Orange Cranberry Muffins



Serving size

1 muffin
30 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied. Muffins will keep for 24 – 48 hours in a plastic bag. These freeze fairly well if sealed tightly in a plastic bag.

Orange Cranberry Muffins


1 large Egg(s) (separated)
2 Tbsp. Unsalted butter
1/2 cup Z-Sweet / Stevia
2 Tbsp. Nonfat Greek Yogurt
2 Tbsp. Reduced fat sour cream
1/2 tsp. Vanilla extract
1 cup Enriched all purpose white flour
1/2 cup Whole wheat flour
1/4 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Baking powder
1/4 tsp. Baking soda
1/3 1/4 cup Dried sweetened cranberries
2 cup Wheat germ
1/4 cup Reduced fat buttermilk
1/4 cup Orange juice
1 tsp. Orange zest


Preheat oven to 375°F.

Using a whisk beat the egg until frothy and then cream together with the canola oil. Add the Z-Sweet then whisk until smooth. Add the yogurt, reduced fat sour cream and vanilla extract while whisking.

Place the all purpose flour, whole wheat flour salt, baking powder and baking soda in a sifter and sift into the mixing bowl. Add the cranberries to the bowl making sure that they are not clumped together. Add the wheat germ.

Gently fold the creamed mixture together with the flour mixture.

As this is blended, slowly add the buttermilk and orange juice and orange zest, blending after each until smooth. As soon as the mixture is well blended, stop.

Line a standard size muffin tin with 6 muffin papers and fill each muffin paper with an equal amount of batter. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes.

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GERD / Acid Reflux

No specific GERD triggers.


This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Gluten Sensitivity

This recipe is NOT safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


This is a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

The addition of wheat germ boosts the fiber content but helps give these muffins a wonderful light texture that goes well with the sweetness of the orange flavor. I love cranberries and there are so many great ways to cook with them. They can make a savory sauce slightly sweet and they give muffins a nice texture. I use them sparingly because most of them are already presweetened with lots of sugar.

"Let not your life be wholly without an object, though it be only to ascertain the flavor of a cranberry, for it will not be only the quality of an insignificant berry that you will have tasted, but the flavor of your life to that extent, and it will be such a sauce as no wealth can buy."

Henry David Thoreau, The Journal, 1837-1861