Cranberry Orange Muffins

Cranberry Orange Muffins
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Calories 176 cals
Total Fat 7 g
Cholesterol 17 mg
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sodium 275 mg
Protein 6 g
Total Carbohydrate 25 g

Prep Time: 25 Minutes

Time to Table: 45 Minutes

Serves: 12


  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup Daisy Cottage Cheese
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons orange juice


Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Line 12 muffin cups with paper baking cups or spray with nonstick spray. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, flaxseed, baking powder and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cottage cheese, milk, sugar, oil, orange peel and egg. Stir into the wet mixture into the flour mixture just until the flour is moistened (the batter will be thick). Fold in the cranberries. Divide the dough evenly among the muffin cups. Bake for 17 to 21 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Remove from the oven and set on a wire rack to cool. Glaze: in a small bowl, stir together the powdered sugar and orange juice until smooth. Drizzle the glaze over the warm muffins. *Nutritional Information based on Daisy Brand Low Fat Cottage Cheese.


Average Rating:
4.25 out of 0 5
Rabbit475 12/01/2018

I found this recipe by accident just when I had some extra cottage cheese. These are wonderful, moist muffins and I did not find them to be overly sweet. Having recently moved, I couldn't find my zester, so I added about two tablespoons orange juice to the batter. I also added a teaspoon of vanilla and about a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. We also ate them without the glaze. The cranberries were tart and yummy.

Kath 11/20/2016

Can this be made without flaxseed? If so, what needs to be substituted?

Patrice 11/19/2016

Isn't that a lot of sugar and sodium. I'm diabetic Is there a way to cut that xown

TRISHA 09/20/2016

I have always used Daisy sour cream and so I tried the cottage cheese. Another great product. THANK YOU

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