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Whether you are hosting for the holidays or in search of a home-made gift idea for a friend or neighbor, this recipe will meet and exceed all of your expectations for simple and festive.

Cranberries are one of those wonderful seasonal ingredients that scream Thanksgiving, but they are so high in antioxidants and so terrifically tart, I love enjoying them in as many ways as possible this time of year, when  they are available fresh.

CCTB 1 with textThis delicious recipe is a total time saver. All you need to do is mix up a batch of Lillabee Anytime Muffin Mix and stir in a few additional ingredients. The photos here were baked in mini loaf pans, but you could just as easily make them in a larger loaf pan or muffin tins. You can even bake ahead and freeze these gems for up to three months!

However you make them, you will not be disappointed.

Happy baking and happy holidays!


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  • One box Lillabee Anytime Muffin Mix with all required ingredients
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1-2 Tbsp additional sugar (optional)

Preheat oven to 350º.

Grease loaf pan or muffin tins. Mix as directed on the back of the box. Lastly, stir in cranberries and orange zest into prepared batter. Transfer into pan or tins and sprinkle top with 1-2 Tbsp of sugar (optional). Bake as directed on box.

Let cool completely, then enjoy!!