White Chocolate Cranberry Muffins

Sweet white chocolate chips pair perfectly with the tartness of the berries in these White Chocolate Cranberry Muffins.

Sweet white chocolate chips pair perfectly with the tartness of the berries in these White Chocolate Cranberry Muffins.

Cranberries and white chocolate, white chocolate and cranberries… it’s all happening right now right here. In the form of fluffy, moist, gorgeous muffins.

I know: there are a lot of white chocolate cranberry muffin recipes out there.  But everyone needs a go-to white chocolate cranberry muffin recipe, and this is mine.  You see – there’s not much I love more than using cranberries in bread/muffins/any baked good, and since they are sort of seasonal “now” item, the minute I see those bags appear in my produce section, I grab a bag (or five – they freeze well!) and get to baking.

Sweet white chocolate chips pair perfectly with the tartness of the berries in these White Chocolate Cranberry Muffins.

If you didn’t already know, I’m pretty much a muffin-a-holic.  I’m also a cranberry a-holic and a white chocolate a-holic.  Okay, so pretty much I’ll eat about any food out there, but right now these muffins are at the top of the list.  There’s just not much better than tart cranberries paired with the sweetness of white chocolate.

The Tall Boy loves for me to make extra muffins on the weekends {especially lemon poppyseed} so he can grab a few of the leftovers to go on weekday mornings.  I love one paired with a hot cup of coffee on a quiet Sunday morning, so everyone is happy.

Sweet white chocolate chips pair perfectly with the tartness of the berries in these White Chocolate Cranberry Muffins.

I usually make loaves of cranberry bread during the holiday season, but last weekend I decided to go the muffin route so I wouldn’t eat so much.  Single serving portions baked and ready to go, right?  Yeah…except when your husband leaves them lying on the counter instead of taking them to work.  Then it’s one for breakfast, one for mid-morning break, one for an after lunch snack, and a couple more after dinner.  The holidays and “self-control” are nowhere on the same page for me.

Sweet white chocolate chips pair perfectly with the tartness of the berries in these White Chocolate Cranberry Muffins.

Believe me, you’ll want to make these muffins during this holiday season!

White Chocolate Cranberry Muffins
 
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • ¾ cup white chocolate chips
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 400 and line a 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake liners or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. With an electric mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until creamy - about 2 minutes.
  3. With the mixer running on low, add in the egg, milk, and vanilla to incorporate.
  4. Next, add in the flour, baking powder and salt, mixing until just combined. Do not overmix your muffin batter - it should still be just a little lumpy. Fold in the cranberries and white chocolate chips.
  5. Fill the muffin tins three-quarters full, and bake at 400 for 18 to 20 minutes.

8 Comments

  1. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    I’ve got family arriving tomorrow and I didn’t have the breakfast menus sorted. These are so Christmasy and they sound delicious. Thanks!

    Reply
  2. Connie

    These look wonderful, but I’m really jealous of your muffin pan!

    Reply
  3. Katherines Corner

    I invite you to share this yumminess at my Thursday hop ( you can link up through Sat. midnight) Hugs!

    Reply
  4. Christina

    Hello
    Thanks a lot for this recipe.I love it and it is a keeper and it has made it up my recipe book. First of all you only use 4 tablespoons of butter and most recipes for muffins ask for double that. I love the flavor, texture and moistness. I only had dried cranberries and they worked really well. I also freezed them and when in a hurry popped them in the microwave for like 10 seconds. I would love to make these with Apple and Cinammon and a streusel crust.

    Reply
  5. For Good Blog

    I plan to use frozen fresh cranberries – should I thaw them completely first?

    Reply
  6. Bev Bedsaul

    Making these for my next Coffee hour duty at church.

    Reply
  7. Stéphanie

    Soooo good! Thank you for this recipe!

    Reply

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