Chelsea Helton Recipe

Orange-Cranberry Muffin

By Chelsea Helton Chels

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Chelsea's Story

My husband seems to think these muffins have a fruity pebbles flavor. I must say…the tart cranberries pair up nicely with the orange glaze.


2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 c
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
2 tsp
greated orange rind
3/4 c
orange juice, fresh (about 1-2 oranges)
1/4 c
canola oil
large egg, lightly beaten
2 c
coarsly chopped cranberries
1/3 c
chopped pecans or walnuts
cooking spray or muffin liners

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. It’s best to let your oven sit at the desired temperature for 5-10 minutes before popping your muffins in.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl; make a well in the center of mixture.
Combine rind, juice, oil, and egg in a small bowl, stirring well with a wisk. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. DON’T OVER MIX BATTER! Fold in cranberries and pecans(if desired at this point, or sprinkle on top after baking). Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups either coated with cooking spray or liners. BAKE at 400° for 15 minutes or until the muffins spring back when touched lightly in the center.
MIX 1 cup powder sugar with approximately 3-4 Tablespoons of orange juice. Add orange juice until you get a nice smooth drizzle consistency. Once your muffins are finished baking, carefully remove each muffin and place on a wire rack. Drizzle each muffin with the orange glaze and sprinkle with pecans; let cool.

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Nov 23, 2012 - Cheryle Grace shared a photo of this recipe. View photo
Cheryle Grace Sweetsgal
Nov 23, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Cheryle Grace Sweetsgal
Nov 23, 2012
I made these muffins for Thanksgiving morning. They were a big hit,I love cranberries, and now my family appreciates them a little more.
Deb Doney dld161
Nov 13, 2012
I used orange juce concentrate because I had no oranges. I also added a couple drops of pure tangerine essential oil to the batter and glaze. Yummy doesn't even begin to describe these tasty muffins! Orange-Cranberry Muffin
Nov 16, 2011 - Chelsea Helton shared a photo of this recipe. View photo