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Cranberry Orange Muffin

With these muffins you get the sunny, citrusy flavor of oranges and zesty cranberries. 

3 out of 5 (9 votes)
Primary Prep, Ingredients & Nutritional Info

Start with: 1/2 Cup Water, 1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil, 2 Eggs

Just three easy steps

  1. // Heat oven to 400°F. Lightly grease pan or line muffin pan with paper baking cups.
  2. // STIR together water, oil, eggs and mun mix until blended. Gently stir undrained cranberries into batter. FILL mun cups 2/3 full. For loaf, spread batter into lightly greased loaf pan.
  3. // Bake as directed below or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; gently loosen and remove from pan. Store cooled muffins in tightly covered container.

High Altitude (over 5,000 feet): Prepare as directed, adding 1 tbsp all-purpose flour and an additional 2 tbsps water.

YieldTemperatureBake Time
26-30 Mini Muffins400°F12-14 minutes
12 Standard Muffins400°F18-20 minutes
8x4–inch Loaf Pan350°F45-50 minutes


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 cup muffin mix (35g) & 2 tsp cranberries (9g)

Servings Per Container: about 12

Amount Per ServingMix As Prepared*
Calories from Fat2080
% Daily Value
Total Fat2g3%14%
Saturated Fat1g5%13%
Trans Fat0g
Total Carbohydrate30g10%10%
Dietary Fiber<1g3%3%
Vitamin A0%0%
Vitamin C0%0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calories needs:

Total Fatless than65g80g
Saturated Fatless than20g25g
Cholesterolless than300mg300mg
Sodiumless than2400mg2400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g375g
Dietary Fiber25g30g
Calories per gram: Fat: 9 Carbohydrate: 4 Protein: 4


MUFFIN MIX INGREDIENTS: Enriched bleached flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid, malted barley flour), sugar, palm and soybean oil, dextrose, food starch-modified, salt, leavening (baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate), dried orange peel, natural and artificial flavors (contains milk derivatives), sodium stearoyl lactylate, citric acid, xanthan gum. Freshness preserved with BHA. 


CRANBERRIES AND ORANGE PEEL INGREDIENTS: Sliced cranberries, water, sugar, orange peel. 

CONTAINS: Wheat and milk.

May contain eggs, soy and tree nuts.

Refer to the package for the most current ingredient information.


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    Prep 20 min Total Time 1 hr 20 min Servings 12


    1 package Krusteaz Cranberry Orange Muffin Mix

    1/2 cup water

    1/3 cup vegetable oil

    2 eggs

    1/2 tsp almond extract

    1 can cranberries (enclosed)

    3 fresh plums, thinly sliced

    1. //Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 9-inch spring form pan.
    2. //2Stir together water, oil, eggs, almond extract and muffin mix until blended. Gently stir in undrained cranberries into batter.
    3. //Spoon batter into pan. Arrange plum slices evenly over batter.
    4. //Bake 45-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Makes 12 servings.

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Ratings and Reviews

Cranberry Orange Muffin : 9 Reviews

This is the best!


Bought this for a 'quick fix' on Easter morning (having family over for breakfast).....what a HUGE mistake. The muffins turned out heavy, globby, rubber like cakes that stuck to the paper liners. I live at 5300 feet, and did the added flour adjustment for high altitude. This was the one bread item I was to serve with the rest of the meal. I should have made my planned coffee cake!! I am an excellent cook, and usually make everything from scratch. What is up with this mix????


Hi Linda! I'm so sorry to hear you had baking difficulties with this mix Easter Morning. We certainly want you to be happy with our products! Give us a call at 1-800-457-7744 and we can offer some baking tips along with a complimentary coupon to replace this box. Thanks for letting us know.


Hi Linda! I am sorry to hear you had baking difficulties on Easter Morning. We definitely want you to be happy with our products. Give us a call at 1-800-457-7744 so we can offer some tips and send you a replacement coupon. We are happy you let us know of your experience.


Hi Linda! I'm so sorry to hear you had problems with this delicious muffin mix! Give us a call at 1-800-45-744 and we can offer some tips as well as replace that box for you. We certainly want you to be happy with our products. Looking forward to hearing from you.


For medical reasons I need to be on a low fat diet, I have bought this mix over and over because they are the best fat free muffins I have found!


For years I've purchased the low fat version in the original box. this year I can't find it an dnow have to purchased this version. On the 16th of September I perchase two boxes of the orange cranberry muffin mix. I opend one box this morning the 18th of September 2016, I emptied the dry packaged into a mixing was full of bugs, no mistaking what they were. I then opened the second box, no need to open the dry package, the bugs were clearly visible. I'm very unhappy, at this point I'm not sure I'll purchase anymore Krusteaz products. I've always used the cornbread mix and muffin mixes. Please bring back the original orange cranberry without bugs...


Hi Dawna,
We're disappointed that you found insects in your mix, and we're eager to make things right. We want to assure you that many steps are taken to ensure the safety and quality of our products. Our Quality Assurance personnel as well as an independent pest control agency routinely monitor our manufacturing facilities. Facility inspections focus on any area of potential pest activity as well as other
Good Manufacturing Practices.
Please call us at 800-457-7744 so that we can collect information from your boxes and send you replacement coupons.


My mother loves the "just add water" version. She bakes one box a week and freezes them so she can have one with her breakfast. She's on a fixed income and besides loving the taste -- the non-supreme was a better deal for her. I had to go out and get her another oil just for her to bake these!!! She's also had several strokes and the other version was easier for her to prepare! Can I still get the other version anywhere???

Hi Shelly! Thank you for reaching out. You can currently find the "just add water version" on (see link below). However, as a heads up, this product is in the process of being discontinued. However, we do have Fat Free Blueberry Muffin and Fat Free Apple Cinnamon Muffin mixes that are "just add water" and are delicious! I hope your mom will enjoy these.


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