There are some things in life that are meant to be together...cranberries & oranges are one of them.
Normally I make Cranberry Orange Scones, but I thought I'd try a muffin recipe and I hit the jackpot! These muffins are SO delicious! If you have the ingredients you need to go make these right now. If you don't, you need to go get the ingredients so you can make them. =)
2 cups of flour
1 cup of sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp orange rind
3/4 cup of fresh orange juice
1 cup of dried cranberries
1/4 cup of canola
1 large egg
Coarse raw sugar (optional)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Coat a muffin tin with cooking spray.
Place the dried cranberries and the freshly squeezed orange juice in a small sauce pan and heat over medium heat for 5 minutes. This helps plump up the dried cranberries.
Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and orange rind together until well mixed. In a separate bowl, add the orange juice, cranberries, canola oil, and egg and mix together. Pour this mixture into the dry mixture and stir until combined.
Pour the mixture evenly into the prepared muffin tin. Sprinkle a bit of course raw sugar on each muffin top. Place into the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a rack for a few minutes. Enjoy.