Discover the Citrus Power of Vita-Pakt Orange Puree: French Orange Cranberry Muffins Recipe

Are you looking to create one-of-a-kind French Orange Cranberry Muffins? Vita-Pakt Orange Puree can transform this delightful baked treat by adding a refreshing citrus flavor to complement the tartness of the cranberries. The acidic properties of the orange will even result in a lighter, fluffier texture that will soon make these muffins a customer favorite. Vita-Pakt Orange Puree in a glass against a white background

Follow our recipe below to create delectable French Orange Cranberry Muffins.

French Orange Cranberry Muffins Recipe


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup Vita-Pakt orange puree
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1 orange


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a muffin tin with paper liners or grease with cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the melted butter, orange puree, eggs, vanilla extract, and orange zest. Mix well.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently fold until just combined. Do not overmix.
  5. Add the dried cranberries to the batter and gently fold them in.
  6. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tin, filling each cup about 3/4 full.
  7. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  8. Remove the muffins from the oven and let them cool in the tin for 5 minutes. Then, transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Serve the French Orange Cranberry Muffins as a delightful breakfast or snack option.

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Enjoy your homemade French Orange Cranberry Muffins!

The Vita-Pakt Difference

Vita-Pakt Orange Puree is crafted from a blend of orange concentrates and combined with sugar, citric acid, and orange pulp to create its unique texture. The volatile oils removed in the concentrating process are also reincorporated in the finished product. This results in a sweeter, more vibrant flavor for your French Orange Cranberry Muffins. You can expect the puree to infuse a distinctive orange flavor, while the dried cranberries will provide a hint of tartness and chewy texture in every bite. These muffins make a great breakfast or brunch item or even a dessert snack. Customers won’t be able to get enough of your French Orange Cranberry Muffins!

Minimally Processed for Maximum Flavor

Fresh navel oranges are used to produce our puree. They are grown under the best agricultural conditions in the heart of the great San Joaquin Valley underneath the famous California sunshine. Our orange trees are irrigated by our aquifer’s natural deep, clean well water and the snow run-off from the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Multigenerational farmers tend the fruit and harvest it at peak maturity to deliver the highest quality citrus to create our Orange Puree.

This Vita-Pakt citrus ingredient is minimally processed under the world’s most stringent guidelines to ensure the orange juice’s value isn’t lost during production. You will really notice the difference in your French Orange Cranberry Muffins. Our puree will add a burst of bright, sweet flavor to balance out the tanginess of the cranberries. This creates a more satisfying baked treat that your customers will remember.

Vita-Pakt Orange Puree Nutritional Benefits

Besides bringing high-quality flavor to your French Orange Cranberry Muffins, Vita-Pakt Orange Puree also delivers excellent nutritional benefits. It is very high in vitamin C, an essential antioxidant that aids in building immunity against common illnesses. It is also a rich source of dietary fiber, a nutrient critical to improving digestive health.

Vita-Pakt Orange Puree also contains no preservatives, artificial flavors, or added colors. With this citrus ingredient, you will only get a natural, potent orange flavor to enhance your French Orange Cranberry Muffins. Your customers will love the blend of sweet and tangy flavors in this baked treat.

A Commitment to Sustainability & Food Safety

As a leading provider of industrial citrus ingredients, Vita-Pakt is dedicated to using sustainable practices in our operations. All the fruit we process has been rescued from food waste streams and upcycled. This allows us to minimize our environmental impact by finding valuable uses for imperfect citrus products.

At Vita-Pakt, we also recognize the importance of food safety in creating products your customers can trust. All our facilities are GFSI-certified and staffed by highly trained employees to ensure the best quality product for the end consumer. Our commitments to food safety and sustainability have made Vita-Pakt a reliable provider of industrial citrus ingredients for over 75 years.

Serving Your Citrus Needs Since 1947

Vita-Pakt is proud to be a major part of California’s food and beverage industry, and we continue to expand our reach with our premium citrus ingredients and core focus on food safety. Since opening our doors in 1947, we have remained committed to providing exceptional customer service and the highest quality citrus products. Our goal is to bring more value to your operations with affordable, low-prep ingredients like our Orange Puree.

Vita-Pakt Orange Puree offers the distinctive, sweet orange flavor that can really make your French Orange Cranberry Muffins stand out from the rest. Request your sample of this natural citrus ingredient on our website today!

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