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White Chocolate Cranberry Muffins

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White Chocolate Cranberry Muffins, you haven’t had a sweet muffin until you try these muffins that combine white chocolate chips and dried cranberries. A must try simple recipe!

Overhead view White Chocolate Cranberry Muffin on sheet pan with glass of milk

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2018!

I still cannot believe that today is the first day of another year. I am starting my day with one…okay, maybe two…White Chocolate Cranberry Muffins and a large cup of coffee because tomorrow I plan on going hard with my workout and diet. I will also be having dinner with my family later today and will definitely not miss out on eating the traditional black-eyed peas and greens that you must have on the first day of each new year to bring you good luck.

Close-up side view three White Chocolate Cranberry Muffins stacked

Honestly, I am not sure if this works, but I prefer not to be the one that ruins the tradition by skipping out on this. Plus I rebel on enough things that my family lets me get away with AND I will not be the one to miss my mama’s black-eyed peas, greens, and cornbread. However let me tell you that it does not have to be day one of a new year for me to enjoy these, so luck or no luck…just let me know when and where to fix my plate.

Close-up side view White Chocolate Cranberry Muffins on sheet pan

close-up side view three white chocolate cranberry muffins stacked on top of each other

White Chocolate Cranberry Muffins

White Chocolate Cranberry Muffins, you haven’t had a sweet muffin until you try these muffins that combine white chocolate chips and dried cranberries. A must try simple recipe!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: white chocolate cranberry muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 267kcal


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries


  • Preheat the oven 350 degrees F. and line a muffin pan with cupcake liners. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder baking soda, salt, and ground cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the softened butter and mix on medium until light and fluffy. Add in the brown sugar and continue to mix until fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, vanilla extract, and plain yogurt. Continue to mix for 1 minute.
  • Turn the mixer on low and add the flour mixture and milk until everything is combined.
  • Turn off the mixer and gently fold in the white chocolate chips and cranberries until evenly distributed throughout the batter.
  • Spoon the batter evenly into the prepared muffin pan and place into the oven to bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  • Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 287mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 305IU | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1.2mg
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    January 2, 2018 at 12:48 PM

    These are perfection. I’m actually working on a recipe with cranberries today. It goes far beyond Christmas – a winter staple for me!

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      January 4, 2018 at 8:01 PM

      It really is perfect for after the holidays as well. Cranberries are a staple in my house.

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    January 16, 2018 at 2:39 AM

    Hi Lakita! I hope you had a great holiday season and a wonder-filled New Year, I’m loving these white chocolate cranberry muffins, I’m not a huge fan of white chocolate but cranberries are my jam. I hope you have been successful with going hard on your New Year Diet. I’m all about greens and Black Eyed Peas on New Years! I thought my family was the only ones that believed in that.

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      January 18, 2018 at 2:14 PM

      Hi Mary! Happy New Year!! Thank you so much! I am a huge fan of cranberries and I enjoy them all year. No I think that is a southern tradition for many 🙂

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