Cranberry Orange Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins - Life With Lorelai

Cranberry Orange Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

Cranberry Orange Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins - Life With Lorelai

Cranberry Orange Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

A Low Fat Recipe


Last week I needed just a little something as a treat for a birthday gift. I wanted to bake something, but I didn’t want to make a trip to the store. I could have made some yummy Mexican Wedding Cakes, but I was looking for something super fast. Checking my cupboards, I found a box of Krusteaz Fat Free Cranberry Orange Muffin Mix and a partial bag of Chocolate Chips. So, I decided to create these wonderful Low Fat Cranberry Orange Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins!



This recipe is quick and easy, and bonus, it uses up those leftover chocolate chips that keep tempting you. All you have to do is follow the directions on the muffin box, toss in your chocolate chips (I had about 3 tablespoons of chocolate chips), mix well, and load up your mini muffin tin.



Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Once out of the oven, I turn my mini muffins out of the pan and onto tea towels in the middle of the table. This was always my kids favorite part when they were young. They’d sit down and pluck the muffins right off the table for breakfast. Serve the muffins with some eggs and yogurt, and you have a healthy and nutritious start to your day.


Now, even though a few of these muffins were devoured in our traditional manor. I had to keep it to a minimum–these tiny treats had another future to meet. They were a birthday gift.

So, I grabbed a clear cellophane bag along with some sparkly starred twisty cord and package my Low Fat Cranberry Orange Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins in festive style.



Here’s a Printable Recipe, so you don’t forget this fantastic idea!

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Cranberry Orange Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins
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Type: Low Fat Muffins
Cuisine: Breakfast, Brunch, Snacks
Serves: 3 - 4 dozen
  • 1 Box - Krusteaz Fat Free Cranberry Orange Muffin Mix
  • Chocolate Chips - whatever you have leftover in the bag. (I had about 3 Tbs)
  • 1 Cup - Water
  1. Follow the instructions from the Muffin Mix Box for Mixing the Batter.
  2. Add Chocolate Chips
  3. Mix well
  4. Spoon into prepared Mini Muffin Tin
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 - 15 minutes
Package these mini muffins to make great little gifts.



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15 thoughts on “Cranberry Orange Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins”

  1. I love mini muffins because I can eat more than one without the guilt! 🙂 I laughed when I read the part about using up those leftover chocolate chips so they won’t be tempting. I’ve been known to eat a few right out the bag. Wish I had one of your muffins for breakfast! They look delicious.

  2. Mini muffins are the best! Of course, I always lose count of how many I’ve eaten. We love Krusteaz mixes but have not tried the Cranberry Orange muffins. I will look for those in the store next time I go for sure! Yours look delicious and what a thoughtful birthday gift, homemade muffins!

  3. I don’t generally use box mixes, but when/if I do, I like to put my own additions in too. These look great and I love how you packaged them. Such a nice gift idea.

  4. Yum! We used that cranberry muffin mix all the time. I never thought to add chocolate chips! Great idea! I’m sure it tastes incredible. Thanks again for having me as a host at #HomeMattersParty

  5. Those mini muffins look so good. I also like the mini version so that I get the flavor and not so many calories. Then I have two more, lets not talk numbers and just enjoy.
    Thanks for the co-hosting a great party and congrats on breaking the 500 again.
    Kathleen #HomeMattersParty

  6. Wow, Lorelai!! These look amazing! I just shared your post with my sister-n-law. She loves variations on chocolate chip muffins.


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