Cranberry Walnut Muffins

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Cranberry Walnut Muffins are soft, flavorful muffins filled with fresh cranberries, crunchy walnuts, pumpkin puree and spices. Perfect with your cup of coffee.

Cranberry Walnut Muffins are my new favorite breakfast | This Gal Cooks

Last week I made the best homemade muffins in the whole world. Maybe that is an exaggeration. But they were good and I was THIS close to stuffing my face with all of them. Control Julie, control. I had control and I shared some of them with the gals at work. They loved them, too.

I’ve teamed up with Eggland’s Best to bring you a delicious, from scratch holiday recipe made with Eggland’s Best eggs. Eggland’s Best eggs really are the best eggs. Know what I love about them, other than the fact that I rarely find a cracked egg in a carton of Eggland’s Best eggs? They contain 25% less fat than other eggs and only 60 calories per egg. And they scream “I’m full of Omega-3s, Vitamin D and Vitamin E.” What other egg can scream that?

On my quest to make a delicious holiday recipe to share with you, I settled on Cranberry Walnut Muffins. When I think of cranberries, I think of the holidays. When I think of the holidays, I think of cranberries. They go hand in hand. These muffins go in your hand. Then they go right into your mouth for maximum breakfast enjoyment.

Cranberry Walnut Muffins are my new favorite breakfast | This Gal Cooks

Cranberry Walnut Muffins

5.0 from 4 reviews
Cranberry Walnut Muffins
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Recipe type: breakfast
Serves: 14 muffins
  • 1½ C all purpose flour
  • ¾ C granulated sugar
  • ½ C chopped walnuts
  • ½ C old fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ C pumpkin puree
  • ½ C coconut oil, melted (needs to be in liquid form)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1¼ C fresh cranberries
  • 1 tbsp all purpose flour
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease and flour a 12 cup standard muffin pan. You can also line with cupcake papers. NOTE: this recipe makes 14 muffins so you can use 2 muffin pans or you can reuse the pan you used for the initial batch of muffins.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, walnuts and oats. In another mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla extract, pumpkin puree, coconut oil and pumpkin puree. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently mix until incorporated. The batter will be thick and lumpy.
  3. Toss the cranberries in 1 tbsp of flour to coat. Carefully fold into the muffin batter.
  4. Fill each muffin cup ⅔ full.
  5. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes, or until slightly golden and a toothpick inserted into the center of one of the muffins comes out clean. If using fresh berries, reduce your baking time by about 5 minutes.
  6. Cool on a wire rack for 15-20 minutes before serving.
This recipe makes about 14 muffins. You can either use 2 muffin pans or reuse the pan you used for the first batch of muffins.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 muffin Calories: 212 Fat: 12g Carbohydrates: 25g Sugar: 12g Sodium: 162mg Protein: 3g

Cranberry Walnut Muffins are my new favorite breakfast | This Gal CooksCranberry Walnut Muffins are my new favorite breakfast | This Gal Cooks


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Or these Healthier Pumpkin Muffins.

Healthier Pumpkin Muffins. Made with coconut oil and honey. No refined sugars. 150 calories per muffin. | This Gal CooksI was compensated for this post by Eggland’s Best. However, all opinions and recipes are my own.

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  1. says

    Oh. My. Goodness! Julie, definitely loving this cranberry madness you created! I’d have to say that I need to make THESE delicious muffins. Also have to admit that I’m a huge Eggland’s brand fan! (Yes, I’m an egg brand snob, can’t help it. … they’re the best eggs.) ;) Hope you’re having a most fabulous week!

    • says

      Thank you, Gloria! I’m such an egg brand snob, too. LOVE Egglands Best because they are good and I don’t have to open 10 different cartons of eggs to find a carton without cracked eggs with Egglands Best!

      Hope you’re having a good weekend!

  2. says

    Awesome Cranberry Muffins!!! I am a muffin lover for breakfast with my coffee. I would make my Thanksgiving New York Cheese Cake if I should win.

  3. says

    Oooooo… I love these! Lately, I have been fortunate to receive fresh eggs from my aunt who has chickens, but when I can’t get those Eggland’s are a great choice instead! :) I think I would try my hand at your muffin recipe, Julie. ;)

    • says

      Hmm. I could make some more. But you would have them quicker if you made them yourself! ;) BUT, I could send you some of these buttloads of cookies I have. OMG. I am trying hard not to eat all of them. LOL

  4. Catherine says

    Just made these. They are excellent. Not too sweet. I saw your recipe this morning and had all the ingredients and we are now enjpying them. Thanks

  5. David says

    I would make a sweet potato pie. This is the only time of year when we eat sweet potatoes, and they aren’t just a side dish in our home, they are a dessert.

  6. sharon says

    I would make Flan or Quiche with Egglands Best ! Thank you for the great recipes! The cranberry walnut muffins sound great! Can’t wait to try them.


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