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Cranberry Orange Muffin

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

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Primary Prep, Ingredients & Nutritional Info

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

Just three easy steps

  1. // Heat oven to 400°F. Line muffin pan with paper baking cups or lightly grease.
  2. // Stir together water, oil, eggs and muffin mix until blended. Gently stir undrained cranberries into batter. Fill muffin 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 an additional 2 tablespoons water.

YieldTemperatureBake Time
26-30 Mini Muffins400°F15-17 minutes
12 Standard Muffins400°F18-20 minutes
8x4–inch Loaf Pan350°F50-55 minutes

For a zesty orange glaze, stir 1 cup powdered sugar with 2 Tbsp orange juice until smooth.

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 Fat090
% Daily Value
Total Fat0g0%15%
Saturated Fat0g0%10%
Trans Fat0g
Total Carbohydrate33g11%11%
Dietary Fiber<1g3%3%
Vitamin A0%0%
Vitamin C0%0%


MUFFIN MIX INGREDIENTS: Enriched bleached flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), sugar, dextrose, food starch-modified, salt, leavening (baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate), dried orange peel, arabic gum, natural flavor, soybean oil, tapioca starch, citric acid, xanthan gum.

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


May contain milk, eggs, soy and tree nuts.

Refer to the package for the most current ingredient information.


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    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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