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Gluten Free Cranberry Orange Muffins

  • Author: Elaine VanVleck
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This recipe for gluten free cranberry orange muffins is healthy and easy to make! They are moist and perfect for breakfast.



1 cup Unsweetened Applesauce
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp. Orange Extract
2 large Eggs
1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
3 Tbsp. Coconut Oil, melted
2 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Sea Salt
1 Tbsp. Fresh Orange Peel, finely grated
3/4 cup Milk
1 1/4 cup Almond Flour
1 1/4 cup Gluten Free Flour
1 1/4 cup Gluten Free Rolled Oats
1 cup Fresh Cranberries, coarsely chopped


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12 muffin tin with liners or grease the pan with butter or coconut oil.

In the bowl of your stand mixer beat the applesauce, vanilla, orange extract, eggs, granulated sugar, brown sugar and melted coconut oil until blended together.

Add the baking powder, baking soda, salt, orange peel, milk, almond flour, gluten free flour and gluten free rolled oats to the wet mixture and blend until combined. Add the chopped fresh cranberries and blend until they are just mixed into the batter.

Spoon the batter into each muffin cup evenly. This recipe makes 12 muffins.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until muffins are golden and spring back to your touch.

Let the muffins cool completely and then store them in an air tight container for up to a week.


I would not substitute dried cranberries for fresh cranberries. It will change the flavor and texture of the muffins.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Muffins
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Gluten Free

Keywords: gluten free, breakfast, brunch, snacks, baking, muffins, fruit, holidays, Christmas, Thanksgiving