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Skinny Cranberry Orange Loaf or Muffins

This Skinny Cranberry Orange Loaf or Muffins are packed  with cranberries and flavored with fresh orange juice! An easy muffin or loaf recipe that’s sure to be a favorite!

Makes 12 muffins or slices

What ingredients do I need for this Skinny Cranberry Orange Loaf or Muffins?

  • All purpose flour– for this particular muffin/loaf recipe I use Gold Medal All Purpose Flour. You can substitute the all purpose flour for wheat, almond, or gluten-free flour. The point values may vary depending on the brand you use. For those looking for a gluten free option you can use THIS gluten-free flour.  For those looking for a low carb option THIS almond flour would work great as a substitute.
  • Baking powder-be sure to use aluminum free. Baking powder with aluminum can react to acidic ingredients (such as orange zest and juice), causing discoloration and a metallic taste. 
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Zero point brown sugar substitute: I use LAKANTO GOLDEN SWEETENER
  • Zero point white sugar substitute: I use LAKANTO CLASSIC OR BAKING SWEETENER
  • Light butter or unsweetened applesauce: I use Land o’ Lakes made with canola oil light butter melted or if you prefer you can substitute the melted light butter for 3 Tbsp of unsweetened applesauce. I recommend the light butter. It really gives this loaf/muffins that creaminess! Also, the overall point value is the same for either option.
  • Oranges: you will use the juice/zest from 2-3 large oranges. You can substitute the 2-4 Tbsp fresh organge juce for 1/4 cup of fresh bottled no sugar added orange juice.
  • Fresh or frozen cranberries: If using frozen cranberries ( do not thaw them) toss them with 1 Tbsp of flour to coat-this will help ensure they don’t fall to the bottom or/and discolor the batter.

What sweetener do I use?

I use Lakanto Classic Monkfuit Sweetener and Lakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener in my baking recipes. The Classic is a zero point white granulated sugar substitute and the Golden is a zero point brown sugar substitute.  Lakanto MonkFruit Sweetener is a zero glycemic, zero calorie and all natural sugar substitute. It is by far the best tasting sugar alternative and has zero aftertaste or gritty texture like some of the sugar alternatives have. It has a 1:1 ratio to real sugar-so if you were to use a different sugar substitute you will want to use the measurement that would be equal to real sugar. If you use a different sugar alternative you’ll want to check the point value on the brand you use. They can vary in points. 

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour-I use Gold Medal flour 
  • 1 tsp aluminum free baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt 
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 4 Tbsp zero point brown sugar substitute ( I use LAKANTO GOLDEN SWEETENER)
  • 4 Tbsp zero point white sugar substitute ( I use LAKANTO CLASSIC OR BAKING SWEETENER)
  • 2 Tbsp Land o’ Lakes made with canola oil light butter, melted or 3 Tbsp of unsweetened applesauce
  • 2-4 Tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice, about 2-3 oranges
  • Zest from two oranges
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries*see notes

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9.5-inch bread pan or 12-cup muffin tin with non stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In a separate medium size mixing bowl combine egg, water, sugar sweeteners, orange juice, vanilla extract, and orange zest. Stir until well combined.
  4. Gradually add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until JUST combined. DO NOT OVER MIX. (over-mixing will ruin the texture)
  5. Before the two are completely incorporated add in melted butter or unsweetened applesauce. Stir just until barely combined.
  6. Gently fold in the cranberries. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  7. Bake for 40-45 minutes or 18- 20 minutes if you’re making muffins or until an inserted knife or toothpick comes out clean.

Makes 12 slices or muffins

2 PersonalPoints™ per slice or muffin  

How do I know how many points this is on my WW individualized plan? 

Click the link below to go to the recipe builder. You’ll first need to sign into your WW account and then the recipe builder will upload. Be sure to edit the recipe with any ingredients that you use that are different. The recipe builder is the most accurate way to create, obtain, and track the Personal Points on your individualized plan. 

*The recipe builder link only works for WW members located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, you’ll need to access the WW app manually to create the recipe in the recipe builder. 

Notes:

  • You can substitute the 2-4 Tbsp fresh organge juce for 1/4 cup of fresh bottled no sugar added orange juice.
  • If using frozen cranberries (do not thaw) toss them with 1 Tbsp of flour to coat-this will help ensure they don’t fall to the bottom or/and discolor the batter.
Yield: 12

Skinny Cranberry Orange Loaf or Muffins

Skinny Cranberry Orange Loaf or Muffins

This Skinny Cranberry Orange Loaf or Muffins are packed with cranberries and flavored with fresh orange juice! An easy muffin or loaf recipe that’s sure to be a favorite!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 56 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour-I use Gold Medal flour 
  • 1 tsp aluminum free baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt 
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 4 Tbsp zero point brown sugar substitute- I use LAKANTO monk fruit golden sweetener
  • 4 Tbsp zero point white sugar substitute -I use LAKANTO monk fruit classic or baking sweetener
  • 2 Tbsp Land o’ Lakes made with canola oil light butter, melted or 3 Tbsp of unsweetened applesauce
  • 2-4 Tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice, about 2-3 oranges * see notes
  • Zest from two oranges
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries* see notes

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9.5-inch bread pan or 12-cup muffin tin with non stick cooking spray. Set aside.
    2. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
    3. In a separate medium size mixing bowl combine egg, water, sugar sweeteners, orange juice, vanilla extract, and orange zest. Stir until well combined.
    4. Gradually add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until JUST combined. 
    5. DO NOT OVER MIX. (over-mixing will ruin the texture)
    6. Before the two are completely incorporated add in melted butter or unsweetened applesauce. Stir just until barely combined.
    7. Gently fold in the cranberries. Pour batter into prepared pan.
    8. Bake for 40-45 minutes or 18- 20 minutes if you're making muffins or until an inserted knife or toothpick comes out clean.

Makes 12 slices or muffins

2 PersonalPoints™ per slice or muffin

Notes

      • You can substitute the 2-4 Tbsp fresh organge juce for 1/4 cup of fresh bottled no sugar added orange juice.
      • If using frozen cranberries (do not thaw) toss them with 1 Tbsp of flour to coat-this will help ensure they don’t fall to the bottom or/and discolor the batter.

      • Smartpoints: GREEN/BLUE/PURPLE: 2 Smartpoints for 1 muffin or slice

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 97Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 213mgCarbohydrates: 23gNet Carbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 2g

Donna

Friday 7th of January 2022

My husband and I are obsessed with this recipe!! It is so delicious and easy to make. I baked a loaf and then made muffins which are even better and so easy to keep track of points. I followed the recipe exactly using apple sauce. One time I didn’t have enough cranberries, so I substituted frozen dark cherries - so good!! Thanks so much! Please keep posting these wonderful recipes!

Lindsay Kehl

Friday 7th of January 2022

Hi Donna!

Thank you so much for your raving reviews! I'm so happy to hear how much you love these muffins and recipes!

Have a wonderful day!

Linds

Melanie

Monday 22nd of November 2021

Can this be made with gluten free flour?

Lindsay Kehl

Monday 22nd of November 2021

Hi Melanie

Yes, this can be made with gluten free flour.

Thanks

Joanne

Monday 18th of January 2021

Thank you Lind! You are a wonderful cook and baker. Your recipes are clearly written. Thank you

Lindsay Kehl

Monday 18th of January 2021

Hi Joanne

Thank you for your sweet comments! I truly appreciate it. Thanks for taking the time to write me a wonderful review. Hope you have a wonderful week!

Linds

Cori

Monday 4th of January 2021

Thank you for sharing.

Can gluten free flour be used in this recipe and how many points different would it be?

Lindsay Kehl

Tuesday 5th of January 2021

Hi Cori

yes, you can use gluten-free flour. The point value may vary depending on the brand of flour you use. I recommend using the ww app recipe builder to determine the point value for the brand you use.

Thanks so much!

Donna

Thursday 19th of November 2020

Loved the Cranberry Orange muffins. Just delicious! Its not too sweet and the cranberries give it a burst of tartness! So yummy for breakfast ! Thanks!

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