Of course there are many versions of Cranberry Orange muffins but this recipe reigns supreme! For me it’s the addition of oat flour, I think it adds a comforting flavor to this recipe. The orange zest zips it over the top. I like the fact that I can use frozen cranberries (easily accessible) – they’re pretty easy to chop as well! Pumpkin seeds add a nice healthy element, as well as a wonderful cRuNcH. I baked a batch of these muffins and froze many individually. I love to be able to pop a muffin out of the freezer to send with Fred to work!
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This is my notes on their recipe, (follow their recipe), this is what I did…
MY VERSION OF ATK CRANBERRY OAT MUFFINS – Follow their recipe via link above to print…
Oven preheating to 375℉ – Prepare a 12 count muffin tin by spraying with canola oil (top too!)
In large bowl, mix together the following:
- 2 1/4 cups oat flour
- 1 1/3 cups white wheat flour (or unbleached all purpose flour) (or half white wheat/half unbleached)
- 2 teaspoons baking POWDER
- 1/2 teaspoon baking Soda
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
In separate bowl, whisk together – until combined:
- 1 1/4 cups (plain) Greek yogurt (or regular!)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
Then stir the yogurt mixture into the flour mixture just until combined (Do Not OVERMIX!)
- 6 oz. fresh cranberries coarsely chopped (or you can use frozen -THAWED- cranberries)
- 1 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds) – or walnuts or other nut
Gently fold the cranberries and pumpkin seeds (pepitas) until just combined.
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Had a little muffin with my cranberry lemon water – what fun I had! Use cranberries like ice cubes, along with one tiny cube in a double walled glass that keeps things cool. #lifeisgood #linksabove