Cranberry and Orange muffins

Cranberry and Orange muffins

Following on from my last weekly tip ‘the health benefits of cranberries.’ I thought I would share this delicious recipe as another way to get this super nutritious fruit into your diet.


  • 1/2 cup butter (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup castor sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup plain yoghurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 3 tablespoons on orange zest
  • 1 and 3/4 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 1 and 1/2 cups frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds


  • Preheat the oven to 180degrees
  • Prepare muffin tray by either spraying or adding muffin cases
  • Add butter and sugars to a mixing bowl and cream together using an electric whisk until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs to the butter sugar mixture one at time.
  • Add the yoghurt, vanilla bean paste orange zest, orange juice and milk to the mixture and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl mix together the four, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet using a spoon to fold the mixture together.
  • Fold in the frozen cranberries and pumpkin seeds to the mixture.
  • Spoon mixture into prepared muffin cases until nearly full
  • Bake in the oven for around 25minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean.

Enjoy! X

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