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Cranberry Orange Muffins

Cranberry Orange Muffins Recipe

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: vegan, gluten free, baked
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: american
  • Diet: Vegan


This Cranberry Orange Muffin recipe is so festive and flavorful! Made with fresh cranberries, orange zest, and a hint of rosemary, they are perfect for the holiday table! Vegan and GF adaptable.


Units Scale
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free flour blend (like Bob’s Red Mill 1 to1 blend)
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free oats- or sub more flour
  • 1/2 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 12 tablespoons orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries- or use frozen, do not thaw
  • 1 cup plant-based milk- oat, almond, soy, cashew, etc.
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil (or avocado)
  • 1 teaspoon Apple cider vinegar


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 23 tablespoons orange juice, more as needed.

Garnish: rosemary and orange zest


  1. Preheat Oven to 400 F 
  2. Spray a 12-cup nonstick muffin tin with olive oil spray, or use cupcake liners.
  3. In a large bowl, mix all dry ingredients together, including rosemary, zest and cranberries.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients together.
  5. Pour wet into dry and mix well.
  6. Fill greased muffin cups to just below the rim. Lower heat to 350F.  Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. 
  7. Make the glaze: In a small bowl whisk orange juice with powdered sugar until smooth and combined. Drizzle over muffins. Garnish with rosemary and orange zest!


Muffins will ke ep on the counter covered for 4 days. 


  • Serving Size: 1 Portion
  • Calories: 381
  • Sugar: 26.1 g
  • Sodium: 234.4 mg
  • Fat: 20 g
  • Carbohydrates: 47.1 g
  • Protein: 4.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 104.2 mg

Keywords: cranberry orange muffins, vegan cranberry orange muffins, gluten free cranberry orange muffins