Healthy Cranberry Orange Muffins Recipe Refined Sugar Free

Healthy Cranberry Orange Muffins Recipe Refined Sugar Free – quick to make, soft and fluffy, made with tangy cranberries, citrusy flavor and sweet glaze (optional). Great for breakfast for a cup of coffee. Seasonal recipe, that you can make for fall and winter, when fresh cranberries are in season.

Healthy Cranberry Orange Muffins Recipe Refined Sugar Free on a platter, with a glaze.

These Healthy Cranberry Orange Muffins come together in 30 minutes and have turned into a family favorite.

I made them with Greek Yogurt, which created an extra light texture and used agave nectar as a sweetener. No white refined sugar here. Since these aren’t the sweetest muffins I’ve made, I decided to add a sweet glaze, made with homemade unrefined sugar, agave nectar and orange juice.

The cranberry orange combination has been my favorite for a while. And its flavor is just perfect for these Healthy Cranberry Orange Muffins.

Healthy Cranberry Orange Muffins Recipe Refined Sugar Free cut in half, with cranberries inside.

I have been making these every week for the last month. So simple to make and my little boy loves them. Even though they come together is 30 minutes, you can make them in advance and refrigerate in an air-tight container for up to a week. Perfect for busy people.

I don’t even make muffins as often as I’d like to. And I don’t even know why this is happening.

Healthy Cranberry Orange Muffins Recipe Refined Sugar Free - with refined sugar free maple glaze on a tray.

My mornings have been hectic lately, I work a lot, wake up tired and can’t even think of what to make for breakfast. This is why I love breakfasts like these Healthy Cranberry Orange Muffins.

What ingredients do you need to make these Healthy Cranberry Muffins?

  • agave nectar
  • eggs
  • oil
  • Greek yogurt
  • vanilla extract
  • salt
  • baking powder
  • flour
  • cranberries
  • orange juice
  • orange zest
  • unrefined powdered sugar

Healthy Cranberry Orange Muffins Recipe Refined Sugar Free on a tray. Made with Greek Yogurt and maple syrup.

This way I can quickly make delicious breakfast in the morning, or just take these out if the fridge and serve with a glass of milk. Sounds pretty easy, right?

This Healthy Cranberry Orange Muffins Recipe is perfect for a Christmas breakfast, too. This is why I’m finally sharing them this week. Make them in advance. Impress your family and guests! They do taste best what taken out of the oven though…

How to make these Healthy Refined Sugar-Free Cranberry Muffins?

For the glaze:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Whisk to combine. Add more agave nectar or orange juice to thin the mixture if needed. Drizzle over the muffins, when baked and cool.

For the muffins:
  1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Generously spray a muffin tin with cooking spray. Set aside. (You can use muffin paper liners if you’d like instead).

  2. In a bowl combine flour, salt and baking powder.

  3. In another bowl (can use a mixer) beat eggs and agave nectar, then add yogurt and oil, mix to combine. Add vanilla and orange juice and zest. Whisk to combine.

  4. Add dry ingredients and mix until combined. Fold in cranberries.

  5. Divide mixture between 12 muffins cups. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the tops are set and toothpick inserted comes out clean.

  6. Let the muffins cool inside the tin for 5 minutes, than transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Healthy Cranberry Orange Muffins Recipe Refined Sugar Free stacked on top of each other with orange slices on the side.

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Healthy Cranberry Orange Muffins Recipe Refined Sugar Free -light and fluffy muffins with cranberries on top, drizzled with glaze.
Healthy Cranberry Orange Muffins Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Healthy Cranberry Orange Muffins Recipe Refined Sugar Free - quick to make, soft and fluffy, made with tangy cranberries, citrusy flavor and sweet glaze (optional). Great for breakfast for a cup of coffee. Seasonal recipe, that you can make for fall and winter, when fresh cranberries are in season.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 220 kcal
Ingredients
For the muffins:
  • 5 tbsp agave nectar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp Baking powder aluminum free
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 tbsp orange juice fresh
  • 1 tsp orange zest
For the glaze:
  • 1 cup unrefined powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
Instructions
For the glaze:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Whisk to combine. Add more agave nectar or orange juice to thin the mixture if needed. Drizzle over the muffins, when baked and cool.

For the muffins:
  1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Generously spray a muffin tin with cooking spray. Set aside. (You can use muffin paper liners if you'd like instead).

  2. In a bowl combine flour, salt and baking powder.


  3. In another bowl (can use a mixer) beat eggs and agave nectar, then add yogurt and oil, mix to combine. Add vanilla and orange juice and zest. Whisk to combine.

  4. Add dry ingredients and mix until combined. Fold in cranberries.

  5. Divide mixture between 12 muffins cups. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the tops are set and toothpick inserted comes out clean.

  6. Let the muffins cool inside the tin for 5 minutes, than transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. 

Recipe Notes

I used this recipe to make unrefined powdered sugar.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Cranberry Orange Muffins Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 74mg 3%
Potassium 148mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Sugars 21g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 1.1%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 5.7%
Iron 6.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.