Cranberry Pecan Streusel Muffins Recipe - Clean Eating Magazine

Cranberry Pecan Streusel Muffins

Customize these whole-grain muffins by using your choice of cranberry sauce, but we love the 
kick from our Grapefruit & Cranberry Sauce. You’ll want to make a double batch 
of cranberry sauce this year to make certain you have extra for these treats!
Cranberry Pecan Steusel Muffins

Cranberry Pecan Steusel Muffins

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  • 12 muffinsServings



  • 1/4 cup white whole-wheat flour (Try: King Arthur White Whole Wheat Flour)

  • 3 tbsp 
organic evaporated 
cane juice (aka organic cane sugar)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup 
chilled organic unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup 
chopped raw 
unsalted pecans


  • 1 cup white whole-wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup 
fine stone-ground cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup 
organic evaporated 
cane juice (aka organic cane sugar)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp 
each sea salt and 
ground nutmeg
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup 
organic unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1¼ cups 
prepared chunky cranberry sauce (or our Grapefruit & Cranberry Sauce)


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line a 12-count muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. Prepare streusel: In a medium bowl, combine flour, cane juice and cinnamon. With fingers or a pastry blender, rub or cut in butter until in small ( 1/8-inch) pieces. Stir in pecans. Refrigerate until needed.
  3. Prepare muffins: In a large bowl, whisk flour, cornmeal, cane juice, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. With a rubber spatula, fold in egg, buttermilk and butter just until blended. Fold in cranberry sauce; do not over-stir.
  4. Divide batter among wells of muffin tin. Sprinkle with streusel and bake until a toothpick inserted in center of muffins comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 muffin
  • Calories: 264
  • Carbohydrate Content: 37 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 35 mg
  • Fat Content: 11 g
  • Protein Content: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 5 g
  • Sodium Content: 130 mg
  • Sugar Content: 21 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content: 2 g