Saturday, March 19, 2011

Cranberry/Apple Muffins

These fruit and nut filled muffins are a delicious choice for breakfast or snack time.
  • 2 1/4 cups white flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup quick cooking oatmeal
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 apple, cored and coarsely chopped, I left the peel on
  • 2 cups cranberries, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup nuts, chopped
  • Coarse sugar, cinnamon and oatmeal for topping
  1. Whisk together flours, oatmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium size bowl. Stir in apple, cranberries and nuts. Make a well in the center.
  2. In another bowl beat eggs and buttermilk, add melted butter and mix well.
  3. Pour mixture into the well of dry ingredients, mixing just till moistened.
  4. Fill two 12 cup greased muffin tins and sprinkle with the coarse sugar, cinnamon and oatmeal.
  5. Bake at 400Âș for 20 to 25 minutes.
  6. Yields: 2 dozen muffins

18 comments:

  1. ooh, I just happen to have these ingredients on hand. Hmmmm....

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  2. Ohhhhh this is what I'm making today! Just have to pick up a few ingredients. What a scrumptious recipe!
    Thanks!

    ~ Shirley ~

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  3. oohh super yum! can't wait to make these, thanks for sharing!

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  4. Your muffins look good and recipe sounds easy. May we use dried cranberries, maybe if soaked in warm water first?

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  5. Wonky Girl..I think that should work.

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  6. I made these muffins this afternoon .... but with a twist! I bought some frozen pomegranate seeds recently ($2.49 for a 450gram bag ... great price!) and used 2 cups of them instead of cranberries. Gave it a nice extra 'crunch'.

    I will try the recipe with cranberries next time.

    Fabulous recipe...thank you!

    ~ Shirley ~

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  7. Shirley..now you have me wanting to try them with pomegranate seeds:)

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  8. Well Betty....they are delicious!! Who would have thought??

    Pomegranate seeds and apples really go well together!!

    Guess what I'm having for breakfast tomorrow?? Mmmmmmm!!

    ~ Shirley ~

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  9. Another really good looking muffin recipe. Love them all!

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  10. I no longer bake with cranberries. I always substitute with plumped dried cranberries. I often interchange raisins and cranberries, or use a combination in my recipes.

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  11. Oh, these look so good. I can feel the need for dessert coming on!!

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  12. I made these over the weekend using frozen cranberries and I cut them in half. They had a good crunchy sweet top and a tartness from the cranberries. thanks so sharing!

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  13. These muffins were on my mind since last Friday, I just may have to convert to gluten free and see how they go. Such a great flavour combination.

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  14. I want to make these but the recipe calls for two tablespoons baking powder. Is this correct?

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  15. Yes Anonymous, 2 tablespoons baking powder is correct.

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  16. I love this recipe as it uses real cranberries! Dried cranberries may be easier, but they have no Vitamin C as it is all lost in the dehydrating process! Thank you for a great recipe!

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  17. Just made these muffins today, they really were amazing. My kids couldn't stop eating them. Definitely a keeper for our family. Thank you!

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