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No Fuss Cranberry Orange Muffins

Tart, citrusy, and not too sweet… these No Fuss Cranberry Orange Muffins are the perfect seasonal make-ahead breakfast or snack that will keep you going now all the way to Christmas!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Author Michelle


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup oil a flavorless one like canola or vegetable
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries cut in half
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • Juice of one orange plus water to make 3/4 cup


  1. Preheat oven to 400F and line a muffin tin with liners or cooking spray.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside.
  3. In a large bowl of a stand mixer or with a handheld mixer, beat the egg, oil and sugar together.
  4. Once combined mix in the cranberries, orange zest and orange juice (with water if needed).
  5. Add dry ingredients to the liquid and mix until just combined.
  6. Fill prepared muffin in with batter about 3/4 full, bake for 15 to 20 minutes. They should become a light golden color.
  7. Once cooked, let stand in the muffin tin for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for about 5 days.


Adapted from Company's Coming for Christmas, by Jean Paré.

Nutrition Facts
No Fuss Cranberry Orange Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.