Cranberry Sauce-Spiced Muffins

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Perfect for the morning after Thanksgiving! A spice muffin recipe mixed with cranberry sauce for a fun twist on an easy breakfast or snack throughout the rest of the weekend.

Prep time: 10 min. Bake time: 25 to 30 minutes. Servings: 12 muffins.


  • 2 c. white flour (or flour of choice)
  • ½ c. packed brown sugar
  • 1 T. baking powder
  • ½ t. salt
  • 1 ½ t. ground cinnamon
  • ½ t. ground cardamom
  • ¼ t. ground nutmeg
  • 1 c. cranberry sauce
  • ¾ c. fat-free milk (or milk substitute), slightly warmed
  • ¼ c. coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 t. vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a cupcake pan with nonstick spray (or line with cupcake wrappers).
  2. Combine in a large bowl all of the dry ingredients (flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg).
  3. Whisk together the wet ingredients (cranberry sauce, milk, coconut oil, egg and vanilla).
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and whisk everything to combine. Evenly distribute the batter across the cupcake pan, filling about ⅔ full.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

  6. Nutrition Information

    Per serving: 198 calories (42 from fat), 5 g total fat (0.5 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 84 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrates, 0 g fiber, 14 g sugar, 3 g protein.
    Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat, 1 other carbs.

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