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A delicious Cranberry Muffins recipe for a bakery style muffin filled bursting with cranberries. This easy muffin recipe is made with fresh cranberries, chopped pears, and a few other simple ingredients.

I love sharing simple breakfast recipes for and this is a fun breakfast bread or lunch box snack you will love. These homemade cranberry muffins from scratch have a crumble topping and taste amazing. 

Easy Cranberry Muffins

Why You Will Love This Recipe

This simple muffin recipe is easy to make and delicious. This recipe can be made in about 45 minutes or less if you have your ingredients all ready to go.

These easy cranberry muffins taste like the flavors of the season in a muffin. Great on a holiday breakfast table or at a holdiay brunch.  

These festive muffins taste better (and are cheaper!) than store-bought options.

They are the perfect everyday snack for the whole family.

 

Easy Cranberry Muffins

Great way to use up leftover cranberries

Cranberry and Pear Muffins

 

Ingredients For Cranberry Muffins

This recipe only requires a few ingredients. 

Cranberry Muffins Ingredients

Muffin Ingredients

Eggs
Flour – I use an all-purpose flour
Buttermilk
Cranberries – I loke to use fresh cranberries. 
Pear
Sugar – This recipe uses both brown sugar and white sugar. 
Coconut oil You can use canola oil or vegetable oil as a substitute.
Baking Seasonings – Cinnamon, baking soda,  and salt

Streusel Ingredients

All-purpose flour
Sugar
Brown sugar
Cinnamon
Butter

Equipment and Kitchen Tools Needed

  • large bowl 
  • muffin tin 
  • paper muffin cups or cupcake liners
  • small bowl
  • electric hand mixer or stand mixer
  • spoon
  • measuring cup

 

How to Make Cranberry Pear Muffins

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Add buttermilk to a large bowl.
  2. Add vanilla,
  3. Add eggs and blend well.  Set aside In a second bowl, sift the dry ingredients (flour, sugars, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon).
  4. Once the wet ingredients are combined, add the dry ingredients by combining the flour mixture with the buttermilk mixture.
  5. Add in the melted coconut oil and mix with whisk until well combined.
  6. Add in the chopped nuts.
  7.  

How to Make Cranberry Pear Muffins

7. Add the chopped pears.

8. Fold the muffin batter until the fruit is well incorporated. Spoon into muffin cups. Fill ¾ of the liner with the muffin mixture,

9. For the streusel, add in all of the streusel ingredients into a separate bowl.

10. Combine until the mixture is clumping and can hold shape.

11. Fill the remaining ¼ space with the streusel mixture making sure to not pack it down.

12. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Check with a toothpick to be sure the muffins are fully cooked. Cool on a wire rack
For the streusel, add in all of the ingredients into a separate bowl. Combine until the mixture is clumping and can hold shape. Prepare a muffin pan with liners and add in the muffin mixture. Fill ¾ of the liner with the muffin mixture, Fill the remaining ¼ space with the streusel mixture making sure to not pack it down. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Check with a toothpick to be sure the muffins are fully cooked.Cool on a wire rack Top with your favorite icing and fresh cranberries.

Variations, Notes and Substitutions

  • Frozen cranberries can be used in place of fresh ones. 
  • You can make some festive cranberry orange muffins by replacing the pears with orange pieces.
  • Add your favorite icing to the top of the muffins. Be sure to wait until muffins have cooled to room temperature before frosting.

Pro Tips and Timesaver Shortcuts

  • Be sure that you use cooled syrup to the recipe.
  • You can store the syrup in a plastic squeeze bottle for easy use. 
  • You can make mini muffins by baking in a mini muffin pan. 

Serving, Storage & Leftover Suggestions

  • These are delicious with a little butter or cream cheese.
  • Store leftover muffins in an airtight container.

FAQ

Can you use dried cranberries for this recipe?

Yes, you can freeze the syrup in sealed a freezer-safe container. 

What Fruits are Comparable to Cranberries?

There are so many delicious fruits you can use such as apples, cherries, apricots, and raspberries.

 
 

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Cranberry Muffins with Pear

A delicious Cranberry Muffins recipe for a bakery-style muffin filled bursting with cranberries. A nice winter muffin that is tasty!
Course bread, Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast bread, brunch, cranberry, holiday, muffins, spears
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 138kcal

Ingredients

Muffins

  • ½ cup Buttermilk
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • cup All-purpose flour
  • ½ cup Granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup Brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon Baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 3 Tablespoon Coconut oil- melted
  • ¾ cup Pear- cored and chopped roughly 1 large pear
  • ¾ cup Cranberries- roughly chopped
  • ½ cup Almonds- chopped

Streusel

  • ½ cup All-purpose flour
  • ½ cup Granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup Brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 5 Tablespoons Butter- melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place paper liners in muffin tin.
  • Start by mixing the wet ingredients in a mixing bowl (buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla).
  • Once well combined, sift the dry ingredients into the wet (flour, sugars, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon).
  • Add in the melted coconut oil and mix until well combined.
  • Once combined, add in the chopped fruits and nuts.
  • Fold until well incorporated.
  • For the streusel, add in all of the ingredients into a separate bowl.
  • Combine until the mixture is clumping and can hold shape.
  • Prepare a muffin pan with liners and add in the muffin mixture.
  • Fill ¾ of the liner with the muffin mixture,
  • Fill the remaining ¼ space with the streusel mixture making sure to not pack it down.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  • Check with a toothpick to be sure the muffins are fully cooked.
  • Top with your favorite icing and fresh cranberries.

Nutrition

Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 220mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

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Tamara

Saturday 13th of November 2021

Incredibly lovely! Scarlet asked me today if I would make muffins with her. I think I see the exact recipe we want to make!

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Thursday 11th of November 2021

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