Zucchini & Orange Marmalade Muffins with Cranberries & Pecans

Zucchini muffins spiced with cinnamon and loaded with orange marmalade, dried cranberries and chopped pecans.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Total 30 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 225 kcal
Author Michelle


  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup orange marmalade
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ of 1 small zucchini 4 ounces, shredded and drained dry
  • ¾ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup pecans coarsely chopped
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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a standard-size muffin tin with paper liners or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil, orange marmalade and vanilla extract. Using a rubber spatula, stir in the shredded zucchini.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, along with the cranberries and pecans and fold until completely combined and no dry pockets remain (the batter will be thick).
  5. Divide the batter evenly between the muffin cups. Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven, place the pan on a wire rack and allow the muffins to cool for 5 minutes before removing from the pan. Serve warm or at room temperature. The muffins can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days. (You can also freeze them by removing the paper liners, wrapping individually in plastic wrap and placing in a ziploc freezer bag.)

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Zucchini & Orange Marmalade Muffins with Cranberries & Pecans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 225 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 87mg4%
Potassium 126mg4%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 55IU1%
Vitamin C 1.8mg2%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.