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Apple Cranberry & Cheddar Muffins

This hearty little breakfast muffin recipe makes delicious muffins that are lactose-free and quick bake if you are short on time.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, apple cranberry cheddar muffins, bake, baking, best breakfast foods, breakfast muffin, Brunch, cheddar, cranberry, lactose free, muffin, no dairy, savory muffin
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 225kcal

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Equipment

  • 12 cup muffin pan

Ingredients

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    Ingredients for Apple Cranberry & Cheddar Muffins

    • 2 cups all purpose flour I am using King Arthur
    • 1/3 cup sugar
    • 3 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese grated, I am using Cabot
    • 3/4 cup cranberry juice I am using Ocean Spray
    • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 apple finely diced
    • 1/2 cup dried cranberries I am using Ocean Spray Craisins

    Instructions

    The Method

    • Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat insides of 12-hole muffin pan with cooking spray or line with muffin cups.
    • Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl. Stir in grated cheddar.
    • Whisk together cranberry juice, vegetable oil and egg, in another bowl. Add juice mixture to dry ingredients along with apples and cranberries; stir just until dry ingredients are incorporated, but batter is still lumpy.
    • Fill muffin cups about two-thirds full. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until nicely browned on top and skewer inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand for about 1 minute before removing from pan.
    • If desired, during the last 5 minutes of bake time, scatter a few pieces of shredded cheddar atop muffins and return to oven to complete the bake.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1serving | Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 269mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 132IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 1mg

    Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.