These Orange Pecan Cranberry Muffins are the perfect thing to serve for breakfast on Thanksgiving! The flavors are perfect for fall, and they are simple to make!
Thanksgiving is quickly approaching – do you have your menu all planned? Dinner is obviously the star of the show on Thanksgiving, but what about breakfast? No one talks about what to serve for breakfast on Thanksgiving! Well, I am going to change that – after all, you have to eat something in the morning to prepare your stomach for all the goodness that is to come later in the day. So it might as well be a festive and seasonal treat – like my Orange Pecan Cranberry Muffins! They are full of fall flavors and are absolutely delicious. Plus you can make them the day before and just reheat them before you serve, making this a quick and easy Thanksgiving breakfast.
I think you probably know this, but breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. I could eat breakfast food all day long – and I often do! Pancakes make a frequent appearance on our dinner table, and muffins are one of my favorite afternoon treats. Now that I’m pregnant, breakfast is even more important for me because I have to eat something pretty much within 10 minutes of waking up. One of the many joys of pregnancy….
But due to my breakfast obsession, I of course had to feature a Thanksgiving breakfast menu item, even though most people wouldn’t think twice about what to eat that morning! And while I made these cranberry muffins with Thanksgiving in mind, they have quickly become one of my favorite muffin recipes. I was actually surprised how much I loved these, because I’m usually not a huge cranberry fan. However there is just something about these cranberry muffins that is addicting. The orange flavor and the hint of cinnamon pair so well with the toasted pecans and tart cranberries. A touch of brown sugar ties everything together. This is one awesome muffin! Plus I think they are so pretty, with the flecks of orange zest and the bright cranberries. If you don’t want to have them for Thanksgiving breakfast, they would make a great addition to your Thanksgiving bread basket!
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Some other great ideas for Thanksgiving breakfast. So many fall flavors in these breakfast goodies!