Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins

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A combination of two fall favorites, pumpkin and cranberry, theses Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins are the perfect breakfast for a crisp Fall morning.

cranberry pumpkin muffins in a basket

I love pumpkin muffins and have the best recipe for them.  We eat them often and like to mix it up a bit.  That is how this pumpkin cranberry muffins were born.  You can bake these muffins without any add ins, or you can can use cranberries, chocolate chips, or your favorite nut.  pumpkin cranberry muffins with chocolate chips
These pumpkin cranberry muffins start with this beautiful orange batter.  Oh the possibilities!  This recipe makes a delicious loaf of pumpkin bread too.  You just have to bake it a bit longer.  About 1 hour.

pumpkin muffin batter in a stand mixer


With this batch will make two dozen full size muffins or four dozen mini muffins.  Make sure to adjust your cooking time accordingly.  Because oven temps can very, I always check mine with a toothpick to make sure they are fully baked.

pumpkin cranberry muffins in a muffin tin

My girls love to help me in the kitchen.  I had them place some dried cranberries on top of the muffins so they would show through the cooked muffin nicely.

child adding cranberries to pumpkin cranberry muffins

They both did a great job.

child adding cranberries to pumpkin cranberry muffins
Oh my goodness, these pumpkin cranberry muffins turned out so delicious!!

basket of pumpkin cranberry muffins

Pumpkin Cranberry Muffin Recipe

Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Moist pumpkin muffins with tangy cranberries make for a great Fall treat.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fall dessert, fall treat, pumpkin, pumpkin cranberry muffins, pumpkin muffins
Servings: 24
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 can pumpkin
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 small pkg. vanilla pudding powder
  • Tsp. soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

  2. In a bowl, blend together the eggs and oil.  Then mix in the pumpkin, flower, sugar, and vanilla pudding powder.
  3. Once combined, add the baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg.  Mix well.

  4. Fold in craisins.

  5. Bake muffins for 20 minutes.

They were fantastic right out of the oven, but I prefer my baked goods chilled, I promise, you can’t go wrong with these babies, definitely a crowd pleaser!

If you love this recipe, you’ll also love my Triple Berry White Chocolate Chip Banana Bread!

Join The Discussion



  1. Emily says:

    I just pinned this! Just in time – I started stocking up on pumpkin this week, for all of my favorite fall treats!!

  2. Lizzy says:

    I made these muffins last week – they are AMAZING!
    I omitted the craisins simply because I didn’t want to make an extra trip to the store. Everything else was on hand – and I added a few extra chocolate chips. (I have an excuse – I’m pregnant.)
    I also used that as an excuse to eat two straight out of the oven. I gave most of them to family so I wasn’t tempted to eat them all. I saved a few for myself and my hubby and I heated them up and served with vanilla ice cream a few times last week.
    This post just makes me want to make another batch!

    • Kristen Duke says:

      So glad to hear you enjoyed them!!! Oh my, one of my all time faves! I totally take the pregnant excuse for a 2nd…or 3rd;)

  3. Charlotte Hickman says:

    These look yummy! I think I have the pumpkin and most of the other ingredients. But, I think we just finished off the Craisins. Will definitely have to make. Thanks for sharing!

    • Kristen Duke says:

      With or without craisins, they are good, but I do enjoy the chewy craisins in one bite, and choco chips in another;)

  4. Dawn says:

    Oh. My. God. I just took these out of the oven and they are amazing!!!!

  5. kim says:

    What size can of pumpkin? I didn’t see a size.

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  7. Lauren says:

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