Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins

Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins recipe | Pumpkin and cranberry are perfect complements in these moist, hearty Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins. They’re sure to become a favorite fall treat!

I’ve never been a fan of pumpkin pie, but I do often enjoy other baked goods that contain pumpkin. I think it is because I enjoy a hint of pumpkin flavor, but not the in-your-face pumpkin flavor that characterizes pumpkin pie. This fall I’m enjoying subtle pumpkin flavor in these Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins.


  • 2 1/2 cups flour (I use white whole wheat)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, warmed so it is in a liquid state
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dried cranberries


Preheat oven to 400°F. In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients. In another bowl, beat the eggs and sugar. Add the pumpkin, milk, oil, and vanilla; mix well. Stir the pumpkin mixture into the dry ingredients just until moistened (the batter will be thick). Fold in the cranberries.

Fill lightly greased muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for about 5 minutes before removing from the pans. Yield: 2 dozen muffins.

Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins


I’m a little embarrassed to admit that the first time I made these they only lasted two days. We ate them that quickly!

They are great for breakfast or for a snack. They are moist and flavorful, but not overly sweet. The tart flavor of the cranberries is a perfect complement for the pumpkin. I like to spread a little butter on mine, but they’re also pretty tasty when left plain. Enjoying these muffins may become a fall tradition for us!

Do you enjoy baked goods that contain pumpkin? Which are your favorites?

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  1. I feel that same way about pumpkin pie!
    These do sound better. We’re serving brunch on Thanksgiving day, so I think I’ll add these to the menu.

  2. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Yummy! My little guy loves muffins and these look perfect for fall!

  4. Mmmmm. Look and sound delicious! Definitely going on the list of recipes to try!

  5. These look great. Have you tried it in bread form? That’s normally my preference over muffins.

    • I have made it in loaf pans instead of muffin tins. It has to bake longer, so it does get a little crisp around the edges, but it works out well otherwise.

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