CIC: Cocoa & Cranberries plus #SundaySupper: Last Minute Holiday Recipes


This month the 20th falls on a Sunday. I had already planned on participating in this month’s Crazy Ingredient Challenge and today’s Sunday Supper theme. I was simply going to post twice today, but then I realized that my Crazy Ingredient Recipe was quick, easy, and festive! Tada! One recipe, two events. (Let me tell you, this exhausted Mama will accept a “short cut” wherever she can.)

This month’s Crazy Ingredient Challenge is the festive pairing of cocoa and cranberries. I couldn’t be more thrilled! I love cranberries and have been enjoying them so much this season that my husband said he is “cranberried out!” I don’t know how that could ever be a thing. And it can’t be because that sure didn’t stop him from eating his fair share of these mini muffins!

These mini muffins are the perfect grab-and-go breakfast to get you through a busy Christmas morning. Tart cranberries and sweet white chocolate are a perfect marriage when encased by a light and fluffy chocolate muffin that’s not too sweet. Be sure to scroll past my recipe for more last minute holiday recipe ideas! Thank you to Wendy Hammond of Wholistic Woman and T.R. Crumbley of Gluten Free Crumbley for hosting the Sunday Supper event.

This recipe makes just over 4 dozen mini muffins.

Chocolate Cranberry Mini Muffins


  • 1 3/4 C flour
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 C sour cream
  • 1/4 C vegetable oil
  • 1/4 C milk
  • 1/4 C cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 C cranberries, chopped
  • 1/4 C white chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line mini muffin tins with liners.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In another bowl whisk together the egg, sour cream, vegetable oil, milk, cocoa powder, and vanilla.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until fully incorporated. Fold in the cranberries and chocolate chips.
  5. Bake 10 – 12 minutes. Allow muffins to cool in the pan for two minutes before removing to a cooling rack.

*This recipe is adapted from Kelley at*

Chocolate Cranberry Mini Muffins for Crazy Ingredient Challenge and #SundaySupper from Sew You Think You Can Cook




Main Dishes

Side Dishes


8387592742_f6164fd5a8_oJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the#SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board.

Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.

And to see the other bloggers who participated in this month’s Crazy Ingredient Challenge click on the link below.

20 thoughts on “CIC: Cocoa & Cranberries plus #SundaySupper: Last Minute Holiday Recipes

  1. Your chocolate cranberry combo in a muffin sings Christmas! With the onslaught of temptations, it is nice to have guilt-free grab ‘n go mini muffins on hand =) Thank you for the recipe =)

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