Cranberry Apple Muffins

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This fall apples have been on sale for a great price.  They come in a little 4 pound tote bag and are anywhere between 69 and 99 cents a pound.  Since I love to make recipes with apples I just keep on buying them!  Plus, I stick an apple in my lunch several times a week as well so most of them get used up in a week or two.

Bite into an Apple Cranberry Muffin

There are always a few apples left over that I just need to do something with.  One week I used my Instant Pot and made applesauce.   Another week I simply chopped them up and used them in a fruit salad.   Then I tossed them in a salad yet another week.   I was looking for a different way to use them when I dropped a bag of dried cranberries on the floor from the cupboard.

Everything you need to make Apple Cranberry Muffins

Picking them up I realized that cranberries and apples go really well together. After thinking about cookies, bread, and a few other recipes I went for Cranberry Apple Muffins.  I figured if nothing else I could enjoy them for breakfast or as a midday snack.  In either case I was excited for the sweet and tart combination of flavors.

Delicious Apple Cranberry Muffins

I mixed up a batch and put them in the oven.   They smelled really yummy and spicy and like fall. When they came out I was anxious to try them.   They were very flavorful with the apples being sweet, the cranberries being a little tart, and the spices really coming through.   I really enjoyed them for breakfast but they would also be good as a snack on the go.

Bite into an Apple Cranberry Muffin

Cranberry Apple Muffins

Sweet, tangy, and spiced muffins are perfect for breakfast or an on the go snack!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins
Author: Hezzi-D


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 c. flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 c. dried cranberries
  • 1 medium apple chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  • In a bowl whisk together the eggs, sugar, and butter.
  • Add in the vanilla and milk and mix well.
  • In a small bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and combine until batter is smooth.
  • Fold in the cranberries and apples.
  • Divide the batter between 10 muffin cups.
  • Bake for 16-18 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool completely.


Recipe adapted from 5 Dollar Dinners

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