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March 10, 2016

FRESH CRANBERRY ORANGE MUFFINS....THE STAR AT YOUR EASTER BRUNCH





You probably think Autumn when you hear
the combination of cranberries and orange,
but did you ever consider this fresh combo for Spring?

These muffins are heavenly!
I love making these anytime of year,
and they go beautifully when you are planning a brunch
for Easter morning with a beautiful ham and cheese frittata!



FRESH CRANBERRY ORANGE MUFFINS
2 cups all-purpose flour, PLUS teaspoons for coating fresh cranberries,
1½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
2 cups fresh cranberries, chopped coarsely
½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Zest of 1 orange
½ cup milk



The Orange Glaze
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 cup confectioner's sugar


Preheat oven to 350ยบ F. Spray muffin tins with coconut oil spray or Pam.
Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.

Toss together fresh cranberries and 2 t. of flour to coat cranberries in a separate bowl. Set aside.

Cream together butter and sugar until lightened in color, about 3 minutes. Add an egg, one at a time, taking care to fully incorporate before adding the other. Mix in vanilla and orange zest.

Gently fold in flour mixture, alternating with milk. Stir until just combined. Fold in cranberries and spoon mixture into prepared muffin tins, filling about ¾ full. Bake until a toothpick or skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 20-30 minutes.

Prepare orange glaze topping for muffins while the muffins are baking by stirring together until well-combined.



When the muffins are golden brown, remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly in the muffin tin. Then, remove each muffin and drizzle with orange glaze.

12 comments:

  1. Thank you for the recipe...those look so yummy. I love scones and muffins.....better than cake or pie. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. Hi Susie! Are you having a good March so far? Texas is experiencing a week of spring rains, which we need badly! These are wonderful muffins...hope you try them and love the recipe! Big hugs for stopping by today!

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  2. Beautiful! As well as delicious!

    Happy Spring-time hugs,
    Tessa

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    1. Oh Miss Tessa...wish we could sit and enjoy a muffin and a cup of tea......hope you are doing well!

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  3. These sound awesome! I'm going to try them.

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    1. That is great Kathy! I so hope you enjoy the recipe! Have a great weekend love!

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  4. Betsy, these cranberry orange muffins look amazing. I sure wish I had one to go with my coffee right now. You make the most wonderful things.

    ~Sheri

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    1. Hi Sheri! I would send you one if I could! Please try the recipe and let me know how you like them! Have a blessed weekend!

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  5. Great combination any time of the year, Betsy! The orange glaze will put them over the top for me. I need to pick up some frozen cranberries and then bake your lovely muffins. Enjoy your afternoon. ♥

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    1. Hi Martha Ellen! Thank you so much for stopping by today! Hope you have a great weekend coming up! Please enjoy the recipe!!!

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  6. My favorite flavor muffin! thanks

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  7. Thank you for such a delicious recipe.
    I love the combination of orange and cranberry.

    Laura
    WSP

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