Gluten Free Cranberry Orange Muffins

Naturally sweetened gluten free cranberry orange muffins will suck toxins out of your bloodstream and re-purpose them for solving the earth’s energy crisis.

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In spite of my love for the color green, people with accents, Guinness, and food that involves meat, potatoes, cabbage and/or cheese, I somehow took a flying hop, skip and leap right over St. Patrick’s Day this year like it didn’t mean a dern thing.

Instead, my friends and I went wine tasting in Murphys, CA over the weekend to celebrate Irish Day via wine. And chocolate. And Cards Against Humanity. There was the detox before the re-tox. And from there, just tox.ins.  Naturally, I have since been re-detoxing like I invented the beetroot – a process I hope to repeat weekly. Needless to say, the St. Paddy’s green beer did not occur this time around.

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Cranberry orange muffins have been my favorite since I was a wee tyke. The combination of flavors has always just worked for me, which means eating in bulk is bound to happen. Substituting nutrition into the muffin yields the ultimate excuse to continue volume eating muffin after muffin. Made using coconut milk instead of oil or dairy, almond meal and brown rice flour in place of all-purpose flour, and pure maple syrup to keep it naturally sweet, this recipe is actually quite healthful for you.

So whether you’re raising the roof in the gluten-averse house or simply looking for a delicious yet nutritious approach to a timeless classic, you’ll love this recipe and its disappearing act.

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Gluten Free Cranberry Orange Muffins

Author: Julia



  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and line a muffin tray with muffin liners (or skip the muffin liners and spray holes using cooking oil)
  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the first five (wet) ingredients.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, stir together the remaining (dry) ingredients.
  4. Pour the wet mixture into the mixing bowl with the dry mixture and stir until combined.
  5. Fill the muffin holes 2/3 of the way up.
  6. Bake for 20 to 23 minutes, or until muffins test clean.
  7. Allow muffins to cool at least 1 hour before removing the muffin liner and enjoying! (Note: the muffins will stick to the muffin liner if you don't allow them enough time to cool).

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  1. Julie

    Zzzttt. Zztttt. Glad you aren’t totally zapped. So, your red curls aren’t Irish? (Ours are). But, we celebrate our heritage by eating large quantities of corned beef and cabbage. No green beer. That’s just not right. Did you know that Chicago turns the river green? It’s normal color by the time it meanders past us, but yeah. Totally green. Only in Chicago.

    1. Julia Post author

      From what I hear, my red curls aren’t Irish. I’m mostly German with some Scandanavian (I say that like it’s a thing, but I guess I truly am part Finnish, Norwish (ha!) and Swedish)…and there’s a bunch of other things in there too…Irish is one of those things, but it’s a drop in the bucket. Anyhoo! I was bummed I didn’t get my corned beef and cabbage on because I simply was too lazy to plan ahead. I did hear once upon a time that Chicago does the green river and always thought it would be fun to see that. Hope Steph got to enjoy all the green festivities amidst her busy work day. Hope you had a delicious St. Paddy’s and a wonderful weekend!!!

    1. Julia Post author

      YES! It was so much fun! I had never played Cards Against Humanity and am now obsessed with it. Adult Apples to Apples? HECK YES! Hope you had a great weekend, my dear!

  2. Jennie @themessybakerblog

    We did nothing this year. No green beer. No Guinness. No nothin’. Instead, like you, I consumed more than my fair share of wine. These wee little muffins look fantastic. Heading over to visit the recipe.

    1. Julia Post author

      Ha! Cheers to wine!! I do feel like I should do myself a solid and celebrate St. Paddy’s late, but there’s nothing like a tall bottle…errrr…glass of wine. Sluuuurp!

  3. Joanne

    I think you celebrated St. Paddy’s day perfectly!! Way better than I did, which was not. At all. Shame on me.

    These muffins look amazing!! Totally breakfast-worthy. Off to check them out!

  4. Alexis @ Hummusapien

    Ermygosh I had to pin these immediately! Love love love the combo of crans and oj, so totes making these after my thesis defense! NOMNOM. Then I have an excuse to eat like the whole pan….right??

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