Cranberry Muffins with Cranberry Jam & Orange Sugar #PAMSmartTips #Giveaway

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I love muffins.  I would probably say muffins are in my top 3 favorite breakfast foods.  Right after bacon.  And bacon.  How can you not love something that is practically a cupcake you can eat first thing in the morning & not feel guilty about??

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You know what I hate about muffins though?  I hate having to use paper baking cups to make them in.  I don’t know what it is about muffins but you always lose half of it taking the paper off.  Cupcakes don’t stick to the paper liners so why do muffins??

Seriously aggravating.

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Thanks though to PAM Cooking Spray & their new line of 99% Less Residue Non-Stick sprays, I can make all the muffins I want!  I’ve honestly tried other non-stick cooking sprays & they just don’t stack up to PAM.  With PAM, I know that no matter what I’m baking or cooking, it’s all going to come out of the pan in one piece.  No broken muffins or cakes.  Not cracked cookies, stuck pasta, or cheese glued to a dish.

Plus, I almost don’t mind having to hand wash my pots and pans now.  With the 99% Less Residue Cooking Spray, everything is so much easier to clean up.  I’m not the neatest of cooks, I tend to spill. Everywhere.  Now I don’t have to dread all of the batter I spill trying to fill up the muffin tins! It doesn’t get caked on & burnt to my pan anymore.

It’s the little things that make my day bright. 😉

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Cranberry Muffins with Cranberry Jam & Orange Sugar

Servings 12 muffins


Orange Sugar Topping

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • zest from one navel orange

Cranberry Jam

  • 1 cup fresh cranberries if they are frozen, thaw before using
  • 2 teaspoons sugar

Cranberry Muffins

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 & 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 & 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted & slightly cooled
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries


For the Orange Sugar:

  • Stir the sugar and the orange zest together in a small bowl. Set aside.

For the Cranberry Jam:

  • In a small saucepan, heat the 1 cup of fresh cranberries and 2 teaspoons of sugar, smashing the berries with the back of a spoon or muddler. Simmer for about 5 minutes or until you have 1/4 cup of thick jam. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

For the Cranberry Muffins:

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and place a rack on the upper center position.
  • Spray a muffin tin with Pam 99% Less Residue Non-stick spray for Baking.
  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt together. Set aside.
  • In a the bowl of your stand mixer, using the whisk attachment, whisk the eggs and sugar together until thick and creamy looking, about a minute. Slowly pour in the melted butter and the oil, while continuing to whisk. Add the buttermilk and vanilla and whisk until combined.
  • Remove the bowl from your stand mixer & add the dry ingredients & dried cranberries to the egg mixture. Gently fold the ingredients to combine; being sure not to over mix - the batter will still be lumpy.
  • Completely fill all twelve spots of the muffin tin.
  • Using a small spoon, push a teaspoon of the jam into the center of each muffin. Stir the muffins with a toothpick or knife in two or three figure eights to create a swirl of jam inside the muffins.
  • Sprinkle the top of each muffin with the orange sugar; about 1/2 tablespoon or so per muffin, until you use it all up.
  • Bake the muffins for about 15 - 18 minutes, rotating the pan half way through. Let them cool in the tin for five minutes, and then turn them out of the pan and cool on a rack.
  • Can be served warm or room temperature.


RECIPE INSPIRED BY: Karen's Kitchen Stories
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  1. I had a hard time popping the lid of the no-name brand of cooking spray, once I did the spray can nib broke off and the can was leaking all over the counter and floor of the kitchen. That was one slippery mess I had to clean up.

  2. Visiting from Time to Sparkle link party. I love cranberries and can’t wait for them to come into season, the muffins sound lovely, especially with the orange sugar. I co-host Sweet and Savoury Sunday and would love for you to stop by and share this and other recipes with us. Have a great day!

  3. I was trying to make Denver omelet cups with Mom. The *coughothercough* spray didn’t cut it. We wound up using a knife to get them out and ruining the muffin tin. 🙁

  4. Well, I can’t think of any cooking spray related disasters, but the first time I made bacon in the oven I decided to bake it on an unrimmed sheet. Bad idea. I went to take the baking sheet out of the oven & spilled bacon grease inside the oven causing the oven to catch on fire. My husband had to put it out with the fire extinguisher in our apartment building’s hallway. Which of course, alerted the local fire department. Yep, the fire department showed up. It was an adventurous day! Needless to say, I NEVER bake bacon on an unrimmed baking sheet anymore, lol!

  5. When I was first married I was supposed to bring brownies for a family party. Felt pretty proud. And was happy I was now considered an adult since I was asked to bring something. My aunt went to cut and serve the brownies and they wouldn’t come out of the pan, she had to scrap out pieces. Ugh!

  6. I used a store brand cooking spray when baking muffins, and I couldn’t get them out! Definitely haven’t used any other brand than Pam since!

  7. I made a 9×13 cake and used a different cooking spray. When I went to take it out of the pan, half the cake stuck! I tried to piece it together with frosting, but it was ruined.

  8. A couple years ago I was making Pumpkin Bread to put in my goodies baskets I make for my family and friends for Christmas. I didn’t use Pam and all of the bread stuck to the pan and it just fell to pieces trying to get it out. Well, I ended up not having any Pumpkin Bread in the baskets that year and my uncle was not too happy.

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