Chocolate Chip Cranberry Muffins Recipe

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Chocolate chip cranberry muffins are soft, tender, and bursting with flavor! They are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or snacking, especially during the holidays.

These chocolate chip cranberry muffins are bursting with flavor! A perfect muffin recipe for the holiday season.

I am always on the lookout for a great muffin recipe. I love having them in the freezer for speedy breakfasts and snacks. I had some cranberries that I needed to use up, so I searched online for recipes. Found this one at Real Mom Kitchen. I loved the tartness of the cranberries with the chocolate.

My boys aren’t fond of cranberries, so I chopped them up really fine so they wouldn’t complain as much. They would be prettier with larger chunks of berries I’m sure, but a mom’s gotta do what a mom’s gotta do.  🙂

Tender and delicious, these Chocolate Chip Cranberry Muffins have a hint of orange flavor. They are delicious for breakfast, brunch, or snacking.
Chocolate Chip Cranberry Muffins

Yield: 1 dozen

Chocolate Chip Cranberry Muffins

Chocolate Chip Cranberry Muffins
Soft and flavorful muffins with cranberries, chocolate chips, and a hint of orange.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips or chopped semi sweet chocolate
  • 1 cup cranberries, coarsely chopped


Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Scoop out about a tablespoon of the dry mixture and set it aside. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, eggs, milk, oil, orange zest and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture just until combined. Add the reserved dry mixture to the chopped cranberries and stir to coat. Gently fold into the batter with the chocolate chips. Scoopinto well greased or paper lined muffin pan.

Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 5 min. Remove from pan and let cool completely on a cooling rack.


Cranberries are easier to chop if they are slightly frozen.

Original photo. Photos updated 12-2015.

These Cranberry Chocolate Chip Muffins are moist and delicious. A perfect holiday muffin recipe. They would be perfect for Christmas brunch!

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  1. These muffins were such a hit… They were requested. I modified it even more. I used more healthier ingredients. Plus subbed out some of the. Ap with Quinoa n coconut flour…besides that they make great cannibus muffins😍😀 It’s still the same recipe. I just tweeked it to my preference.

  2. I used the dry cranberries…and they are very moist. I also modified some ingredients…which is very possible that made them moist. They turned out very delicious.

  3. Would this recipe work well with dried cranberries?

  4. Joanne McGowan says:

    When are the chocolate chips added? I don’t see that in the directions.

    • Dang, I forgot that part of the instructions. You add them with the cranberries. Thanks for pointing it out, I’ve fixed it now! 🙂

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