Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins

Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins |
You don’t know what you have until it’s gone. It’s so true!
I knew I’m going to miss blogging but not as much! I missed writing, reading, baking, oh, how I miss baking! While I was visiting my family I turned the oven on 2 times in 5 weeks. 2 times!  Once to make roasted potatoes and once to make an apple pie! My family and friends pampered us to the last minute!
Coming back home to an empty fridge is not the baking friendly kitchen one’s looking for but I couldn’t wait any longer to do some shopping and turn the oven on!
I was craving some pumpkin goodies but after seeing fresh cranberries at the store the idea of combining the two seemed like a great idea. And oh boy, what a delicious combo.
The sweetness of the pumpkin goes well with the tartness of fresh cranberries. The agave nectar used as a sweetener gives the muffins a unique flavor enhances by the orange zest.
Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins |
To make the muffins is pretty easy and don’t even require a mixer. All you need are two bowls and a whisk.
In one bowl mix the dry ingredients : whole wheat pastry flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt and in the other bowl some of the wet ingredients : canned pumpkin, agave nectar, orange zest and grape-seed oil.
Give a whisk yo each bowl and then combine the dry ingredients into the wet ones. Add some milk and fresh cranberries and mix until combined.
Scoop the batter into prepared baking pan and bake in preheated oven until the toothpick test.
Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins |
You see, you have no excuse NOT to make these!
Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins (Vegan)
cranberry pumpkin muffins |
1 1/2 c whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1/3 c agave nectar
1/4 c canned organic pumpkin
4 tbsp grape-seed oil
grated zest from 1 small orange
1/3 c almond milk
1/3 to 1/2 c fresh cranberries
Preheat the oven to 375F. Line a 6 muffin baking pan with paper cups or grease it with some baking spray.
In a bowl combine the whole wheat pastry flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In another bowl whisk the pumpkin, agave nectar, grape-seed oil and orange zest.
Slowly combine the dry ingredients into the wet once.
A little at a time add the almond milk followed by the fresh cranberries. Stir until just combined. Do not over-mix!
Scoop the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for about 23-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Thank you all for being here today, love you all!

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  1. Yuri - Chef Pandita says

    That rerminds me my oven and blog need some love too :) great healthy muffins, loving the fresh cranberries!

  2. Mihaela says

    Bine ai venit inapoi! Sunt convinsa ca ai avut parte de momente minunate in Romania, si abia astept sa ma duc si eu!!! sunt foarte entuziasmata, mi-e asa dor de ai mei :) Imi plac muffins-urile tale, sunt perfecte pentru micul dejun si imi place ca sunt fara zahar, pentru ca trebuie sa il mai reduc putin :)

  3. Tina says

    OMG-there is fresh whole cranberries in there! Not craisins and not chopped. I will definitely have to try this unique combo. Well done Roxanna-yum!

  4. foodwanderings says

    Oh Roxana, you cannot even imagine how crazed I am about cranberries. I always find whoever makes vegan appealing incredible! :)

  5. RavieNomNoms says

    These look fabulous! I love them. I just have to try them…one of my close friends is a Vegan so she would just die over these

  6. Dzoli says

    I am not a great fan of cranberries(exept in the sauce)Therefore didn't eever make muffins with them.Looks tempting:)

  7. Chef Dennis says

    now that's a tasty flavor combination! I love fresh cranberries, we really need to use them more often!
    Thanks for a delicious post!

  8. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says

    I love using cranberries in breads and muffins! And they go so well with pumpkin! These muffins look so tasty!

  9. Elies_Lie says

    Glad that now u can turn ur oven ON again roxana :)
    Tq for sharing the recipe… my 3 fav ingred is inside : whole wheat flour – cranberry – pumpkin!
    Healthy lovely muffin! 😉

  10. Dionne Baldwin says

    The only downside to making these is that there is no WAY I can make them look this good. I am envious of your eye for style and abilities with a camera, but I am very interested in this recipe! I have never used fresh cranberries in my muffins but I need to. Thank you for sharing this vegan recipe with me!

  11. Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels says

    These muffins look sooo good. I love anything pumpkin and I love cranberries too! :) I can't wait to try these out. Thanks for the recipe!

  12. Junia says

    i love how these muffins are already vegan! i would totally make these GF! pumpkin + cranberry = thanksgiving flavored muffin :). welcome back!

  13. Charlie says

    I made a pumpkin cranberry bread last year and loved it! Cranberries and pumpkin are made for each other :). Your muffins look delicious!!

  14. Priscilla - She's Cookin' says

    Welcome back – we missed you! It's not fall without pumpkin and cranberry :} Agave nectar is a great sweetener for tart fresh cranberries!

  15. Foodiva says

    You needed that break away from the oven, but we sure missed your baked goods – and YOU! These muffins look so easy to make but so flavorful, and I'm tempted to go and make these today (except with dried cranberries because we can't get fresh ones here).

  16. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen says

    Cranberries and pumpkin just mean one thing – the holidays are coming! Love those fall flavors.

  17. Valerie says

    It must be a curious taste: pumkin & cranberry! I like it, here in my city we don't find cranberries, (or I think so) what a pity…

  18. Kristen says

    Welcome back home and back to blogging! Those muffins sound like a great way to get back to baking. They combine all of the comforting flavors of fall.

  19. Lizzy says

    Oh, these look fabulous! I'm going to have to add orange zest and dried cranberries to my next batch of pumpkin muffins (or at least a few that will be just for me!!!). Such deliciousness here :)

  20. kita says

    And we missed your baked awesomeness as well! I think I even got a little lost like a puppy checking your site and waiting for your return at one point.
    These muffins look awesome – I love pumpkin and cranberry – but don't tell anyone :)

  21. Tanantha says

    Welcome back Roxana! I didn't cook at all when I went back home haha and I agree that family will pamper you to last min :). These muffins are right on time for Halloween and Fall. Pumpkin and cranberry are great combination plus your love of baking making these are even more delicious!

  22. Nami | Just One Cookbook says

    My kids love cranberries. These pumpkin with cranberries – such a nice muffin with holiday spirit! Congrats on Top 9!

  23. Brooks at Cakewalker says

    Hi Roxana, It's so nice to stop by for a visit and a closer look at these beautiful muffins. I had a 5 week stretch over the summer where I went blogless and bakeless, but the quality time spent with family was priceless. I can relate to the visual of returning to an empty fridge. Congratulations on the Top 9!

  24. Becky says

    Welcome home! These muffins are gorgeous and I love the fresh cranberries with the pumpkin, which are fewer carbs than dried cranberries. I can't wait to make these.

    Congrats on the Top 9 Today!

  25. Rosita Vargas says

    OMG ….esto luce espectacular,me encantan los arándanos es mi fruto preferido,su combinación está ideal ,abrazos hugs,hugs.

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