Gluten-Free and Flourless Cranberry Orange Muffins. This oat-based muffin is soft, moist, delicious and super easy to make, all you need is a blender and few ingredients!

This post has been sponsored by Decas Farm but all opinion stated are my own.

Cranberry Orange Muffins on a chopping board with orange slices and fresh cranberries surrounding it

Isn’t Christmas time the best time of the year? I mean, it is such a cheerful and fun time, all you basically need is to show up and have fun. But before we know it the new year is here, and that brings an entirely different dynamic to our lives. We settle back into our busy lives, and try to fit a few goals in.

These Cranberry Orange Muffins are the perfect complement to both scenarios; it is both fun and festive for the holiday celebrations and a delicious healthy breakfast to get you through your busy mornings.

Truth is most American families wake up and are out the door, myself included. It makes a world of difference when I have something ready to grab-and-go, like these Cranberry Orange Muffins.

Could you use some of these in your busy household? Let me tell you more…

Muffins topped with fresh cranberries

I love making muffins and have shared quite a few muffin recipes on the blog like the Healthy Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Muffins. That’s not by accident or lack or inspiration. Oh no-no-no! I just love having these tasty muffins for a quick and easy breakfast on the go, for school lunches, a tasty afternoon snack while we brainstorm on math problems, or between sports and activities.

During the holidays, these Cranberry Orange Muffins are a hit too! So bright and festive, full of holiday cheer.

Gluten-Free Cranberry Orange Muffins

About these Cranberry Orange Muffins

Besides a meal solution, these muffins are actually super healthy too! Made with rolled oats, Decas™️ Farm fresh cranberries, apple sauce (or greek yogurt if dairy is not a problem), orange juice and no refined sugar. Basically your fruit serving, protein and fiber (oats) and even your morning o.j. in one place.

But that’s not all. These Cranberry Orange Muffins are entirely made in a blender!!!
That’s right. No bowls, spatulas, flour dusty counters to clean, just throw everything a blender and done!

A pack of fresh Cranberries beside some muffins, fresh cranberries and orange slices
A pack of Decas Farm Cranberries

Cooking with Cranberries

I am a huge fan of cooking with Decas™️ Farm cranberries, not only around the holidays but all year round. Perfect for these Cranberry Orange Muffins, they are packed with health benefits, delicious and they come from nature, not the lab. Decas™️ Farm use only all natural ingredients. No additives, colors, or preservatives. No sulfites. No artificial anything. Only the good stuff. Just like nature intended.

For other recipe ideas using cranberries you can try these delicious Cranberry Orange Cookies that you can use both fresh cranberries or baking cranberries or this AMAZING Skillet Cranberry Chicken and Veggies!

A sampling of the Cranberry Orange Muffin

You will love making these easy and healthy blender muffins. The important thing is to not wake up another morning without a muffin in hand 🙂

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Cranberry Orange Oat Muffins
4.80 from 5 votes

Cranberry Orange Oat Muffins

by Silvia Ribas
Gluten-Free and Flourless Cranberry Orange Oat Muffins!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 9 muffins


  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats, divided
  • 1 cup Decas Farm Cranberries
  • 1 cup apple sauce
  • 2 large cage-free eggs
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice


  • Pre-heat oven to 350F degrees. Line a muffin pan with silicone or paper cups. Set aside 
  • Place all the ingredients in  a blender cup except the cranberries. Use 2 cups of rolled oats and set the remaining 1/2 cup aside. Blend for about 30-40 seconds to combine. I used a Vitamix, other blender times may very.
  • Add in fresh cranberries and remaining oats and stir into the mixture with a spatula. This will give muffins a delicious texture and the cranberries will naturally burst.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes. Test muffins with a fork after 25 minutes. Remove from oven and allow it to cool down before eating. 

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Keyword: Cranberry Orange Muffins, Gluten-Free Muffins, muffins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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    1. Hi Ashley! HUGE apologies for overlooking this detail. I just fixed the recipe and YES the cranberries don’t go in the blender. You just fold them in and add a few on to the top so they look super pretty!! Hugs 🙂

  1. I had never used oats as flour before, and I’m glad I came across your recipe and tried it! I wondered if the texture would make them a pain to get out of the muffin paper, but they were perfect. Your recipe is really versatile, too. I had to adjust it based on the ingredients I had on hand, and they still turned out really good! I used sour cream instead of greek yogurt (similar consistency and acidity), milk since I didn’t have OJ, dried cranberries instead of fresh, and I also added nuts and shredded coconut. So good! I’d still like to try your recipe as written when I have all the ingredients, though 🙂