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Healthy Cranberry Orange Muffins

Easy and delicious Cranberry Orange Muffins Recipe made with greek yogurt and whole wheat pastry flour! Make these holiday favorite muffins for your family this year!

Healthy Cranberry Orange Muffins recipe made with greek yogurt and whole wheat pastry flour with a sweet orange glze. A healthier holiday breakfast or dessert! #breakfast #cranberry #muffins #cranberryorangemuffins #healthy

Cranberries are one of the things that I look forward to most every fall.

I was literally stalking all of the local grocery stores this year to see when they came out for the first time!

From Cranberry Cream Cheese Muffins to Cranberry Eggnog Bread, to Cranberry Sauce, to Cranberry Apple Butter, I just can’t get enough!

I love how tart cranberries are and I can’t get enough of the sweet tart contrast.

I wrote a post on 8 delicious fresh cranberry recipes to make this holiday season!

Healthy Cranberry Orange Muffins recipe made with greek yogurt and whole wheat pastry flour with a sweet orange glze. A healthier holiday breakfast or dessert! #breakfast #cranberry #muffins #cranberryorangemuffins #healthy

How to make healthy cranberry orange muffins

Beat together greek yogurt, olive oil, orange juice, vanilla extract, eggs, and sugar until well combined.

In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.

Add dry ingredients to wet, until just combined (do not over mix).

Fold in cranberries with a rubber spatula.

Healthy Cranberry Orange Muffins recipe made with greek yogurt and whole wheat pastry flour with a sweet orange glze. A healthier holiday breakfast or dessert! #breakfast #cranberry #muffins #cranberryorangemuffins #healthy

Fill muffin liners 3/4 full with batter (the recipe yields around 12 muffins).

Bake at 350 degrees for 23-26 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean

Whisk together orange juice and powdered sugar until it forms the glaze.

Drizzle glaze over muffins and enjoy!

Healthy Cranberry Orange Muffins recipe made with greek yogurt and whole wheat pastry flour with a sweet orange glze. A healthier holiday breakfast or dessert! #breakfast #cranberry #muffins #cranberryorangemuffins #healthy

I love using greek yogurt in muffins as a healthy way to puff them up without a lot of oil.

Added bonus is the protein that it adds!

These muffins are insanely fluffy and light, while filled with healthier ingredients and whole wheat pastry flour.

Freshly squeezed orange juice is the way to go, and it only takes around 1 large orange for the juice that you will need for this recipe.

Healthy Cranberry Orange Muffins recipe made with greek yogurt and whole wheat pastry flour with a sweet orange glze. A healthier holiday breakfast or dessert! #breakfast #cranberry #muffins #cranberryorangemuffins #healthy

These healthy cranberry orange muffins would be a great healthier breakfast, snack, or even dessert!

I love cranberry and orange together – another great recipe with this combination is my Cranberry Eggnog Bread!

Healthy Cranberry Orange Muffins recipe made with greek yogurt and whole wheat pastry flour with a sweet orange glze. A healthier holiday breakfast or dessert! #breakfast #cranberry #muffins #cranberryorangemuffins #healthy

They are not overly sweet, and topped with an easy to make sweet orange glaze.

Healthy Cranberry Orange Muffins recipe made with greek yogurt and whole wheat pastry flour with a sweet orange glze. A healthier holiday breakfast or dessert! #breakfast #cranberry #muffins #cranberryorangemuffins #healthy

I love them best chilled from the fridge, as the glaze turns into an almost frosting texture.

It is so delicious!

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Healthy Cranberry Orange Muffins recipe made with greek yogurt and whole wheat pastry flour with a sweet orange glze. A healthier holiday breakfast or dessert! #breakfast #cranberry #muffins #cranberryorangemuffins #healthy

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Cranberry Orange Muffins Recipe

Yield: 12 muffins

Healthy Cranberry Orange Muffins

Healthy Cranberry Orange Muffins recipe made with greek yogurt and whole wheat pastry flour with a sweet orange glze. A healthier holiday breakfast or dessert! #breakfast #cranberry #muffins #cranberryorangemuffins #healthy

Easy and delicious fresh healthy cranberry orange muffins

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plain 0% greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries

For the glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice (see notes)

Instructions

  1. Beat together greek yogurt, olive oil, orange juice, vanilla extract, eggs, and sugar until well combined
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt
  3. Add dry ingredients to wet, until just combined (do not over mix)
  4. Fold in cranberries
  5. Fill muffin liners 3/4 full with batter (the recipe yields around 12 muffins)
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 23-26 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
  7. Whisk together orange juice and powdered sugar until it forms the glaze
  8. Drizzle glaze over muffins
  9. Store in the fridge and serve warm or chilled (chilled is my favorite!)


Notes

  1. You can use either 1 or 2 tablespoons of orange juice for the glaze. Just 1 will yield a thicker glaze. I used two tablespoons as I wanted a more orange-y flavor and the glaze was more runny and tasted great chilled from the fridge. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 236Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 125mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 3gSugar: 19gProtein: 6g

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Cari Olson

Sunday 10th of February 2019

These were delicious ! I zested the orange as well and added it to the batter.

Joy Shull

Monday 11th of February 2019

So glad you enjoyed them!

April Rex

Saturday 6th of October 2018

I used an extra egg white instead of oil , frozen cranberries and I did not add salt. I am very pleased with how they came out. Although I think I would use a few less cranberries next time.

Joy Shull

Saturday 6th of October 2018

I'm so glad you enjoyed the recipe! I will have to try these with frozen cranberries.

Jan Putnam

Thursday 13th of September 2018

Can you use less sugar or substitute the sugar with honey?

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