Cranberry Apple Muffins

Cranberry Apple Muffins

A moist and fruity spice muffin with chunks of apples and bright red cranberries throughout


12 muffins


1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
1 egg
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large or 2 small baking apples, peeled, cored, and chopped into small pieces
1 cup cranberries, washed
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional


1. Lightly beat egg in small mixing bowl. Add sugar, milk, and butter, mixing well.

2. In large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients, stirring to combine. Add egg mixture and stir just until moistened.

3. Blend in cranberries and apples, being careful not to over-mix. Spoon into muffin cups and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until muffins test done with toothpick. Cool on a wire rack. Delicious hot or cold!

Additional Notes: 

My muffins (see photo above) turned out extra dark in color because I ran out of white sugar and used brown. They were still delicious!

Preparation Time: 

25 minutes

Cooking Time: 

25-30 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

These muffins are SO delicious! They are literally bursting with beautiful red cranberries, which give a delightful tangy taste. They're very spicy, very fruity, a bit tangy, and not too sweet: a perfect combination! These muffins will leave you wishing cranberries were on sale all year 'round! My rating: 10/10


Please see the recipe above for my complete review! Thanks! ~Tammy


I think my mom and I are having too much of a love affair with cranberries! This was really great - nice and mellow and great for breakfast on a cold morning. I like the orange cranberry muffins more though. I think I just prefer tangier foods. :D

Is there a difference between baking apples and regular apples? I just used two Jana gold apples, which aren't as sweet as say, green apples.


I wasn't sure about these before I made them, but I'm so glad I did!

These are perfect!! The cranberries are the perfect tartness in the muffins. FANTASTIC!



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