Orange and cranberry muffins

Yesterday I retrieved my first food delivery during lock down. In the box was an assortment of dry goods as well as some sweet treats, included were the most beautiful little cranberries. These came together quite haphazardly but they ended up quite superb.

They don’t take very long and can be whipped up in a flash. They are sweet and tangy and go well with a warm cup of tea.

Cranberry and orange decadence

What you’ll need:

½ cup                    granulated sugar

1 ½ cups               cake wheat flour

½ tsp                     salt

1 tsp                      ground cinnamon

2 tsp                      baking powder

1                             large banana, mashed

¾ cup                    vegan butter, melted

¼ cup                    soy or almond milk

1                              orange, zested and juiced

1 tsp                      vanilla essence

1 ½ cups               dried cranberries

½ cup                    icing sugar

½ cup                    Orange Orbs – Cheaky Co. (optional but soooo worth it. You can also use normal dark chocolate.)

Orange and cranberry muffins

How to do it:

  • Preheat your oven to 190°C and line a muffin tin with cupcake liners or spray with non-stick spray.
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl add the flour, granulated sugar, salt, baking powder and cinnamon. Mix it together so it’s evenly distributed.
  • Shoot in your mashed banana, vegan butter, plant milk, vanilla essence and half of the orange zest and juice. Mix until all the dry ingredients are incorporated.
  • Fold in 1 cup of the dried cranberries, making sure the are spread through but don’t over mix.
  • Distribute the batter between your muffin tins. It should make 8 large muffins or 12 smallish ones.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Set aside to cool.
  • For the icing, mix the icing sugar and the rest of the orange juice and zest with a fork until the icing is smooth.
  • Drizzle the icing over the muffins, sprinkle with the chocolate pieces and some more cranberries.
Let’s eat!

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoy making these as much as I did!

If you give these a try, drop me a message and let me know how they turned out and what improvements you made! Don’t forget to tag me in your creation on Instagram @ninarlasvegas or on facebook @flightoffancy.

Love and health to all of you x



3 Comments on “Orange and cranberry muffins

  1. Pingback: vegan hot cross buns – Flight of Fancy

  2. These look delicious! I have lots of recipes on my page if you’d like to follow 🙂


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