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{Simply} Muffins

A simple muffin recipe with endless flavor combinations! For this recipe, I used cranberries + orange & blueberries + lemon!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 6
Author: Simply Happenstance


Muffin Batter

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour {I use King Arthur's White Whole Wheat flour}
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk {I use unsweetened almond milk}

Cranberry + Orange Combination

  • 1 cup of fresh cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 chopped pecans {optional}

Blueberry + Lemon Combination

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans {optional}


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease muffin tin.
  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar, vanilla, egg & milk until smooth.
  • Gradually add in flour mixture until just moistened.
  • *At this point I divided the batter into two equal portions in separate bowls.
  • I then added in my two different flavor combinations.

Cranberry + Orange

  • Stir in fresh cranberries, orange zest and chopped pecans. If you need more moisture, you can also squeeze in some of the juice from the orange.

Blueberry + Lemon

  • Stir in fresh blueberries, lemon zest and chopped pecans. You can also squeeze in some of the juice from one or two lemons for added moisture and flavor boost!


  • Spoon mixture into greased muffin tin.
  • Bake for 18-22 minutes in preheated oven.
  • Remove from oven when they are lightly brown and bounce back when you press lightly on them.
  • Let stand for 10 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack.


This recipe can easily be converted into a loaf pan or mini loafs! Just increase overall baking time! Enjoy!