Cranberry Walnut Muffins

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5 from 4 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes

Cranberry Walnut Muffins have both a chewy and crunchy texture and will satisfy all ages on Thanksgiving morning or any morning that you want a wonderful treat.

Cranberry Walnut Muffins

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What We Love About This Recipe

These muffins are everything that you love about fall. They have all the wonderful warm flavors that are so great together.

  • 30 Minute Breakfast: Very quick and easy dessert or breakfast.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or the fridge.
  • Family Friendly: It is a special treat that isn’t over the top sweet.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb, low-fat or dairy free, etc…
Close up on the Muffin.

Ingredient Notes

  • Flour: All Purpose flour.
  • Brown Sugar: Light or dark brown sugar or even a sugar alternative.
  • Baking Powder: Make sure that it is fresh for best results.
  • Cinnamon and Nutmeg: Adds the warm fall flavor.
  • Egg: One large egg. Make at room temperature.
  • Butter: Melt the butter.
  • Milk: Low fat milk or a milk substitute can be great in this recipe.
  • Cranberries: Dry cranberries or craisins. Fresh cranberries won’t work properly in this recipe.
  • Walnuts: Chop walnuts until fine.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Cranberry Walnut Muffins

These are the basic steps for making dried cranberry muffins. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

STEP 1: PREP

Begin by heating the oven and place the muffin liners in the muffin cups in the muffin pan.

STEP 2: MIX

First, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and spices in a mixing bowl and then in another bowl add the wet ingredients – combine egg, butter and milk. and next add to dry ingredients, stir the batter just until moistened. Fold in cranberries and pecans.

STEP 3: BAKE

Lastly, line muffin tin with paper liners or spray with vegetable oil cooking spray and pour batter into muffin cups about 3/4 full, and bake for 35-30 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Finally, remove to cool on wire rack.

Baking pan of Cranberry Walnut Muffins

Prep and Storage Tips for Recipe for Cranberry Muffins

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

The cranberry muffins recipe can be made up to a week in advance.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

The dried cranberry muffins are perfect if stored in an airtight container.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

TStore in an airtight container or wrap well with plastic wrap or aluminum foil.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Reheat the cranberry muffins is in the oven by covering with foil and place them in a preheated 325 oven for 7 to 10 minutes, depending on their size.

Frequently Asked Questions about Walnut Cranberry Muffins

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Use low fat or fat free ingredients for this recipe for cranberry muffins.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT MILK?

Of course, soy milk, almond milk or coconut milk are all good choices for this recipe.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, you can make this recipe with a half batch or double for a crowd. Just adjust the recipe card below.

A fork in the muffin.

Expert Tips for Making This Cranberry Walnut Muffins Recipe

  • Add Vanilla Extract: This will add a warm undertone to the muffins.
  • Add Different Nuts: Replace the walnuts with pecans.
  • Icing: Drizzle with icing or frost with a cream cheese frosting.
  • Dry Fruit: Dry apples, blueberries or other fruit. Or add some orange zest for Cranberry Orange Muffins.
  • Alternate Size: Make mini muffins for a great surprise.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Make in the air fryer for a quick dessert without using the oven,
  • Dietary consideration tip: Use low fat or fat free ingredients.

What to Serve with Cranberry Walnut Muffins

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Cranberry Walnut Muffins
5 from 4 votes

Cranberry Walnut Muffins

Yield: 12 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Cranberry Walnut Muffins have both a chewy and crunchy texture and will satisfy all ages on Thanksgiving morning or any morning that you want a wonderful treat.
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 12-cup muffin tin with liners.
  • Combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and spices in a mixing bowl.
  • In another bowl, combine egg, butter and milk. Add to dry ingredients, mixing just until moistened.
  • Fold in cranberries and pecans.
  • Fill muffin cups 3/4 full, and bake for 35-30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to cool on wire rack.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Different Nuts: Replace the walnuts with pecans.
  • Icing: Drizzle with icing or frost with a cream cheese frosting.
  • Dry Fruit: Dry apples, blueberries or other fruit.
  • Alternate Size: Make mini muffins for a great surprise.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Make in the air fryer for a quick dessert without using the oven,
  • Dietary consideration tip: Use low fat or fat free ingredients.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 325mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 291IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: holiday, winter

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