Cranberry orange muffins recipe

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makes: 12
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 20 min
Cooking: 25 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 155 kCal 8%
Fat 3.5g 5%
  -  Saturates 1g 5%
Carbohydrates 28.3g 8%
  -  of which Sugars 16.6g 18%
Protein 2.1g 4%
Salt 0.08g 1%
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  • These lightly spiced cranberry orange muffins are moist, sweet, and perfect with a cup of tea.

    These mouthwatering cranberry orange muffins are baked in just 25 minutes. The mixed spice and sharp flavour from the cranberries pair perfectly together. A hint of orange and a dash of vanilla essence, and you’ve got one delicious batch of cranberry muffins.


    • 150g dried cranberries
    • 175ml milk
    • 175g plain flour
    • 2tsp ground mixed spice
    • 75g soft brown sugar
    • 2tsp baking powder
    • 50g butter, melted and cooled
    • 1tsp vanilla essence
    • Grated rind ½ small orange


    • Place the cranberries in a bowl and cover with the milk. Leave to soak for at least 2 hours or overnight.

    • Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Fan 170°C/Gas Mark 5. Place paper muffin cases in a 12 hole muffin tin.

    • Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder and spice into a large bowl. Make a well in the center of the flour. In a separate bowl, using a fork or a balloon whisk, whisk the eggs, melted butter, milk, vanilla, orange rind and cranberries until well combined.

    • Add the liquid to the well in the flour and spices. Using a large metal spoon gently mix the ingredients until they are just combined. It is important not to over-mix the mixture in order to achieve the classic muffin texture.

    • Divide the mixture between the muffin cases and bake for 20-25 mins or until golden and springy to touch. Cool on a wire rack and serve warm or cold.

    Top tips for making cranberry orange muffins

    For a more intense, citrus flavour swap the vanilla extract for freshly squeezed orange juice.

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