Traditional Cranberry Orange Muffins

Cranberry Orange muffins
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There is nothing like the smell of homemade muffins baking to give rise to even the most sleepy heads.  Ok, maybe not as much as bacon can, but you can still work your magic by getting people up out of bed by making these tangy,  traditional cranberry-orange muffins.

A Traditional Favorite

Cranberry Orange muffins have a sweet yet tangy taste that will delight your taste buds.

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These muffins have a moist texture and are slightly crunchy on top just like you would find at your favorite cafe or bakery.  A perfect combination.  Cranberry orange muffins have always been a favorite of mine,  so I decided to create my own bakery-style recipe.  I hope you enjoy them!

Tea Time

Why not host an afternoon tea with friends? Try pairing these scrumptious muffins with Twinings Orange & Cinnamon Spice Tea – 20 ct (1.41 oz) and you will have a perfect tea time duo!

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Sweet, tangy, delicious Cranberry-Orange muffins, fresh from your oven!

Prep Time30 minsCook Time30 mins

 1 cup milk at room temperature
 1 tbsp lemon juice
 1 cup dried sweetened cranberries
 ½ cup softened unsalted butter
 2 cups self-rising flour
 ½ cup sugar
 1 zest of 1 large orange
 1 tsp orange emulsion or extract
 1 ½ tbsp turbinado sugar ( for topping)

1

orange zest

Directions
2

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. F
Mix milk with lemon juice in a small bowl and set aside for 15 minutes.

Homemade buttermilk

3

Pour 1 cup boiling water over dried cranberries and let soak for 15 minutes.

soften cranberries

4

Mix flour with sugar and softened butter in a large mixing bowl until you have a coarse mixture.

Mixing flour and butter

5

Add egg to milk and beat with a fork

Egg milk

6

Drain excess water from cranberries and then add orange zest and orange flavoring. Mix well.

Orange zest and cranberries

7

Stir milk and egg mixture into flour until moistened. Do not over mix. Batter should be somewhat lumpy.

Stir in milk and egg

8

Fold in cranberries..

Fold into

9

Spoon into prepared muffin tin or use baking cups.

Filling muffin tin

10

Sprinkle turbinado sugar on top of each muffin.

Sprinkle sugar

11

Bake for 30 minutes or until golden.

Using a jumbo muffin pan, makes 6 muffins

If using a convection oven, convert temperature to 375 degrees.

* you can use a 12 muffin tin by decreasing total bake time to about 20 minutes or until golden.

Bake until golden

Ingredients

 1 cup milk at room temperature
 1 tbsp lemon juice
 1 cup dried sweetened cranberries
 ½ cup softened unsalted butter
 2 cups self-rising flour
 ½ cup sugar
 1 zest of 1 large orange
 1 tsp orange emulsion or extract
 1 ½ tbsp turbinado sugar ( for topping)

Directions

1

orange zest

Directions
2

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. F
Mix milk with lemon juice in a small bowl and set aside for 15 minutes.

Homemade buttermilk

3

Pour 1 cup boiling water over dried cranberries and let soak for 15 minutes.

soften cranberries

4

Mix flour with sugar and softened butter in a large mixing bowl until you have a coarse mixture.

Mixing flour and butter

5

Add egg to milk and beat with a fork

Egg milk

6

Drain excess water from cranberries and then add orange zest and orange flavoring. Mix well.

Orange zest and cranberries

7

Stir milk and egg mixture into flour until moistened. Do not over mix. Batter should be somewhat lumpy.

Stir in milk and egg

8

Fold in cranberries..

Fold into

9

Spoon into prepared muffin tin or use baking cups.

Filling muffin tin

10

Sprinkle turbinado sugar on top of each muffin.

Sprinkle sugar

11

Bake for 30 minutes or until golden.

Using a jumbo muffin pan, makes 6 muffins

If using a convection oven, convert temperature to 375 degrees.

* you can use a 12 muffin tin by decreasing total bake time to about 20 minutes or until golden.

Bake until golden

Cranberry Orange Muffins

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