November 8, 2010

Pumpkin Orange Cranberry Muffins

Posted in Make tagged , , , , at 11:53 am by onetinyacorn

I couldn’t decide between making pumpkin spice muffins or cranberry orange ones yesterday, so I decided to combine the two into one palate-pleasing dynamo. In the process, I took a delicious recipe and made it a bit healthier as well. My friend Liz is an expert at making very delicious, often healthy foods, so you should check out her blog, too. You won’t be sorry.

I modified the recipe for “The Best Pumpkin Muffins,” found in Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s Vegan with a Vengeance thusly*:


1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 cup pureed pumpkin
1/4 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon or so grated orange peel
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon molasses
1 cup fresh cranberries

* Note: this is the lowlander recipe. High-altitude friends, make the appropriate modifications for your altitude. You know what to do.


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a twelve-muffin tin.

Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and spices. In a separate bowl, whisk together pumpkin, OJ, orange peel, milk, oils, and molasses. Pour wet ingredients into the dry and mix. Fold in cranberries.

Fill the muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Keep away from cats, as they will eat these up if given a chance.



  1. liz said,

    these muffins are something pretty, indeed!
    glad to see you’re still baking away out there.
    we are looking forward to seeing you and shaun in a few weeks!

    • Erin said,

      Thanks! We can’t wait to see everyone around the holidays! 🙂

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