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Gluten Free Cranberry Muffins

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These gluten free cranberry muffins are such a delicious snack! This is an easy, healthy recipe that’s full of fall flavor.

These gluten free cranberry muffins are such a delicious snack! It’s an easy, healthy recipe that’s full of fall flavor.

Cranberries are our state fruit here in Massachusetts, and I love stocking up on them when they’re on sale in the fall. They’re a celebrated item on our Thanksgiving table in the form of cranberry sauce, and they also make their way into our snacks during the fall.

Cranberries are the perfect ingredient for muffins!

The tart flavor of cranberries works so well in breads and muffins. These gluten free cranberry muffins have a delicious contrast in flavors. The sweetness of orange juice and the zing of the cranberries make a great combination.

I like to chop the cranberries for better distribution in my muffins. Biting into a full cranberry can be a bit much, but they’re delicious in smaller doses.

These gluten free cranberry muffins are so easy to make!

If you want an even stronger orange flavor, you can add a bit of fresh orange zest to the batter along with the cranberries. Chopped walnuts make a nice hearty addition, too.

These cranberry orange muffins are wonderful for everyday snacking, but they also make a great addition to a bread basket at Thanksgiving. Since they’re not too sweet, they fit right in with a savory holiday feast.

Gluten Free Cranberry Muffins

These gluten free cranberry muffins are such a delicious snack! ($.54 per serving)
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4.86 from 7 votes
Gluten free cranberry muffins are so delicious!
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:30 mins


  • 2 cups gluten-free flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped cranberries


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a standard muffin pan.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, mix the eggs, syrup, orange juice, and coconut oil. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir to combine evenly.
  • Fold in the chopped cranberries. Transfer the batter to the muffin pan.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack before serving.


Calories: 206kcal
Servings: 12
Calories: 206kcal

Gluten Free Cranberry Muffins Price Breakdown

This recipe costs a total of $6.43 to make, or $.54 per muffin. Try these healthy gluten free cranberry muffins for a delicious taste of fall!


  1. I am going to try this with dried cranberries and I hope it turns out. I did not see the person who used them reply to you.

  2. 5 stars
    These are amazing! I’m allergic to baking powder so upped the soda to 1 teaspoon and added 1/4 teaspoon ascorbic acid powder. Worked well. Posted a photo to Pinterest! Thank you for sharing your recipe!

  3. 4 stars
    These turned out great! The batter was a bit thicker than expected but I added a bit more liquid, used sugar and dried cranberries(bc we live in India and i can’t find real maple syrup or fresh cranberries here, unfortunately). I also subbed milk for juice bc the only juice we have is a mixed fruit juice that my husband can’t drink. I did use orange extract and maple syrup extract though! This recipe is pretty forgiving! Def a keeper.

    1. I haven’t tried this recipe with dried cranberries, but it should work. Let me know what you think if you try it that way.

    1. Yes, I typically freeze some of the batch as soon as they’re cool. Defrost on the counter within 3 months for the best results.

  4. 5 stars
    I tried these last night and they are delish! I had some blood oranges so used some of the skin and all of the juice. Wonderful!

  5. 5 stars
    I have some leftover cranberries sitting in my fridge – I think I’ll try this recipe out with them! I love baked goods sweetened with maple syrup. It’s my sweetener go-to.

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