January 15, 2012

Mini Cranberry Orange Muffins [Recipe]

Mini Cranberry Orange Muffins
Total Time: 55 min
12 muffins

1 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon fine salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened, plus more forpreparing the muffin tin
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
2/3 cup granulated sugar, plus up to 1 tablespoon fortopping the muffins, if desired
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1/2 cup milk

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Put the cranberries and orange juice in a small saucepan, and bring just to a simmer over medium heat. Remove berries from the heat, and set aside to cool and plump. Drain off any excess liquid and set aside.
Lightly brush a 12-muffin tin with butter. 

Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium bowl and set aside.

In a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or with an electric hand-held mixer in a large bowl, cream the butter, orange zest, and 2/3 cup sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.

Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Remove the bowl from the mixer.

Fold the flour in 3 parts into the butter mixture, alternating with the milk in 2 parts, until just combined. Fold in the cranberries. Do not over mix. 

Divide the batter evenly into the muffin tin and sprinkle the tops with sugar.

Bake until golden brown, about 25 minutes. Cool muffins in the pan on a rack. Serve warm.

The recipe is off of the Food Network Site: here.


  1. I am pretty sure I love every post you make. These are going to be baked as soooon as possible! :)

  2. You make foods I dont eat look really yummy!! (I dont eat oranges or cranberries)

  3. Looks good! I was thinking about baking something today, and now you've inspired me! :)

  4. These look amazing! I can't wait to start baking!

  5. Love cranberry and orange together! These look fantastic and super easy!

  6. Pahaha you're so patient! I am way to focused on the task at hand to remember to take pictures at every turn!
    So cute!

  7. Looks soo yummy! I'd never be able to take that time to do that. Props to you !

    XO. Britt
    The Magnolia Pair


  8. u are suck a susie home maker! i want to be more like u! <3