Cranberry Orange Muffins with Streusel Topping

  • Author: Vera Z.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 9 mufffins 1x
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American


Cranberry Orange Muffins with Streusel Topping are moist and flavorful breakfast muffins bursting with cranberries paired with a bright orange zest in each bite.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¾ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 1 Tablespoon freshly grated orange zest
  • 1 ½ cups cranberries-fresh or frozen (reserve ¼ cup to stick on top for a prettier presentation)
  • 12 tablespoon flour-to toss the cranberries

For Streusel Topping:

  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon (or more to taste)
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter-melted


  • Preheat oven to 400F degrees and line standard muffin pan with paper liners and set aside.
  • To make the crumb topping in a small bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, and cinnamon, add melted butter and stir with a fork until crumbly, and place in the fridge until ready to use.
  • To make the muffins in a large bowl stir together flour, baking powder, and salt and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together egg, orange zest, and granulated sugar until combined. Whisk in yogurt, orange juice, and oil (mixture should be pale yellow).
  • Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients and whisk everything together.
  • In a small bowl sprinkle 1 ¼ cup cranberries with 1-2 tablespoon flour and toss them until all berries are coated with a thin layer of flour and then fold them really gently in the batter.
  • Spoon batter into prepared muffin tins, filling about 2/3 of each cup. Cover generously with streusel topping. Stick a few cranberry halves on each muffin.
  • Place them in the oven and reduce the heat to 375F, bake about 18-20 minutes or until the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.