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Sugared Orange Cranberry Muffins

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Fresh cranberries are one of the few fruits native to North America and during the cold months I try to make use of them. With their lovely color and slightly tart nature, they make a perfect addition to a muffin. Here, spices, orange zest and a sugared top balance the berry’s tartness, and applesauce keeps the muffins tender.

Ingredients:

+ 1-3/4 cups flour

+ 1/4 cup sugar

+ 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder

+ 1/2 tsp. baking soda

+ 1/2 tsp. salt

+ Zest of 1 medium orange

+ 1 egg

+ 3/4 cup milk

+ 3/4 cup sweetened applesauce

+ 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

+ 1 cup coarsely chopped cranberries

Topping: In a small bowl mix together:

+ 1/4 cup sugar

+ 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

+ 1/8 tsp. nutmeg

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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400° and line a standard 12 cup muffin tin with paper liners, set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Toss chopped cranberries in the flour mixture. In another bowl whisk together the egg, milk, applesauce, melted butter and orange zest.
  3. Make a well in the dry ingredient bowl and slowly add the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined.
  4. Scoop the batter into the paper liners, sprinkle the tops with the reserved spice/sugar mixture. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean when tested in the center of a muffin. Serve warm with your favorite coffee or tea.
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Sweet Potato Muffins

The sweet potato is rooted (see what I did there) in our American food identity.

A staple food, grown heavily in the Carolinas, it was used for trade and as time went on, abundantly grown and used in recipes.

With this recipe you have some choices. It could easily be served with tea and coffee at the end of your Thanksgiving feast or served alongside it.

Whatever you choose, the tradition lives on, in these delicious muffins.

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Mini Blueberry Muffins

Bite sized goodness, is how I describe these muffins.

A yummy breakfast snack or perfectly sized picnic treat.

Who can turn away a mini sized muffin anyway?! Horrible people, that’s who.

And you’re not a horrible person, you are wonderful. Have a mini muffin, it’s on me!

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Carrot Muffins with Coffee-Cinnamon Glaze

Carrot cake is one of my favorites, in this recipe you’ll find carrots mixed with coconut, raisins and walnuts.

The muffins are then dipped in a glaze, studded with cinnamon and flavored with freshly brewed strong coffee.

Breakfast or snack, the multipurpose muffin!

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So, here’s a picture of the muffins from last night.  I brought a dozen into work (or rather had my mom drop them off for me, since some co-workers said they’d try them for me); and by the time I left today most of them were gone.  The only thing I did differently when making mine, from Dashofdan’s rather spectacular recipe was use pumpkin that I had pureed and frozen last fall (instead of the canned variety).  I think out of the 44 that were made there are only 6 left in my house, because they have all been given away or forced upon my Pastry Chef of a neighbor….

classicallycooking:

So, here’s a picture of the muffins from last night.  I brought a dozen into work (or rather had my mom drop them off for me, since some co-workers said they’d try them for me); and by the time I left today most of them were gone.  The only thing I did differently when making mine, from Dashofdan’s rather spectacular recipe was use pumpkin that I had pureed and frozen last fall (instead of the canned variety).  I think out of the 44 that were made there are only 6 left in my house, because they have all been given away or forced upon my Pastry Chef of a neighbor….

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Pumpkin Apple Ginger-Crunch Muffins

According to the calender, September 23rd began the first day of autumn.

Now it is October 3rd and it’s finally beginning to feel like it here in New York City.

Autumn is one of my favorite seasons, as it conjurers up some of my favorite memories.

Pumpkin picking as a child to the wonderment at the changes of leaves during my time spent at the small town of Deerfield, Massachusetts.

It looks like this during those crisp, autumn months.

So as a celebration to my favorite season, an easy muffin that spotlights its flavors; apples, pumpkin and spice.

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Blackberry Muffin at work! Mmm. Have a good weekend!

Blackberry Muffin at work! Mmm. Have a good weekend!

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