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Cran-Apple Muffins Recipe

Cran-Apple Muffins Recipe

I like to pile a fresh batch of these muffins on a plate when friends drop in for coffee. Even my grandkids enjoy the cranberry and apple flavor combination. —Millie Westland, Hayward, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 1/2 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup shredded peeled tart apple
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine cranberry sauce and orange peel; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Beat the egg, milk and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in apple. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups half full.
  • 2. Make a well in the center of each muffin; fill with about 2 teaspoons of reserved cranberry mixture. Bake at 375° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in muffin comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Combine confectioners' sugar and orange juice; drizzle over cooled muffins. Yield: about 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 195 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 122mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 21, 2017

"Great recipe, decided to double it when making it the first time yesterday. Glad I did, they are over half gone already. Very easy recipe, the cranberry & orange really compliment the apples. Will definately be making these muffins often."

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