Recipe for Chocolate and Cranberry Muffins

Chocolate and Cranberry Muffins

These muffins feature cranberries, orange, cinnamon, nuts and chocolate and a very quick to put together, perfect for treating last minute guests. 
Course Baking
Cuisine American, British
Keyword chocolate, cranberries, muffins, recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 18
Calories 284kcal
Author Farmersgirl Kitchen


  • 50 g chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 450 g plain flour
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 170 g butter or margarine
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 250 ml milk
  • 100 g chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 50 g chopped chocolate white, milk or dark
  • 1 tbsp grated orange rind


  • Mix the chopped cranberries with the 50g caster sugar, set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and the 200g caster sugar.
  • Cut in the butter or margarine and rub in until it resembles coarse bread crumbs.
  • Combine the eggs with the milk and stir into the flour mixture until just moistened, do not over mix.
  • Gently fold in nuts, orange peel, cranberries and chopped chocolate.
  • Fill paper-lined muffin tins two thirds full.
  • Bake at 190C for 20-25 minutes.


Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1.6mg