White Chocolate Cranberry Muffins

It’s that time of year for cranberries. With lots of fresh cranberries to use up, mine found a new home in this White Chocolate Cranberry Muffins recipe. There’s just not much better than tart cranberries paired with the sweetness of white chocolate. It’s one of my favorite flavor combinations!

White Chocolate Cranberry Muffins, COnutButter, recipe

Tis the season for holiday baking! Maybe it’s just me, but there is just something so festive about adding fresh cranberries to baked goods. I find myself adding them to muffins, cookies and breads this time of year. Cranberries and white chocolate are just so good together! You’ve got your slightly sweet chocolate on the one hand and the tart cranberries on the other. Put them together and you’re left with a match made in heaven! While white chocolate and cranberries are good on their own, what really sets these muffins apart is the addition of orange extract. The orange provides a refreshing zing that is the perfect counterpart to the tart cranberries.

So let’s talk muffins! These muffins were amazing! So soft inside and a little crunchy on top! The ingredients are really simple; most of which you probably already have in your pantry. The only thing you might not have is the cranberries. You can easily substitute half a cup of dried cranberries for the fresh ones if you like.

I’m not a fan of using the paper muffin cups, so I used this silicone muffin pan that I found online at Amazon. It works beautifully and nothing sticks. This recipe makes anywhere from 10-12 muffins. I like my muffins to be a little larger, which is why I make 10.

These muffins would make the perfect hostess gift, and the perfect quick breakfast to keep around during the holidays. Go ahead and make a double batch because they won’t last long! Enjoy!

White Chocolate Cranberry Muffins, COnutButter, recipe

White Chocolate Cranberry Muffins loaded with tangy cranberries and creamy white chocolate chips for a sweet take on breakfast – so perfect for the holidays!

White Chocolate Cranberry Muffins, COnutButter, recipe

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White Chocolate Cranberry Muffins
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack
Serves: 10-12 muffins
Ingredients
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour(can be substituted with pastry or all-purpose flour)
  • 1 TBS baking powder
  • ⅓ cup stevia or sweetner of choice
  • 1 cup unsweetened cashew or almond milk
  • ¼ cup + 2 TBS COnutButter Pure Sea Salt Almond Butter(or any drippy almond or cashew butter)
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ tsp orange extract or 2 tsp grated fresh orange zest
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries, halved(Can substitute with ½ cup dried cranberries)
  • 3 TBS coconut sugar, for topping the muffins
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven at 350 degrees.
  2. Spray for your muffin tin generously with non-stick spray.
  3. In a large bowl, sift together the oat flour and baking powder.
  4. In a separate bowl whisk together milk, almond butter, egg,sweetener and extract.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well.
  6. Do not overmix your muffin batter, it should still be a little lumpy.
  7. Gently fold in the cranberries and white chocolate chips.
  8. Pour the batter into the muffin tins, filling them about ¾ quarters of the way up.
  9. Sprinkle the tops with coconut sugar.
  10. Bake for 25 minutes.
  11. Remove from the oven and allow the muffins to rest for about 10 minutes before moving to a wire baking rack.
  12. Serve warm and enjoy!
  13. **Store in the refrigerator for up to four days or freeze.

Need some breakfast ideas? Try these delicious recipes:

Easy Overnight French Toast Bake

Sausage and Pepper Egg Bake

Chocolate Peanut Butter French Toast

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What are some of your favorite ways to enjoy or use leftover cranberries? Please share – I would love to hear from you!

5 Responses to White Chocolate Cranberry Muffins

  1. Yum! These are so festive! Cranberries also do look so pretty in holiday foods. Fun fact: my brother’s best friend’s family owns a cranberry farm in Wisconsin!

    • Happy Thursday Jo! This is definitely my favorite time of the year with cranberries! I actually made a cranberry creamcheese this morning that I’m loving too! I love that fun fact! How cool would it be to own a cranberry farm! Know I have visions of that Ocean Spray commercial where they are standing in the cranberry bogs! I LOVE IT!

  2. Wendy, for future posts involving white chocolate: if that particular post happens to be one where you’re facing writer’s block, know that by just typing “WHITE CHOCOLATE” will suffice the post – I’ll be sold immediately 😉 I totally agree about cranberries exemplifying the festive holiday season – they look like little red ornaments. LOVE. THESE. MUFFINS (and I’m team no paper cups too). HAPPY ALMOST THURSDAY! xo

    • Happy Thursday Liz! HAHA! I love it! Only a true friend would say that! I’ll keep that in mind next time I run out of ideas! I truly cannot get enough of cranberries right now between muffins, cookies and truffles! I may just need to add a few bags to my freezer to be enjoyed all year round! xo

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