Cranberry Orange Muffins (Gluten Free)

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by PaulaG

This my adaption of a recipe I found on-line. I made these for a ladies gathering at my church and they were well received. When cooking gluten free be sure and read all labels to make sure all ingredients are gluten free.

Top Review by jenlypears_12990638

Makes a delicious muffin worthy of a special breakfast or brunch or just to have on hand for a family. I used dairy-free yogurt & butter as well as 2 cups of fresh cranberries to replace the dried ones and they came out really very well. There is no gritty aftertaste and the texture is perfect. My only comments otherwise are that part of the recipe could be re-ordered (put the oj & oats first as it takes time) and that the recipe calls for more special equipment than I usually bring out for muffin making. Will make these again!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with paper liners and lightly mist with a gluten free cooking spray or oil. Set aside.
  2. In the large mixing bowl to a stand mixer, beat together the butter, yogurt and sugar until smooth and thoroughly combined. Beat in eggs.
  3. Add 1/2 cup of the gluten free rolled oats to a food processor bowl and blend until finely ground. The 1/2 cup of ground oats should measure approximately 1/4 cup. Place the remaining oats and orange zest in a small bowl. Measure the juice from the orange. It measure 1/2 cup. Pour the 1/2 cup juice over the oats and allow to rest for 10 to 15 minutes to soften.
  4. Whisk together the oat flour, flour blend, baking powder, xanthum gum and salt. Add to butter mixture and beat just until combined. Stir in the softened oats, orange juice and dried cranberries.
  5. ?Spoon mixture into prepared liners and bake in preheated oven 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from pan and allow muffins to cool completely on a wire rack before glazing.
  6. To make the glaze sift the powdered sugar into a bowl. Add zest and just enough of the orange juice to make a smooth glaze. When the muffins are completely cool glaze lightly and enjoy.

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