Monday, November 18, 2013

Cranberry Orange Almond Muffins

These muffins were amazing... Are amazing.  I was really worried about the tartness of the cranberries, but the orange and almond flavor mellowed it out nicely and the honey gave it just the right amount of sweetness.  These were great plain, which I prefer, but would be fantastic with butter or a drizzle of extra honey if you want something sweeter.

Cranberry Orange Almond Muffins
Recipe modified from Chef in You

1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1 c. all purpose flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
Zest from 1 orange
3/4 c. honey
1/2 tsp. almond extract
2/3 c. orange juice
2 eggs
1/4 c. applesauce
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 1/2 c. fresh or frozen cranberries
1/2 c. slivered almonds

Combine flours, baking powder, salt and orange zest in a bowl and mix to combine.
In a separate bowl, combine honey, orange juice, extract, eggs, applesauce and olive oil.
Whisk wet ingredients until thoroughly mixed.
Make a well in dry ingredients and add in the honey mixture.
Gently fold into each other, careful not to over mix.
Fold in cranberries and almonds.

Divide among 12 muffins.
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

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