Cranberry Zucchini Muffins

Friday, November 16, 2018
What better way to celebrate the Holiday season than with a great new Kitchenaid mixer to make these delicious cranberry orange zucchini muffins? Check out this great recipe.

These are delicious cranberry zucchini muffin made from scratch for the holiday season

These are delicious cranberry zucchini muffin made from scratch for the holiday season

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Christmas 2018 I am pleased to announce our winner for this rafflecopter.

This contest is now closed and the winner from the rafflecopter is Joanne Lee, we wish her congrats.

Thank you to all who participated in this event and Happy Christmas season to all!

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This Mixer

I have had a KitchenAid mixer for over 30 years and absolutely couldn't live without it.

This was a great giveaway with all my friends from the Boho Tribe.

So happy for our winner.

Check out this great recipe.

These are how to make cranberry zucchini muffins and from scratch that are perfect using a kitchenaid mixer

Muffins for Breakfast

This is the perfect holiday colorful and festive muffin for fall.

The delicious flavors just shout holiday and Christmas.

These are delicious cranberry zucchini muffin made from scratch for the holiday season

A Festive Treat!

What better way to start off a breakfast than having a festive holiday warm muffin slathered with butter?

These muffins are sure to put a smile on everyone's face.

You can make these ahead of time, they freeze easily and serve them for a Christmas breakfast.

These are delicious cranberry zucchini muffin made from scratch for the holiday season

Comfort Food

I love my KitchenAid mixer for making bread, cookies, cake and so much more.

A name you can trust and surely makes some of the best desserts on the planet.

Wishing you all a very blessed holiday season and lots of luck winning a new mixer.

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These are delicious cranberry zucchini muffin made from scratch for the holiday season

Perfect Muffins for the Holiday

I love mine and this is a recipe we make every year as a tradition.

These cranberry orange zucchini muffins are a tender moist delicious and festive muffin.

For those who love chocolate, don't be afraid to adapt this recipe.

You can add white chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips, they go great with these flavors!

Hope it's the first thing you try with your new mixer!

These are delicious cranberry zucchini muffin made from scratch for the holiday season

Cranberry Orange Zucchini Muffins

These are a favorite quick bread in our home.

These muffins are rich with cinnamon, spice and everything you would want that shouts fall and holiday with flavors.

They're moist and buttery with a hint of orange zest and shredded zucchini, that keeps that freshness of summer flavors too.

These are delicious cranberry zucchini muffin made from scratch for the holiday season

Fresh Baked

When I heat one up in the morning I wrap them in foil with butter in my toaster oven.

The muffins come out just like I just baked them.

These are great split open, buttered then place on a griddle to toast!

Give these delicious Holiday muffins a try, they're so easy and the cranberry orange zucchini muffins will be a new favorite in your home too!

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These are delicious cranberry zucchini muffin made from scratch for the holiday season

Cranberry Orange Muffins

prep time: 10 mins cook time: total time: 10 mins
These are festive Holiday muffins bursting with fall flavors. The cranberry, orange and zucchini with a hint of cinnamon make this a delicious way to start your mornings


2 cups flour
3/4 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup shredded zucchini
2/3 cup milk
1/3 cup butter softened
1 large egg
1 orange, zested
1 cup dried cranberries
optional:  1/2 cup shredded coconut and 1/2 cup walnuts, pistachios or pecans chopped


Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray the muffin tins with oil spray or use muffin paper liners. 
In a KitchenAid mixer add the sugar and softened butter and blend on low for around 2 minutes.

In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and baking soda with the cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt altogether.

Fold the sugar mixture using the stir mode into the dry mixture. Add the zucchini, orange zest, and egg just until combined.

Remove the bowl from the mixer and fold in the berries by hand with a spatula. Add the walnuts and coconut if using.

Fill the muffin cups. Bake around 15 to 20 minutes until the middles spring back
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  1. It's breakfast time over here...I would love a couple of them with my tea :-))

  2. I would love this mixer in my kitchen. Hahah. It is gorgeous

  3. First of all thank you for offering this mixer on the raffle. It is beautiful and what a festive color! The cranberry muffin recipes all sound delicious. Snow day today here in NJ, think I will try to make ......having the mixer though would make the job easier and fun...

  4. I already have a kitchen aid mixer -- and I love it. It makes life so much easier -- and with it, I can make those yummy muffins in minutes!

  5. What a great giveaway. Perfect for all that Christmas baking!

  6. Anything with cranberries always gets my attention and your muffins sound delicious

  7. Your recipe for these muffins looks amazing and need I say more about such a fabulous giveaway? How awesome is this???

  8. Definitely signing up for this one! My Kitchenaid is almost 40 years old! These muffins look perfect for an easy, make ahead breakfast for Christmas morning!

  9. The cranberries makes the muffins sounds so festive, perfect for the holidays! Great recipe!

  10. I'm having a cup of tea right now, wish I had one of your muffins to go with it.

  11. I want to wake up in the morning and have breakfast with these wonderful muffins. They are very beautiful and surely delicious! With a cup of tea this would be perfect for me!

  12. I am planning to use the mixer for all of my holiday baking!

  13. These are so pretty and so seasonal! I love cranberry, and the addition of the zucchini sounds absolutely wonderful! Yum!

  14. What a beautiful red stand mixer! Happy holidays to you and your family!

  15. I would give this gorgeous red stand mixer to my daughter! She loves cooking and baking, just like me!

  16. I have a KitchenAid that I hardly ever use, because it's in the cabinet above the fridge. I really need to put it in a more visible place, because I love to use it for all kinds of recipes

  17. I've never had one and this could be very useful as im catching the baking bug,just cant cook and mix like i used to lol color is great! might need flames.

  18. Claudia the recipe these muffins is incredible! My children will be delighted with them. It's so beautiful and tasty that I can not wait to try this recipe.

  19. I have had a KitchenAid for years...and given them away as gifts too. The work horse in my kitchen...especially during the busy holiday season. Nice giveaway!!

  20. Every year my sisters and I have our annual family cookie day. This kitchen aid would be very helpful to us in the kitchen when making all kinds of delicious cookies๐Ÿ˜‰ Many of them come straight from your site!!๐Ÿ˜˜

  21. That is such a lovely muffin recipe with zucchini and cranberries. I think I need to try these for my family some time soon.

  22. I would give it to my daughter as I've had my red Kitchenaid Mixer for about 20 years and it still works great!

  23. Those muffins look amazingly good. Of course I would take the option to add coconut. I would put coconut in just about everything. I bet the zucchini really add moisture to the cake and the cranberries really make it seasonal. Wish I had a muffin or two now.

  24. You now, somehow I have managed without a stand mixer for many years now as I've always had a small kitchen and it was one gadget I could see myself living without. But increasingly there are things like mixing bread doughs etc where it would come in handy. The muffins sound tasty too!

  25. You know, somehow I have managed without a stand mixer for years as I've always had a small kitchen and never felt I had the space. But increasingly I could see it being handy for bread etc. The muffins sound tasty too!

  26. Perfect post right in time for Christmas! I am sure there will be 5 very lucky and happy readers! Cheers

  27. My whole family loves muffins. I am so excited to try these new flavors!

  28. I'm sorry, I can't take my eyes off of that gorgeous red Kitchenaid...I'd LIKE to give it to my 24 year old daughter, but maybe I'd give her my old one and keep this one! :-)

  29. The muffins sounds wonderful and what a great giveaway! I would give it to one of my daughters! Would just have to decide which one :)

  30. Love zucchini muffins and lover the sound of cranberry in there. Cranberry this time of the year sounds just perfect in muffins tis time of the year.

  31. The muffins sound perfect for a light breakfast on Thanksgiving. Such a fun giveaway too!

  32. I love that you snuck some veggies into these scrumptious muffins! The flavour combination of the cranberries and orange are perfect for the Holidays!

  33. Wow, that sounds like a superb giveaway! I mean that mixer is such animportant tool in every kitchen, so I am sure someone will get lucky! And the timing is just perfect!

  34. Such an awesome giveaway and these muffins look sooo good, Claudia! So moist and I bet they are just delicious! Wish I had one right now!

  35. Cranberry orange muffins looks perfect and great addition to holiday table. Awesome giveaway. I love kitchenaid.

  36. I love the addition of zucchini in these muffins. I bet they taste just amazing - moist and flavorful. They look perfect that's for sure.

  37. I've been looking for this exact KitchenAid Artisan mixer, but they are all still out of my budget. I love to bake and I want to start trying to make breads, not just sweets so I think this would be an amazing appliance to own! Your recipes all look so delicious!

  38. The muffins look scrumptious. Cranberry and orange go so well together and the addition of Zucchini just takes it up a notch.

  39. Great grab and go breakfast! YUM!

  40. I've never tried Cranberries and Zucchinis together but these Muffins sound great!

  41. I love zucchini! These muffins look so delicious and perfect for brunch ♥

  42. What a great giveaway! These muffins look so tasty. I love the combo of cranberry and orange together. Adding zucchini must make these muffins so fluffy and moist.

  43. I think I would have to keep it!

  44. I would keep it and be the happiest woman ever. I love to bake for my family but I developed rheumatoid arthritis years back and now I can't hold a spoon or hand mixer to make anything my wrist and fingers are bad. I wanna make cookies and cupcakes and doughnuts for my grandchildren and children again. This would be the nest gift ever!

  45. I am not here for the giveaway (but it's a grand one - I use my mixer all the time). Those muffins, yes, those muffins. I have shredded zucchini in the freezer from the summer and this is a great change from zucchini bread. I love the flavors of cranberry and orange together. Perfect! Happy Thanksgiving, Claudia.

  46. YUM! This combination of flavors in your muffins sounds wonderful! Great idea to put a recipe with the giveaway--I'm going to do that next time! Hope you had a terrific Thanksgiving!!! xo


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