem a little floury. Perhaps a bit of salt or would liven them up. I suspected, based on how the batter tasted that would be the case, so I added a tablespoon of orange zest - still to bland."
"This is a keeper. The flavors are good - I did use 1/3 cup melted butter instead of the vegetable oil. I've never seen a recipe yet that wasn't better with butter in it. The dough was a little more dense than I expected, so I used a small buttered piece of wax paper to level the dough in the muffin tins. If you're looking for the perfect Christmas morning muffin, this is it!"