Monday Muffins: Cranberry Vanilla Muffins


Friday I shared my recipe for Cranberry Orange Scones and today I share a different recipe for Cranberry Vanilla Muffins! What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a delicious muffin? In this recipe half a vanilla bean is ground right into the sugar to dominate the flavor of the muffin. Use those frozen cranberries in the freezer or try dried cranberries to whip up a batch of these delicious Cranberry Vanilla Muffins.Cranberry Vanilla Muffins


Cranberry Vanilla Muffins






½ vanilla bean, cut into small pieces

1 cup sugar

½ cup butter

2 large eggs,

2 cups of flour

2 tsp baking powder

¼ tsp salt

½ cup milk

2 ½ cups fresh cranberries coarsely chopped




2 Tbsp sugar

½ tsp nutmeg




Preheat oven to 375. Line 12-14 muffin cups with paper linters.

Prepare the batter. Place the vanilla bean and sugar in a blender or food processor and process until the vanilla bean is ground into tiny flecks.

Using an electric mixer, cream the vanilla sugar with the butter in a small mixing bowl until smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture alternately with the milk, mixing until smooth and fluffy. Fold in the cranberries.

Divide the batter between the muffin cups, filling each one almost full. Mix together the sugar and the nutmeg for the topping and sprinkle generously over the muffins.Cranberry Vanilla Muffins Bake until puffed, light golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of each muffin comes out clean, about 25 minutes.Cranberry Vanilla Muffins Serve the muffins warm or at room temperature.Cranberry Vanilla Muffins Makes about 12-14 muffins.Cranberry Vanilla Muffins

7 comments on “Cranberry Vanilla Muffins

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome on February 14, 2017 3:02 pm

Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!

ColleenB.~Texas on February 15, 2017 11:50 am

These look Fantastic!
Looks like a keeper of a recipe for sure. Thank U

Leslie on February 16, 2017 6:00 pm

Everyone knows cranberry and orange go together, but cranberry and vanilla are a fantastic pair as well. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

Jess on February 16, 2017 7:53 pm


I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Roseann Hampton on February 17, 2017 2:09 am

I have a bag of cranberries in the freezer. This looks like a great recipe to use them up!

April J Harris on February 17, 2017 8:17 am

Your Cranberry Vanilla Muffins look so tasty and colourful, Nancy. Love the addition of the nutmeg too! Shared on the Hearth and Soul Facebook page. Thank you for being a part of Hearth and Soul!

Heiid on February 21, 2017 6:57 pm

I love cranberries in dishes and this sounds great! Thanks for sharing the recipe on Funtastic Friday!

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