Monday, December 16, 2013

Cranberry Orange Muffins

Our vacation ended this past weekend and we flew back in a snow storm. We were extremely lucky to make it back without having any travel delays.  However, going from 80 degrees and sunshine to snow and freezing temperatures is not fun.  We woke up to shovel out the driveway for the first time Sunday morning. Oh the joys of owning a home.

We love our house though.  Coming home Saturday evening gave us some anxiety.  It was the first time we were both gone for a considerable amount of time.  We gave a huge sigh of relief when we saw it still standing there.  

Since it was cold and snowy and we were so glad to be home, I thought I would do some baking.  Muffins were on tap after our snow shoveling adventure.  I thought with the holidays we would break out the cranberries. I haven't baked with cranberries nearly enough this year.  The OJ and sugar sweeten these muffins and the fresh cranberries give them a tartness. Half the pan was gone within 30 minutes.

Cranberry Orange Muffins

by Emily Morris
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Keywords: bake breakfast orange cranberries
Ingredients (12 muffins)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
Preheat oven to 375ยบ. Grease or line muffin tin.

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir in cranberries.

In a small bowl, beat egg, orange juice, and melted coconut oil.

Add wet mixture to dry ingredients, stir to combine until it is just moistened.

Spoon mixture into tin until 3/4 full. Add one or two additional cranberries to the top of each muffin.

Bake for 15-20 minutes until lightly browned. Cool slightly before removing from tin.
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  1. I actually have cranberries that need to be used up. I would go make these pronto, but I'm devouring a stack of buttermilk pancakes with maple syrup. :)

  2. I haven't done enough baking with cranberries either! In fact, I have a half used bag of cranberries sitting in my fridge. . . I will have to put them to use in these delicious muffins!

  3. These muffins sound SO fantastic! I love cranberries with any sort of citrus, so I know I'd love these!

  4. How cute and delicious are these... I would love them for breakfast. :)

  5. I just made some cranberry bread for the first time in years...SO good! And I love your idea of using coconut oil :)


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