sugared cran orange muffins
  • (1 1/2 cups) all-purpose flour
  • (1/2 cup) raw wheat germ
  • (1/2 cup) sweetened dried cranberries
  • (1 tsp.) baking powder
  • (1/2 tsp.) baking soda
  • (1/2 tsp.) ground cinnamon
  • (1/4 tsp.) salt
  • (1/8 tsp.) ground nutmeg
  • (3/4 cup) packed brown sugar
  • (1/4 cup) canola oil
  • (1 tsp.) grated orange rind
  • (1/2 cup) fresh orange juice
  • (2 large) eggs
  • (1 Tbsp.) turbinado sugar



Sugared Cran-Orange Muffins

Sweet orange muffins loaded with dried cranberries then topped with a crunchy sugar crust.

Preparation Time

About 10 minutes

Cook Time

About 17 minutes


  1. 1Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a standard muffin pan with cooking spray.
  2. 2In a large bowl, stir together flour, wheat germ, cranberries, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Use your hand to make a hole in the center of the mixture.
  3. 3In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, oil, orange rind, juice and eggs. Pour into the hole you created, stir to combine.
  4. 4Fill muffin cups evenly with batter, top evenly with sugar. Bake 17 minutes, or until spongey. Cool on wire racks and serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 muffin

Amount Per Serving:

  • Calories 197
  • Total Fat 5.8 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 33.8 g
  • Protein 3.4 g
  • Cholesterol 35 mg
  • Sodium 149 mg
  • Fiber 1.2 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Breakfast

Recipe Subcategory: Muffins and Breads

Recipe Ethnicity: N/A

Dietetic Info:

  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Eggs

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.