Perfect Cranberry Orange Muffins

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I found a bag of cranberries in the bottom of my crisper drawer the other day. I had to think really hard about when I might have bought them. When they were on sale around Christmas, maybe? Either way, they needed to be used so I modified my lemon blueberry muffin recipe to make cranberry orange muffins. This is the result!

Cranberry Orange Muffins

It didn’t seem like much of a stretch to go from a lemon blueberry recipe to a cranberry orange one. Granted, cranberries are much more tart than blueberries so I did up the honey a little for this recipe. And since orange zest is a little milder than lemon, I increased that as well.

While the muffins were in the oven I made a simple compound butter with a little more honey and orange zest. It was the perfect pairing. Yum!

Baking Breakfast

Baked goods for breakfast are always welcome. It makes the house smell so homey and comforting. Everyone gets excited when the aroma of cinnamon wafts through the house!

If you like to bake for breakfast once in a while, try out one of these recipes:

Whatever you decide to make, I do recommend these muffins if, like me, you happen to find a bag of cranberries! The muffins came out great and the kids were excited about a warm, fresh-baked treat.

Cranberry Orange Muffin Recipe

A simple coconut flour muffin recipe with tangy cranberries and fresh, bright orange zest.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Calories 190kcal
Author Katie Wells


12 muffins



  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Grease a muffin tin with coconut oil and set aside.
  • Chop the cranberries and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, melted butter, coconut milk, honey, and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the coconut flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and orange zest.
  • Combine the dry ingredients into the bowl with the eggs and coconut milk until there are no lumps. Do not over mix.
  • Fold the chopped cranberries into the batter.
  • Allow the batter to sit 5 minutes so that the coconut flour can absorb the liquid.
  • Meanwhile, roughly chop the pecans.
  • Using a ¼ cup measure, pour the batter into the greased muffin tin (or use cupcake liners)
  • Top with crushed pecans.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Cool on a wire rack and enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Orange Muffin Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 92mg31%
Sodium 178mg8%
Potassium 103mg3%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 247IU5%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Some types of muffins really stick to conventional muffin pans, so make sure they’re well greased.
We like eating these with a compound butter made with orange zest and honey.

Do you ever bake in the morning? What’s your favorite recipe?


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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


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