Enjoy Pumpkin Cranberry Muffin Recipe, a simple muffin recipe for baking ahead and freezing. Delicious for tea, breakfast, a hiking snack, or holiday treat.

Pumpkin Cranberry Muffin Recipe

When I think of cozy, I think of European hospitality, specifically hygge, in Denmark. I also think of muffins and tea, or tea and cookies, and enjoying an intimate time with a friend.

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Which brings me to fall and baking and making ahead this Pumpkin Cranberry Muffin Recipe, easy to freeze, and ready for company!

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I love to get up early and turn the oven on, and get my baking done in the morning. It not only warms up the house, but it makes it smell oh, so good!

This recipe is pretty straightforward. And for sure, my pantry is stocked with extra pumpkin right now!

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You can add nuts, if you’re a nut fan. You can also frost the muffins, if you love frosting!

On the cruise that my husband and I were recently on in Denmark and Norway, my friend Lori and I had tea on the last day.

The scones were out of this world. Of courses they make scones the European way (whereas we make scones the American way).

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Perfect for fall entertaining, if you’re planning a tea, you may enjoy my Whole Grain Pumpkin Scone with Sage Cream Cheese Frosting, or this classic Blueberry Scones recipe.

These little sandwiches were the perfect bite.

I’ll be sharing more about the cruise in several posts, but what I love about Viking Cruises is how classy they are. Classical music while enjoying tea? Sign me up (again)! So wonderful.

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How to freeze muffins

  1. When the muffins come out of the oven, cool completely.
  2. To freeze, wrap tightly in foil or freezer wrap, or place in freezer bags. If using a freezer bag, make sure the air is removed (without completely squishing the muffins).
  3. Muffins can be thawed at room temperature, or defrost in the microwave (50%) for 1-2 minutes.

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Happy fall, and warm, cozy moments with the ones you love.

Tea or coffee? Both sound delicious to me, as long as I’m sitting and chatting with a friend. :)

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Pumpkin Cranberry Muffin Recipe


  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries


  • In a large bowl, combine the first four ingredients. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and sugar; add the pumpkin, oil, and vanilla and mix well.
  • Stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the fresh and dried cranberries.
  • Fill paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 400° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
  • Follow freezer directions if freezing.
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More pumpkin recipes: Holiday Pumpkin Monkey Bread [RE], Layered Pumpkin Coffee Cake [Barefeet in the Kitchen], and Soft Pumpkin Sugar Cookies Recipe [Wine and Glue].

Pumpkin Cranberry Muffin

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