Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Cranberry Mandarin Orange Muffins

Total time (approx.): 30-40 min
1 1/4 c. whole wheat flour
1 c. white flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking power
1/2 c. oil
1/3-1/2 c. honey
1 egg, lightly beaten.
1 c. orange juice
1/4 tsp. orange zest
1 mandarin orange, cut up (1/2 sections)
~1/c dried cranberries (but 1 c. fresh would probably be fantastic!)

 Why you might want to make this: Maybe you are tired of banana or blueberry muffins.  Maybe not, but these are great breakfast (or anytime!) muffins!  Additionally, these muffins are dairy free.

Preheat oven to 375.

Mix the dry ingredients in a medium bowl.  Mix the wet ingredients (oil, honey, egg, orange juice, orange zest).  Stir together.  Just as the dry patches begin to go away, add the orange pieces and cranberries.  Stir a bit more to make things even (but don't over stir!).

Fill greased muffin tins.  Bake at 375 for 15 min or until done.

Wait a couple minutes to let them cool (and not fall apart when you take them out), then place on cooling racks to finish cooling.  Enjoy with oranges and tea!

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