Friday, July 01, 2005

Cran-Apple Muffins

Cran-Apple Muffins

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled slightly
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup apple cider
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup fresh cranberries, chopped
1 cup diced peeled apples
1/4 cup raw sugar

Preheat oven to 400

In a large bowl, whisk flours, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon and salt into bowl. Make a well in the center
In a medium bowl, whisk butter, egg, buttermilk and cider.

Add the liquid mixture into the dry well and stir only until the flour is moistened.

Carefully fold in cranberries and apples.

Lightly spray a 12 muffin cup pan with cooking spray. Divide batter between each cup.

Scatter 1 teaspoon raw sugar over each muffin. Bake for 18-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Leave in pan 5 minutes and turn out muffins onto a wire rack to cool.


  1. They look absolutely scrumptious. i will try them tomorrow. I had always had a lot of cranberry juice in my life but only this year fell in love with the real thing. I love all these recipes that you post.

  2. These look fabulous! Right now I'm loving all things cranberry, and you've come through for me again. Thanks!

  3. Thanks! Let me know how they turn out if you make them!

  4. I made up a batch of these today and LOVE them! I found that they tasted MUCH better after they had cooled than they did when hot. I'll be stashing some cranberries in the freezer so I can make these any time.

  5. Thanks for posting these -- they look great. Do you think they could be made with apple juice rather than cider? I don't often have cider around, but hubby likes to keep juice in the house...

  6. Emily - I would go ahead and use that sub. I don't drink it either, but I keep it in the freezer to use in recipes like this one!

  7. Hmmm...I really wanted to make these this weekend, but I'm not a "cranberry hoarder", so I don't have any in my freezer, and I'm sure I can't buy fresh ones at the store yet. I know a couple grocery stores that sell frozen cranberries though...I might have to pick some up and see if that will work! They look great!

  8. Elisabeth - I've made these plenty of times with frozen cranberries!

  9. Joe, these did turn out REALLY great - thanks so much for the recipe!

  10. Elisabeth - Fantastic! Thanks for letting me know!