Spicy Cranberry Apple and Carrots Muffins

Thanksgiving muffins that is packed with all the yummy ingredients of the season! If you love a muffin with a lot of spices and chunky ingredients this recipe is for you! Enjoy any time of the year but during the holidays they are another way to add cranberries to the menu. Consider them for a buffet, breakfast, or a compliment to a stew or soup! The aroma is unbelievable while they are baking – then add a bit of butter and they are heavenly. And if cranberries are not your thing… then consider what you might substitute!Β 

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.

Spicy Cranberry Apple and Carrots Muffins

These wonderful muffins can be enjoyed any time of the year. For Thanksgiving and Christmas they are a great way to use those extra fresh cranberries!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: bread, Christmas, Thanksgiving
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 Muffins
Calories: 119kcal
Author: Bernice


Apple & Sugar Mixture

  • 2 cups Apples peeled and chopped
  • 1-1/3 cups Coconut Sugar

Vegetables & Nuts

  • 1 cup Cranberries roughly chopped
  • 1 cup Carrots shredded
  • 1 cup Nuts chopped (walnuts or pecans)
  • 2 Eggs organic
  • 1/2 cup Canola Oil

Dry Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt


  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger
  • ΒΌ tsp Cloves


  • In a bowl, combine apples and sugar; let stand for 10 minutes. 
  • Add the Vegetable and Nut ingredients; mix well. 
  • Combine the Dry and Spice ingredients; stir into apple mixture just until moistened. 
  • Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
  • Bake at 375Β° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.


Serving: 24g | Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 168mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 18.4% | Vitamin C: 1.6% | Calcium: 3.3% | Iron: 3.5%

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Author: Bernice

Cooking has always been a passion of mine with trying new recipes or adding a twist to an existing recipe. This blog contains some of our favorite healthier recipes but also contains decadent desserts and delicious meals that may not consider calorie count! So grab your favorite Supper Plate and enjoy our Cooking Adventure!

24 thoughts

    1. Thank you! They are a fabulous muffin with so many opportunities from changing out ingredients to how they are served! Your avocado cake looks awesome! πŸ™‚

    1. I used fresh cranberries but I would imagine dried would also work. It is a great combination making them a fun muffin! They were gone fairly quickly! πŸ™‚

  1. What a wonderful recipe! Thank you for sharing, Bernice! I love using fresh cranberries but have never paired them with apples or carrots before – look forward to try this out! 😊

    1. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I love the blend of them – especially since we don’t think of them naturally going together. The fun of cooking and exploring. πŸ™‚ I hope you enjoy the muffins if you try them!

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