Cranberry Muffins with Orange Marmalade Glaze – I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Holiday Bake-Off and Giveaway!

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I know it’s Monday and that usually means a new menu with grocery list.  But today I’ve got something different for you and it includes a really cool giveaway!

Recently, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! contacted me, asking if I wanted to participate in their Holiday Bake-Off.  Did I mention that it takes place in New York City this Friday?

I will join 9 other bloggers to take part in a friendly competition at the Unilever Test Kitchens.  The fun starts today with a giveaway of baking equipment!  But first, my recipe for Cranberry Muffins with Orange Marmalade Glaze.

Cranberries are a perfect ingredient for holiday food.  The muffins are sweet, but the tart taste of the cranberries along with the citrus make them taste bright, like sunshine sparkling over snow on a winter morning.  They’d be a wonderful addition to Christmas breakfast or brunch, but they are so simple to make they can brighten a plain old Tuesday morning too.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Cranberry Muffins with Orange Marmalade Glaze

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbs. baking powder
  • 1 stick I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped cranberries
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade

Stir the flour, salt and baking powder in a large bowl.

With an electric mixer, cream the I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! and sugar.  Add the eggs, vanilla and milk and mix until well blended.

Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients with a spoon.  Stir gently, just until combined.  Fold in the cranberries.

Fill greased muffin pan with the batter and bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

Melt orange marmalade in the microwave in a small bowl.  This will only take 20-30 seconds, depending on the power of the microwave.  You don’t want to make it too hot, just melted.  Dunk the top of each muffin in the marmalade to coat it with the glaze.


Don’t forget the Virtual Progressive Thanksgiving Dinner going on this week.  My recipe will be posted tomorrow.  Today, you can visit:

Shaina at Food for My Family is sharing a Turkey recipe.

Aimee at Simple Bites shares Fruit and Herb Stuffing.

Disclosure: I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! is providing the items for the giveaway as well as an all-expense paid trip for me to the Unilever Test Kitchen for the I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Holiday Bake-Off.  Part of the judging process includes points for the blogger who has the most comments on their recipe/giveaway post.

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  1. I’ve honestly only cooked one thing with cranberrys and that was muffins:)

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  3. I don’t have a “go to” cranberry recipe, but I’m planning to give this one a try!

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  7. My favorite cranberry recipe is honestly jellied cranberry sauce!:) pour it out of the can at thanksgiving!

  8. Christy Straub says:

    A favorite cranberry recipe here is Apple Rosemary Couscous:
    2 T. olive oil
    ¾ c. chopped onion
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    1 13.75 oz can chicken broth
    1 t. dried rosemary
    ¼ t. black pepper
    1 c. plain couscous
    1/3 c. dried cranberries
    2 medium tart red apples, cut into ½ inch pieces, unpeeled

    In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook 2 or 3 minutes, stirring constantly or until onion is translucent.
    Add broth, rosemary and pepper; bring to a boil Reduce heat to medium and cook 5 minutes. Stir in couscous and cranberries; cover and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff couscous lightly with a fork. Gently stir in apples. Cover and let stand 3 minutes.

  9. Christy Straub says:

    I’m already subscribing to your site and just became a fan on Facebook too.

    Have a great time in NYC!

  10. Have fun at the Bake-Off in NYC!

    To be honest, I’ve never made anything with cranberries, but these muffins sound delicious!

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  12. jessica y says:

    I’ve got nothin! I only drink cranberry juice and don’t like cranberry sauce so…..

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  17. Cranberry Muffins!! I will be trying your recipe.

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  19. hmm I don’t cook much with cranberries, but I do like craisins a lot in salads, does that count? And one year I had to buy bagels with cranberries in them for a school event and they weren’t too bad!

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  21. My favorite cranberry recipe is a cold salad with oranges and pecans that my mil makes each Thanksgiving. We only have it once a year but it is quite looked forward to at the table.

  22. I am a subscriber through Google Reader. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

  23. Lisa Ridgley says:

    I love spinach salad with craisins, walnuts and feta cheese. Yummy.

  24. My favorite cranberry recipe is the Russian Chicken I make. Yummy.

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  27. My favorite cranberry recipe is from this site!! The cranberry nut bars. LOOOVE it and have been looking forward to cranberry season all year so I can make it again!

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  29. Oh wow, these muffins look delicious. My favorite cranberry recipe(other than, cranberry sauce, which is a given!)…is White Chocolate Cranberry cookies, they are a delicious combo of tangy, sweet and almost a little salty. They are a must have every Christmas in my house!

  30. And, I am already a subscriber. Thanks for hosting this giveaway. 🙂

  31. I don’t normally bake with cranberries, but I love them in any bar or shortbread. Num!

  32. I love cranberries! I love them in muffins and scones! I have even made them in a cookie with white chocolate chips and oats. Sooo yummy!!

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  34. My family would love these muffins. Looking forward to seeing you in NY. I love oatmeal white chocolate cranberry cookies.

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  36. I like sugared cranberries.

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  39. I haven’t done a lot of cooking with Cranberries, but oh my goodness, I had this amazing rice Pilaf with Cranberries all through it this Saturday at a wedding. It was amazing!!

  40. My familys favorite cranberry recipe would be our Cranberry Bread, a holiday staple!

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  42. My family loves the Kroger cranberry celebration salad.

  43. I love fresh cranberry sauce with oranges and diced apples oh yeah and lots of sugar 😉

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  51. Favorite recipe is Cranberry with Sweet Potato and Apples

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  64. Laurie D. says:

    My favorite cranberry recipe is:
    “Orange Cranberry Relish”
    1 pound (4 cups) cranberries
    2 oranges
    2 cups sugar
    Put cranberries through food processor (I use my Vita Mix blender as I don’t have a food processor). Peel oranges, remove seeds and put rind and oranges through chopper. Mix with cranberries and sugar. Let stand for a few hours before serving. Nice, fresh alternative to cooked cranberry sauce!

  65. I love cranberry sauce. It’s better than gravy on my turkey every Thanksgiving.

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  68. At a potluck dinner, I once had a cranberry gelatin salad made with fruit, nuts and probably lots of sugar… I wish I had the recipe, because it was really yummy!

  69. Pumpkin cranberry bars with cream cheese frosting!

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  71. susitravl says:

    My favorite way to use cranberries is in a Pecan, White Chocolate & Cranberry Tart recipe I found in one of those little Pillsbury booklets by the check-out stand of the grocery store. I make it for Thanksgiving and Christmas every year and it is really delicious. Even non-cranberry lovers now ask for this dessert. A little tart, a little sweet, a lot of YUM!

  72. Our favorite cranberry recipes are cranberry bread and cranberry salad. In fact, my kids told me last week we must take cranberry salad to our friends for Thanksgiving because it’s a tradition. Do you want the actual recipe or just the names of our favorites?

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  74. My favorite cranberry recipe is my grandmother’s recipe for a frozen whipped cream concoction that she fixed every Thanksgiving and Christmas. I have never seen it in a recipe book and I don’t know where she got it but it was a tradition at her holiday dinners.

  75. my favorite cranberry recipe is cranberry sauce! i have a slightly unhealthy obsession with it. it tastes great with turkey, but i could eat it plain – a bowlful of it!

  76. Oregonsun says:

    Already a subscriber. Question: Are the cranberries dried? Sounds great and I am going to make these.

  77. I love cranberry muffins. This looks like a great recipe. What a great give-away.

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  79. My favorite cranberry recipe is definitely my frosting:

    6 tbspoons of butter, 1.5 cup powdered sugar, 2 tbs of milk, 5 tablespoons of white chocolate chips, and 4 tablespoons of cranbrerries..

  80. Betsy Hoff says:

    Cranberry Tart

    2 cups cranberries, chopped
    ½ cup chopped walnuts
    1 ½ cups sugar, divided
    1 cup flour
    ¼ teaspoon salt
    ¾ cup butter, melted
    2 eggs, lightly beaten
    1 teaspoon grated orange zest
    ¼ teaspoon orange extract, optional
    Powdered sugar, for serving

    1) Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 10-inch springform pan.

    2) Combine cranberries, walnuts, and ½ cup sugar in a large bowl; mix well. Spread evenly among bottom of prepared pan.

    3) Combine remaining 1 cup sugar, flour, and salt in a large bowl; whisk well. Stir in butter, eggs, zest, and extract; mix well. Pour over cranberry mixture.

    4) Place springform pan on a deep baking sheet; bake 40 to 45 minutes, until set and lightly golden. Cool pan on a wire rack, dust with powdered sugar, and serve.

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  82. Courtney G says:

    I love cranberry and white chocolate cookies!

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  84. My favorite recipe with cranberries is my Cran-Apple Crumble. Love it warm with vanilla ice cream!

  85. Katie Murray says:

    I love Cranberry Sauce. The kind in the can. I know a lot of people don’t but I look forward to it on Thanksgiving.

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  88. I LOVE the cranberry bliss bars from Starbucks. Wish I had the recipe! They stock them only during the Holidays.

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  90. I love cranberry orange muffins. I have never tried them with the glaze on top though.

  91. Cranberry pumpkin bread!

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  94. One of my favorite cranberry recipes is Pear-Cranberry Pie!!

  95. My favorite cranberry recipe would be Cranberry Struesel Muffins.

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  98. I love cranberries, I put them in chicken salad, regular green salad, and I love cranberry sauce, which we have year round. When I was growing up, we only got cranberrys at thanksgiving, but we eat all the time at my house now.

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  101. I already subscribe! Good luck with the bake off!

  102. A great cranberry recipe I make every year is homemade cranberry sauce with orange zest and dried cherries! yummy!

  103. I “liked” your fb page, and subscribed to your blog (just waitin’ on the activation email to arrive)…I’ve been lurking for a while and finally subscribed. 🙂 I like cranberries just about anyway you can fix them, we even like the canned whole berry and yep even the jellied cranberry sauce. But I love a fresh cranberry relish. I have a recipe for some really yummy bars that have white chocolate chips and craisins. And I make a pumpkin cranberry bread that is really good. These muffins look really good and they are definitely going on my to make list along with a cranberry bread recipe that I have saved to make from the Tasty Kitchen site. Thanks for the great recipe and the chance at the giveaway.

  104. Sorry totally overlooked the separate post part…so above is the recipes I like and this one is to confirm that I did subscribe…finally got that email. lol

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  106. I’m not generally a big cranberry fan, but I am intrigued by your recipe.

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  108. I love cranberry breads, I also love dried cranberries you just can’t beat them for a healthy snack!!!!!Good luck in New York!!!!

  109. Jessica K. says:

    my favorite cranberry recipe would have to be for a cranberry mojito! But a cranberry scone would be a close second.

  110. Good luck with the contest-how fun is that?
    I like a savory dish with cranberries-I use them in a sauce for meatballs. They are so yummy!

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  112. stephanie says:

    cranberry orange scones.

  113. I love a good cranberry sauce with oranges and spices.

  114. I love oatmeal cookies with dried cranberries and white chocolate chips!

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    I just subscribed to Eat at Home, and look forward to the holiday meal planning worksheet.

  117. Tiffany W. says:

    I have never made a recipe with cranberries. I do make a snack mix with raisins, craisins, and peanuts. I will be trying your muffin recipe later this week. I love to have a muffin for a quick breakfast in the morning.

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  119. I love to make a frozen cranberry salad around the holidays with a gingersnap crust and it is so yummy.

  120. My favorite cranberry recipe is cranberry bread. My neighbor used to make it every year and I loved it. But since then, I haven’t eaten it for a really long time, I’m starting to miss it.

  121. Carol Ann says:

    My favorite cranberry recipe is pumpkin cranberry bread from Libby’s pumpkin. You can find the recipe on The orange juice in the recipe combined with the pumpkin and spices really compliments the dried cranberries.

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  123. Um…I have never had a recipe with cranberry in it! I definitely will be trying this one though asap

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  128. I don’t have a favorite cranberry recipe. I’ve always been perfectly content to eat cranberry sauce out of a can.

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  130. Glanathema says:

    My favorite cranberry recipe is Good Eats cranberry sauce.

  131. Cranberry-glazed cheesecake, so good!

  132. I like to mix 1 can whole berry cranberries with 16 oz. of salsa (drained). Break up the cranberries with a fork & add in the drained salsa. Great with taco chips.

  133. Wish I had a few of those yummy muffins right now! 🙂 I officially Like you on Facebook!

  134. My fave cranberry recipe is my grandmother’s Cranberry-Rhubarb mold. She made it for 40 years then I took over because at age 90 she is entitled to simply enjoy eating and laughing her way through the holidays. 🙂

  135. I also just subscribed to your Eat At Home email. Can’t wait to use the Holiday Meal Planner – thank you! 🙂

  136. I love cranberries and have many recipes that I enjoy; however, every Thanksgiving I make a simple cranberry and pineapple relish that I look forward to all year!

  137. I am a subscriber!

    Good luck at the Bake Off!

  138. Margie Huddleston says:

    I always make white chocolate cranberry biscotti for Christmas. For years biscotti seemed intimidating to make, until I tried making it and found out how easy and yummy it is to make at home!


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  140. The good old cranberry sauce recipe from Ocean Spray.

  141. I like cranberry salad.

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  143. Lemon- cranberry pound cake -Yum!

  144. I love cranberry lemon scones!

  145. My favorite cranberry recipe is that raw cranberry relish where you grind cranberries and an orange together and add sugar. We like it so much we make it even when it isn’t Thanksgiving or Christmas.

  146. My favorite cranberry recipe is my cranberry & mandarin orange salad. We don’t have Thanksgiving without it.

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  150. My favorite food with cranberries is Cranberry Scones

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  152. Katie Murray says:

    My favorite cranberry recipe is homemade cranberry sauce.

  153. Hi, I have been checking out your blog for quite a while now, but have never commented. Love the great ideas. I would love to enter the give away. My favorite cranberry recipe is Easy Cranberry Salad using Whole Berry Ocean Spray Sauce. I have shared the receipe many times, as it is so easy to make and yummy!

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  156. oatmeal cranberry white chocolate chip cookies…yum

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  158. I like just regular cranberry sauce!

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  160. Christina says:

    My favorite cranberry recipe is one a Cranberry Bread that I make.

  161. I don’t have a favorite recipe, but I am a big fan of cranberry sauce!

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  164. I subscribe by email already, love the blog. Have fun in New York.

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  166. Emily Robison says:

    I love cranberries in my salads, with blue cheese

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  169. My daughter in law’s cranberry orange bread. 🙂

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  171. I have an awesome recipe for a Holiday Chicken Salad that uses dried cranberries.

  172. Subscribe via RSS. Does that count?

  173. Im addicted to cranberry fluff!

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  175. I love orange cranberry muffins!

  176. Cornmeal-Cranberry pancakes.

  177. Just subscribed! Different e-mail…hope that’s ok! I like to keep my subscriptions in one place. 🙂

  178. Cranberry Salsa

    1 bag of cranberries
    2 granny smith apples peeled
    1 red bell pepper
    1/2 small red onion
    bag of cliantro, pick leaves off
    1 jar of pickled jalepenos

    Mix all in a food processor

    Then add dressing to taste:
    3/4 cup of apple juice
    1/4 cup of sugar

    Sit overnight to chill.
    Serve with tortilla chips. Yummy!

  179. Amanda Hewell says:

    I subscribe by email, and my family’s favorite cranberry recipe is a crockpot one. You put your roast in the crockpot with 1 pack of onion soup mix and 1 can of whole berry cranberry sauce and hours later you have a great roast!

  180. My favorite cranberry recipe is sugared cranberries:

  181. Cranberry Pizza is one of my favorites!

  182. I love making granola and substituting dried cranberries for the raisins in it. its the best granola ever!

  183. My mom’s homemade cranberry sauce…she doesn’t write anything down so can’t give you the recipe;-(

  184. I love to add cranberries to my oatmeal raisin cookies!

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  187. Lethea Benson says:

    My favorite recipe would just be good old cranberry bread=) I do like to toast a slice and top with a spoon of marmalade~makes a yummy breakfast treat!
    Thanks so much

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  189. I do not have a fave recipe (yet), but I love adding cranberries into my muffins and scones!


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  194. My favorite cranberry recipe is definitely for cranberry white chocolate scones!

  195. Cranberry chocolate chip, wheat pancakes!

  196. Cranberry salad with mandarin oranges, walnuts, and pineapple.

  197. I’m a fan of straight up raw cranberries! So tart, so delicious! I like cranberry walnut crusty bread also!

  198. I just love anything with cranberries but my favorite is plain old cranberry sauce.

  199. My favorite recipe is Cranberry Almond Cinnamon Rolls.


  200. cranberry sauce, nothing else!

  201. I love cranberry scones. That is my favorite recipe with cranberries.

  202. Cranberry Chutney!

  203. I “liked” your FB page. 🙂

  204. Orange Cranberry Muffins. Love them!

  205. my favorite cranberry recipe are vegan cranberry pumpkin crumble top muffins… they’re so easy and come perfect every time. i’d be happy to share it 🙂


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    I like the Eat at Home Facebook page.

  208. i have a fabulous recipe from a friend of a head chef… incredible fresh cranberry sauce. i consider myself an expert on cranberry sauce and this is the best i’ve had! can’t wait to make it in a couple weeks.

  209. I love cranberry muffins!

  210. I make a cranberry orange bread that I love.

  211. subscribe on gfc.

  212. I love cranberries on any salad!
    My boys favorite cranberry recipe is very simple– chopped apples, vanilla yogurt, chopped walnuts and cranberries all tossed together
    Good Luck in NY!

  213. you know, i’ve never been a fan of cranberries until i made some cranberry sauce with orange juice and sugar, and then i was hooked!

  214. Brittany Albert says:

    I don’t cook much with cranberries, but I love craisins in a salad with chicken, walnuts and balsamic dressing.

  215. Brittany Albert says:

    I’m an email subscriber

  216. Brittany Albert says:

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  217. I love Cranberry Nut Bread!

  218. Mary Graziano says:

    I am an email subscriber, I like cranberries with my Turkey, and love cranberries in muffins

  219. I love cranberry pancakes! suelee1998 @

  220. Its not so much a recpie but I love to mix cranberries (dried ones) into mixed nuts, or put on my salads.

  221. cranberry muffins

  222. I love a cranberry apple casserole that my mom always makes for the holidays. It’s topped with oatmeal and brown sugar and is delicious!

  223. Liz, Love. says:

    Cranberry waffles are good!
    I haven’t tried it, but I imagine craisin bread would be good too, as opposed to raisin bread… Definitely going to try that now!


  224. I love love love chewy oatmeal cookies with white chocolate chips and dried cranberries!

  225. My favorite cranberry recipe for the holidays is a homemade cranberry sauce that my mom makes that has pineapple and nuts in it! On a daily basis I give my kids dried cranberries to snack on instead of chips!


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