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cranberry pumpkin muffins

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Lee's summit, MO

"Ode to the pumpkin muffin" I hate you pumpkin muffin for making me fat; I hate you pumpkin muffin for making me spend all my money; I hate you pumpkin muffin for the time I waste thinking about eating you; I love you... pumpkin muffin... until tomorrow....

Blue Ribbon Recipe

If you love pumpkin, this easy muffin recipe is for you. The fall spices blend perfectly with the tart cranberries, sweet apples, and crunchy walnuts. Don't be concerned about the lack of eggs in this recipe. The pumpkin is a great healthy substitute that adds to the overall flavor. Delish!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 12
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cranberry pumpkin muffins

  • 1 pkg
    18.25 oz. yellow cake mix
  • 1 can
    15 oz. pumpkin
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 c
    fresh or dried cranberries
  • 1 c
    apples, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    walnuts, chopped
  • turbinado sugar (sugar made from sugar can extract)

How To Make cranberry pumpkin muffins

Test Kitchen Tips
We tested this recipe using thawed frozen cranberries.
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350. Grease or line with paper liner a 12 cup muffin pan.
  • 2
    In a large bowl add cake mix, pumpkin, and spices.
  • 3
    Mix until blended.
  • 4
    Fold in cranberries.
  • 5
    Then add apples.
  • 6
    Finally, fold in nuts.
  • 7
    Spoon equal amounts of batter into muffin tin, filling each almost 1/2 full. Sprinkle tops with turbinado sugar.
  • 8
    Bake 20-25 min or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • 9
    Let cool and enjoy!