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Quick Cranberry Nut Muffins

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Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


about 1 dozen

Updated: Sep. 13, 2022
“One of my favorite recipes to make with my granddaugther, Sarah, is Cranberry Nut Muffins. Sarah pours in the ingredients and helps stir. Her eyes light up when I tell her she can take some of these lovely sweet-tart muffins home to share with her family,” says Claire Olson of Saginaw, Minnesota. Their baking sessions and muffins are always a hit—since both are seasoned with love!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, halved
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange zest


  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, combine the orange juice, milk, butter and egg; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in cranberries, pecans and orange zest. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full.
  2. Bake at 400° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

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