Every year I get a little overzealous and buy so many cranberries for Thanksgiving that, without fail, I end up with a whole extra bag in the fridge. While I think of cranberries as being quite tart, after watching Kenya eat a handful of them plain last week and liking the taste of them (or at least pretending to), I figured that a muffin with a big handful chopped up in them sounded like a really nutritious way to use the ones I had left over.

If you’re looking for a special holiday treat to take to school or for a get together over the holiday, these Cranberry Pecan Mini Muffins are an out of the ordinary treat!


Cranberry Pecan Muffins

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Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 1/2 Cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 Tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 Tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 Cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 Cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2/3 Cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Cup sour cream
  • 1/2 Cup Raw Pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Cranberries, chopped



    Sodium: 90mg | Sugar: 6g | Fiber: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Calories: 130kcal | Fat: 7g | Protein: 2g | Carbohydrates: 15g
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    About the Author

    Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


    1. these were absolutely delicious – i’m stocking up on cranberries so that i can make them all year! a hit with adults and kids alike. thank you!

    2. Hi Catherine. Can these be made without oats by any chance, I have everything on hand except the oats and would love to give it a try.

    3. Hi Catherine,

      I FINALLY got around to making this recipe and it turned out divine. I added raisins in place of the Pecans and it’s the perfect balance of sweet and tart. Thanks again for such great recipes. p.s. – the twins gobbled them up too.

    4. I have made the majority of your muffin recipes, but these have been my favorite yet. Great recipe!

    5. Very yummy recipe. I think I may try it with dried cranberries for my daughter, though, it was a little bitter for. Other than that…GREAT!

    6. These things are AWESOME! I’m so excited because we all liked them. I made some with dried cranberries and others with raspberries, so good.

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