Last year I heard about a family who makes cranberry orange muffins every Christmas morning. I love to make homemade foods, and although I am horrible at baking, I have a desperate secret desire to get good at just a few recipes. Specifically recipes that I can make a tradition for our family on various holidays, like Christmas.
I decided that I would try the cranberry orange muffins last year, and it was a hit. I think we will make this our new Christmas morning tradition along with our reindeer pancakes!
I use the Cranberry Orange Muffins recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod. Its simple, quick and uses pretty common ingredients.
I always add a glaze on top of the muffins—a mixture of about 1 cup of confectioners sugar and 3 Tbsp orange juice. Yum!
And since I mentioned our reindeer pancakes, I can’t resist sharing a quick picture of those too. WE LOVE MAKING THESE on Christmas morning!!
P.S. Did you know you can freeze cranberries? I like to buy them when they are on sale for $.50 and freeze them to make fresh muffins in the middle of the winter or at another time of year. On another note, these muffins are excellent after frozen too – so make a double batch and freeze some for quick snacks later! 🙂