Saturday, January 21, 2012

Cranberry-Orange Muffins

Fresh cranberries were on sale the other day.  What's a Happy Homemaker to do?

Make cranberry-orange muffins, of course!

What a treat to get to use fresh cranberries, instead of the regular go-to dried cranberries.  This time, fresh was actually cheaper!

I made some yesterday to take to a friend's house.  I wish I had a picture of her 14 month old sitting happily on the kitchen floor with muffin crumbles in his fat little fingers, and berry juice on his cheeks.  He was the picture of absolute bliss.  So cute!

These are so moist and delicious--the perfect way to begin a morning :)

Cast of Characters:

♥ 3/4 cup milk
♥ 1/4 cup vegetable oil
♥ 1 egg
♥ 2 cups all-purpose flour
♥ 1/2 cup sugar
♥ 2 teaspoons baking powder
♥ 1/2 teaspoon salt
♥ 1 cup fresh cranberries (or dried/frozen)
♥ 1 tablespoon zested orange
Makes one dozen delicious muffins (which, as soon as they're out of the oven, doesn't seem enough for 2 people!)

Heat your oven to 400*F.  Line your muffin pan with cupcake liners, or grease the bottoms with cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl, combine milk, oil, and the egg.
Beat together until well mixed.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl, and mix it all together at once.  The muffins will turn out nice and fluffy if you just mix it together with a spoon until the flour is just moistened.  (That's hard for a KitchenAid addict like me!)

On a cutting board, coarsely chop the cranberries

Fold in the chopped cranberries

And stir until it's all nice and well mixed

Now, just drop it into the muffin mold

Stick it in the oven for 20-25 minutes, and when these little beauties come out, try to at least save a few for when your husband comes home :)

Happy Homemaking!
♥ Bethany

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  1. These were really good!! I had mine with my lunch today - thank you! :)

  2. Your first picture is making my mouth water! These sound delicious. I have a great cookbook giveaway going on right now if you would like to enter?

  3. Come on back over and try to link up. I'm sorry you were having a problem!! I think I have fixed the problem! Also, did you recently get a new blog look??? I love it, the colors are so soothing and fresh looking! I'm taking an on-line blog design class and I'm really noticing things like this now. LOL

  4. I've never thought I liked cranberries until recently, not this makes me want to run out and buy some and try this recipe. Yummo!!

  5. Oh yum! I'm going to have to make these!!

  6. Count me in on anything "muffin"... trying this recipe this weekend. Thanks for sharing!


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