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Scattered muffins and cranberries with a muffin in the center with a bite taken out of it.

Vegan Cranberry Orange Muffins

  • Author: Elena Contis
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12-14 Muffins 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Sweet, tart, seasonal and satisfying, these 10-ingredient  vegan cranberry orange muffins are a perfect make-ahead  breakfast or snack!


  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour + 1 tablespoon for the cranberries
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup vegetable or avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon course sugar for sprinkling overtop


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F and grease and line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper or silicone liners
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix together the cranberries with 1 tablespoon of flour until the cranberries are coated in the flour. Set aside.
  3. Add the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt) to the blender and blend for a few seconds until mixed together.
  4. Add the wet ingredients (milk, maple syrup, oil, vanilla extract, and apple cider vinegar), and the orange zest to the blender and blend until smooth.
  5. Pour the cranberries into the blender and give it a mix with a spoon or rubber spatula until the cranberries are well incorporated into the batter.
  6. Pour the batter evenly amongst the 12 muffin cups until they are 3/4ths full. Sprinkle the course sugar overtop if using.
  7. Place the muffins in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Then, without opening the oven, reduce the heat to 375°F and bake for another 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  8. Remove from the oven, and allow the muffins to cool slightly before moving them to a cooling rack to cool for another 5-10 minutes.


Store in an airtight container in the pantry for 3-4 days. To freeze, cool completely and place in a freezer-friendly container for up to 3 months.

  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Category: Breakfast or Snack
  • Method: Oven


  • Serving Size: 1 muffin
  • Calories: 175
  • Sugar: 12.4g
  • Sodium: 200mg
  • Fat: 1.4g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 36.9g
  • Fiber: 4.7g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: cranberries, orange, Christmas, vegan baking, muffins, dessert, snack, breakfast

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