Cranberry Apple Carrot Muffins

Cranberry Apple Muffins

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Cranberry Apple Muffins are a wonderful way to incorporate yummy ingredients of the season into your Thanksgiving Dinner! If you love a muffin with a lot of warm 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! 

Cranberry Apple Carrot Muffins

Easy Cranberry Apple Muffins

This recipe is a basic Muffin recipe with the addition of cranberries, apples, and carrots. It is easy to make taking less than an hour with baking time. My preference is to use fresh ingredients over dried ingredients. But you could try using dried cranberries to see how they work over fresh cranberries. As a disclaimer, I have not tried dried cranberries since I use the left over fresh cranberries. It is a substantial Cranberry Apple Muffin with so many ingredients.

A consideration is to make Cranberry Apple Mini-Muffins that might be better for a dinner party. Taste of Home recommends not changing the oven temperature when making mini-muffins but the baking time typically decrease. Mini-muffins may take 10 to 15 minutes depending upon the oven temperature. When converting from full size muffins to mini-muffins, I use my experience with how my oven bakes to determine a baking time. I start with a conservative time with checking for doneness.

Cran-Apple Carrot Muffins
Cran-Apple Carrot Muffins

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.

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Cranberry Apple Carrot Muffins

Cranberry Apple Muffins

Cranberry Apple Muffins are a wonderful way to incorporate yummy ingredients of the season into your Thanksgiving Dinner! If you love a muffin with a lot of warm spices and chunky ingredients this recipe is for you!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course bread, Christmas, Thanksgiving
Cuisine American
Servings 24 Muffins
Calories 119 kcal


  • Cutting board and knife
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium bowl
  • Cookie cooling rack
  • 12 Muffin tin with paper cup liners


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


Calories are approximate based upon how many you make and any serving toppings such as butter and jams.
Keyword Cranberry Apple Muffins


    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. They are fantastic! The aroma when baking is heavenly! I hope you enjoy them. Thank you for visiting Cooking Plate! πŸ’• πŸ’• 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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