Try this easy cranberry muffin recipe for a delicious breakfast or snack. They are simple to make and the perfect balance of tart and sweet.
Today is the first day of fall and it seems like here in Oklahoma we may actually start to get cooler weather. It’s been in the 90s for so long now and even upper 80s sounds like a lovely break.
When the cooler weather starts to roll in I often like an afternoon treat of hot tea with something sweet. One option I love is muffins. They are sweet but not as sweet as cookies or cupcakes and I can throw in some fruit to give them some nutritional value.
I also love muffins because they are so easy to whip up. My secret to keeping them simple is using my homemade baking mix. It’s a Bisquick like mix and it cuts out a bit of the time needed to make up some muffins.
It also makes amazing, soft muffins that never last long around here. My husband’s favorite is the chocolate chip muffins. My new favorite will be going up on my other blog The Stress-Free Christmas very soon.
I also love to have more seasonal options and around this time of the year I love to start using cranberries more. I tend to stock up when they are in season and stick a bunch in my freezer for recipes like this.
The tart cranberries with the sweet muffin are just a lovely combination. You could also throw some white chocolate chips in if you want them a bit sweeter.
These would make a great simple breakfast item around Thanksgiving or Christmas. You can make them ahead and have them out with some fresh fruit and yogurt. They are festive, yet simple to make.
- 2 cups homemade baking mix
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil (melted)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup frozen cranberries
- Optional: sugar to sprinkle on top
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Mix sugar and baking mix.
- Add wet ingredients, don't over mix.
- Fold in cranberries.
- Scoop into greased muffin tins.
- Optional: sprinkle with sugar.
- Bake for 16-18 minutes, until golden brown.
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Serving Size:1 muffin
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 145 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 17mg Sodium: 270mg Carbohydrates: 20g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 8g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g