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Dried Cranberry Muffins with Orange Glaze

Dried cranberry muffins you can make all year round. These rich fruit-filled muffins with delicious orange glaze topping make awesome breakfast treats for Christmas or just about any day!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dried Cranberry Muffins
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 9 muffins
Author: Priya Maha



  • 160 g plain flour
  • 125 g castor sugar
  • 125 ml buttermilk
  • 60 ml oil
  • 1 egg
  • 150 g dried cranberries
  • 50 g candied orange peel
  • 1 tbsp grated orange rind (from 1 orange)
  • 4 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt


  • 75 g powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp fresh orange juice


  • Preheat oven to 170°Celsius.
  • Measure dried cranberries into a small saucepan. Soak with orange juice for 10 minutes. Simmer for 3 to 5 minutes while stirring continuously.
  • Remove from heat and add the candied orange peel. Set aside to cool.
  • In a measuring jug, mix the oil, buttermilk, and egg lightly with a hand whisk lightly with a hand whisk. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add sugar and mix with a whisk until the ingredients are well blended.
  • Make a well in the center and pour in the wet ingredients. Mix to form a thick batter.
  • Add the dried cranberries and orange peel to the batter. Mix well.
  • Fold in the grated orange rind.
  • Pour the batter into prepared muffin casings and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove muffins from the oven and let them cool completely before frosting.
  • To make the orange glaze, mix the powdered sugar with orange juice until smooth. Transfer into a piping bag and pipe the orange glaze in a circular motion on each muffin.


Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 287mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg