Cranberry Orange Muffins

These cranberry orange muffins are tender and fluffy thanks to the addition of olive oil and sour cream! They are full of fresh orange flavor and cranberries that provide a nice tart contrast to the sweetness of the muffins. To top it all off, a simple fresh orange glaze is added to the top of these muffins. Learn how to make these cranberry orange muffins with fresh orange glaze below!

Preparation: 30 min.
Bake time: 18 min.
Yield: 12 muffins

Cranberry Orange Muffins
210g all purpose flour (1 3/4 c.)
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
100g olive oil
Zest of 1 small orange
50g granulated sugar (1/4 c.)
105g light brown sugar (1/2 c.)
2 eggs, room temperature
1/4 c. whole milk, room temperature
2 tbsp. fresh squeezed orange juice
55g sour cream, room temperature (1/4 c.)
3.5 oz. fresh cranberries, cut in half (1 c.)

Simple Orange Glaze
110g powdered sugar (1 c.)
1-2 tbsp. fresh squeezed orange juice


Cranberry Orange Muffins
Preheat the oven to 375F (190C). Line a muffin tin with 12 liners and set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the olive oil, orange zest, and both sugars until well combined. Then, whisk in the eggs one at a time, making sure the first egg is completely whisked in before adding the next. Add in the milk, orange juice, and sour cream and whisk until well combined.

Add the flour mixture and cranberries to the liquid mixture, and whisk the mixture together until the flour is just fully incorporated, being sure to not overmix.

Distribute the batter evenly between the 12 muffin tins. Bake the muffins for approximately 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean.

Simple Orange Glaze
Whisk together the powdered sugar and orange juice. Start with 1 tbsp. of orange juice and add more as needed until the glaze is a medium-thickness. Transfer to a piping bag and drizzle over the muffins once they are completely cooled. Serve and enjoy!

These cranberry orange muffins are best enjoyed on the day that they are baked, but will last in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. Enjoy!

If you make this recipe, I would love to see and know what you think! Tag me on Instagram @doughlights and use #doughlights. Thanks for stopping by!

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