These cranberry-orange muffins are not overly sweet, and big on flavor. Lots of tart cranberries and sweet orange juice/zest kick the flavor up. Best when made with fresh cranberries, fresh orange juice, and lots of pulp! My family loves them without the glaze, but some of my sweet-toothed friends prefer it with, as the muffins are only slightly sweet on their own.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.
Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Mix in cranberries.
Whisk together orange juice, sugar, melted butter, egg, and orange zest in a separate bowl. Add orange juice mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until moistened; do not overmix. Spoon into the prepared muffin cups.
Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned and firm to the touch, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool, about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, mix together powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon orange juice, and orange zest for glaze. Add more orange juice, if necessary, to reach desired consistency. Drizzle glaze over cooled muffins.
Per Serving: 213 calories; protein 2.8g; carbohydrates 38.1g; fat 5.7g; cholesterol 27.2mg; sodium 232.3mg.
The best flavour of the flour can make a real difference to your bread. Different makers do vary. Great taste or Canadian flours, which are bet higher in gluten, may give you a better rise than standard dough flours – especially if you’re making wholemeal bread , which doesn’t always rise as well as clear bread.
To make this in a breadmaker , add all the ingredients to your breadmaker and follow the makers instructions.
A dough’s first rising can be make in the fridge overnight . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great limit , as you can start it yesterday , then clear it off the next day.