Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Orange Cranberry Muffins


Orange and cranberry with a touch of wheat germ for a nutty flavour.
All in a muffin for those cool autumn mornings.

  • 1 2/3 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup wheat germ
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup orange or peach marmalade
  • the zest from one orange
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
Topping:
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Grease muffin cups or line with paper liners.
  2. Preheat oven to 400º.
  3. Combine dry ingredients and chopped pecans in a mixing bowl.
  4. Beat egg lightly in a small bowl and add orange juice, marmalade, orange zest, oil, milk and dried cranberries.
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix only until completely moistened.
  6. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups filling each two thirds full.
  7. Mix topping and sprinkle about 1/2- 1 teaspoon over each muffin.
  8. Bake at 400º for about 15 - 20 minutes. Test with a toothpick to be sure they are baked through.
  9. Remove muffins from pan to a rack.
  10. Serve warm.
  11. Makes 12 medium sized muffins.

8 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness yes, I would eat these in a heartbeat. Yummy!

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  2. I just love wheat germ. Thanks for this delightful recipe.

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  3. Evidently two Bev's thoughts run in the same track: after not baking cookies in a very long time, yesterday I made orange cranberry oatmeal cookies. I think these muffins would have been healthier for us! Thanks, Bev!

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  4. I got a frend of mine to make the peach and orange marmalade
    It is very good!!
    Now I have a recipe to use even
    better

    I have a question
    Can I use whole Wheat Flour for some of the white flour

    I enjoy this webpage very much

    God Bless

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  5. Thanks! I appreciate recipes that use basic wheat germ or wheat bran instead of using bran cereal. It looks like a delicious recipe!

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  6. Wendy - I'm sure you could substitute 1/2 - 3/4 cup whole wheat flour for white flour.

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  7. These sound wonderful!

    Would the recipe make a loaf or would it need to be doubled?

    Winter will soon be here and it's always nice to have a new recipe to try

    Christine

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  8. my friend made these muffins for the weekend scrapbooking event. They were wonderful. So I have made a batch for my family. Thanks for the great muffin recipes. Yours are never dry. Always moist.

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