Cranberry Orange Mornin' Muffins 

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Good Morning Sunshine!!! That is what these muffins will scream when you bake them.  They are bright, sweet and full of morning glory.  The cranberry and orange zest together have a bite full of flavor.  Make your morning happy and try them out! 


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup of sugar 
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar 
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt 
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 tbsp melted butter- and cooled
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 vanilla extract 
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries 
  • 2 tsp orange juice
  • zest of 1 orange 

Sugar topping

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar 
  • zest of 1 orange 


  • Preheat the oven to 450
  • In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder
  • After you wash your cranberries, dry them off and add to the flour mixture- this will help keep them from sinking
  • In a liquid measuring cup beat together the buttermilk, butter, egg, vanilla, a zest of 1 orange
  • Pour into the dry ingredients and stir until it is just combined (never over mix muffin mixture)
  • Divide evenly among the muffin tin 
  • Put the sugar topping on top (about a teaspoon per muffin) 
  • Bake for 5 minutes on 450, then lower the temp of the oven to 400 and cook another 11-12 minutes
Go on.. Sing to it when you open up your oven... "Oh Happy Days"....  

Go on.. Sing to it when you open up your oven... "Oh Happy Days"....