Betty's Festive Cranberry Orange Muffins

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Jul. 24, 2013

In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make her Festive Cranberry Orange Muffins. This is a wonderful bread to serve with your holiday dinner. It's nice and moist, and is bursting with Christmas flavors. (However, it is great anytime of the year!)


Dry ingredients for the batter
Self rising flour/All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Granulated sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Orange zest 1 Teaspoon (Grated orange rind)
Wet ingredients for the batter
Eggs 2 Medium , well beaten
Vanilla yogurt/Plain yogurt / orange flavored yogurt 6 Ounce (Light fat free vanilla yogurt used)
Vegetable oil 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Sweetened dried cranberries 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Pecan pieces 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , chopped into very small pieces
For the topping
Cold butter 1 Tablespoon
Flour 2 Tablespoon (Plain or self rising)
Sugar 3 Tablespoon



1. Grease and flour a 12 cup muffin tin and set aside.

2. Preheat oven to 375 F.


3. In a large mixing bowl, combine self-rising flour, sugar, and orange zest. Make a well in the center of the mixture.

4. In a small bowl, stir together 2 well-beaten eggs, vanilla yogurt and vegetable oil. Add to dry ingredients, stirring until just moistened. (The batter will be thick and may contain some lumps)

5. Gently fold in dried cranberries and chopped pecans. Spoon the batter into the greased and floured muffin tin, filling each with the batter 3/4 way up.

6. In a small bowl, combine cold butter, flour, and sugar. Cut with a pastry blender or fork until crumbly.

7. Sprinkle equal amounts over the batter in muffin cups. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden.

8. Once done, remove from the tin and place on wire racks, and let cool slightly.


9. Serve while warm or at room temperature and enjoy!


These may be made ahead and frozen. Just thaw them overnight, and warm them in aluminum foil in the oven before serving.

If using all purpose flour instead of self-rising flour, make sure to add 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 12

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 291Calories from Fat 125

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g21.5%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 302 mg12.58%

Total Carbohydrates 38 g12.7%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 18 g

Protein 4 g8%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet