Friday, November 21, 2008

Fresh Cranberry Muffins

Nothing is more welcome than waking up to freshly baked muffins. Christmas time or not, cranberries are a welcome AND healthy addition to baking. I guess I am newly 'in love' with the little berry...its bright red colour just begs to be put into anything I make. This is a recipe clippingI found in a collection of older holiday cookbooks in the back of my bookcase. Although it is really more 'cake-like' than a normal breakfast muffin...I think I would do just fine for a Christmas brunch.


Ingredients:

2 cups of all purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp bkg. pwd
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon or cardamon...try cardamon...it is a great break from the usual
1/2 cup plain yogurst
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups whole cranberries

Topping:

1/4 cup of sugar
1 tbsp grated orange rind

Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cardamon in a large bowl. In a separate bowl whisk together the yougurt, orange juice,oil and eggs. Pour it over the flour mixtture. Sprinkle with cranberries. Stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened. Sppon the batter into paper lined muffin cups. For topping, combine the sugar and orange rind sprinkling about a tsp over each muffin. Bake at 350 in the centre of the oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until centre is firm.

7 comments:

  1. Cranberry muffins..yum, they do remind me of Christmas morning or any other morning! Hey Trish I too am 'in love with cranberries' and they end up in a lot of things I bake. This morning I'm adding them to my bowl of steel cut oats.

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  2. i agree....this would do just fine for a christmas brunch. i also have a new found appreciation for these lovlies. keep em comin' trishie

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  3. oh yes, I have fresh cranberries in my fridge right now. . .I often make up muffins with them, I'll try your recipe Trish, they look really nice.
    Betty, how do you do your oatment with the cranberries, just thow them in while cooking the oats?

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  4. I know that these are very good and even better than mine because they have orange juice in them. I made them this week with a mixture of cranberries, raspberries and blackberries. (sort of a fruit explosion - like Tim Hortons)

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  5. A mixture of berries sounds so good and I may need to try them in my oatmeal! I only have vanilla yogurt so I may need to buy the plain yogurt before I try these muffins but they are on my list of recipes to make! I wonder if I'm going to gain weight on this blog!

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  6. Cranberries do have a festive feel, don't they? even though they are healthy and beautiful anytime!
    thanks, Trish - I'll have to try these... I still bake for my gluten-loving friends and family !

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  7. Just finished picking twelve gallons of Alaska low bush cranberries... Try adding them to your pancakes for a explosion of sweet n sour taste...or add them to a white or butter cake mix with sour cream icing the possibilities are endless...good cooking everyone

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