Candied Citrus Peel and Cranberry Muffins

Need something to make with the boat-loads of candied citrus peel you made?  Make these muffins!  I love fresh cranberries in muffins and quick breads because they pop and leave little pockets of tangy and tart berry all over the muffins.  The candied lemon and orange peels also add a pleasant tangy flavor too.



1 cup all purpose flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

a pinch of salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


2 eggs

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup canola oil

4 ounces unsweetened applesauce

3/4 cup milk (cow or plant, your choice)

1 and 1/4 cup fresh cranberries

1/2 cup candied citrus peel  (I used my lemon and orange peel.)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Place eggs and sugar in stand mixer with a whip attachment.  Whip until the mixture turns pale yellow/white and doubles in volume.  Add remaining wet ingredients, oil, applesauce, and milk.
  3. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl.  Mix together.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.  Mix until just incorporated.  Fold in cranberries and citrus peel.
  5. Greased muffin tin.  Divide batter amongst the muffins tins and bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.


3 thoughts on “Candied Citrus Peel and Cranberry Muffins

  1. Hi Sarah!
    The muffins have convinced me – I have to try this for Christmas brunch this year.
    I also love your new opening pic, it makes me think of Wisconsin. I feel a need to make a peach upside down cake with a single slice in the outside ring turned backwards – just to disturb Lynn!
    Also love the pic of Georgie looking out the windshield – and Steve is OK too. Seeing the support he has given you after your surgery shows what a keeper he is.
    Have a great Thanksgiving,
    U. Greg

    • I’m glad the muffins look good to you! Steve is quite the keeper and he’s coming to Aunt Joan’s wedding next year so he can meet some of the family! Oh I’d love to disturb the peach pattern to make Lynn crazy too, ha ha. Happy Thanksgiving!

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