What is a simple recipe for cranberry muffins?


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Cranberry muffins are made from flour, sugar, butter, eggs, baking powder and cranberries. Walnuts can add some extra flavor and fiber to the muffins.

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What is a simple recipe for cranberry muffins?
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Simple Cranberry Muffins

This recipe was originally published on the official Ocean Spray website. It is very quick and easy to make.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Bake time: 30 minutes

Ready in: 40 minutes


  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  1. Prepare the oven and muffin tins
  2. Line a muffin tin with paper muffin cups. Turn on the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  3. Blend the moist ingredients
  4. Soften the butter and cream the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer. Beat in each egg separately.

  5. Mix the dry ingredients
  6. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt.

  7. Make the batter
  8. Beat the dry ingredients and the milk into the butter and sugar mixture. Alternate each ingredient, adding small amounts at a time. Chop the walnuts and cranberries and add them to the mixture.

  9. Bake the muffins
  10. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups. Bake the muffins for 25-30 minutes.

Some reviewers remarked that they successfully used dried cranberries when fresh or frozen berries were not available.

If the sugar content in this recipe is too high, Cooking Light features a similar recipe that uses 2/3 cup of sugar in the mixture.

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