Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Cranberry Muffins

It is another frigid day out there and good day to make a warm breakfast. Warm muffins just out of the oven sounds good.  I have a half a bag of cranberries left in the refrigerator that will make some warm fruit muffins and make my house smell wonderful.

1 1/2 cups chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
1 1/4 cups sugar
3 cups flour
1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Toss the cranberries with 1/4 cup of sugar in a bowl and set aside.

Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and remaining 1 cup sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Combine eggs with milk; stir into flour mixture until just moistened. Gently fold in nuts and  cranberries. Fill paper-lined muffin tins two thirds full.  Sprinkle a little sugar on top.

Bake at 400° for 20 to 25 minutes. This should makes about 18 muffins.

Variation -  No cranberries in the house?  You can use this with any fruit.  Try blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries.You can use frozen or fresh.

Have a great day, be happy and may God bless you and yours.

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