Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins

I know I know I know...

October is over so stop with the pumpkin recipes all ready!

Sorry I can't!

Besides pumpkin can go through to Thanksgiving! And by adding in the cranberries it makes it a November recipe!

Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins
(adapted from BHG's Pumpkin Bread)
(yields 12 jumbo muffins)

3 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
3 1/3 flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
2/3 cupwater
1 15 ounce can packed pumpkin
1 cup chopped fresh cranberries
1 tbs orange zest
12 tsp turbinado sugar /raw sugar (optional)


Preheat oven to 350.

Cream sugar and vegetable oil together, add in eggs beating on medium speed one at a time.

In a separate bowl combine, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg together.

Slowly mix your dry ingredients into sugar mixture.

Mix in water, pumpkin, zest.

Fold in cranberries.

Transfer into lined muffin pans.

Sprinkle each muffin with a tsp of turbinado sugar (raw sugar).

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until tooth pic is inserted and comes out clean.

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  1. We made sweet potato cranberry muffins last spring and LOVED them -- I really like this recipe; looks like a Thanksgiving "hit" recipe to me.

  2. Thanks guys! @ SnoWhite, I have been wanting to bake with sweet potatoes for awhile now. I think I need to this week!

  3. Cranberries are quintessential to Thanksgiving-time for me! As a little girl, my mom would read me the book "A Very Cranberry Thanksgiving" and it had a cranberry bread recipe in the back. After we read the book we would make the bread. What a sweet memory! (I found the book second-hand as an adult and I treasure it.) These muffins look great! I have a go-to pumpkin muffin recipe, maybe I'll throw in some cranberries next time!

  4. Cranberry and white chocolate sounds unique. I agree, no point in stopping with pumpkin, it can go till Xmas and beyond!

  5. White chocolate and craisins are my favorite oatmeal cookie combination. I bet I'd like these too!

  6. These look AMAZING. I bought a bag of fresh cranberries and I haven't been able to figure out what to do with them. This is clearly it.

  7. thanks guys! Yes if you Cranberries Kristin... you should def. make some muffins.