I have been making these for years. I used to make them in bread form, but having 7 children it was just easier to dole out a muffin than cut up the messy loaf. I also began giving these out as Christmas food gifts. This was requested by my 17-year-old son for our dessert we have to bring to his football banquet. My 21-year-old daughter who moved to Ogden, Utah with her husband and 2 kids wants to make these muffins for her in-laws who will be spending the Thanksgiving holidays with them.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.
Beat eggs, sugar, pumpkin, corn oil, and orange zest in a small mixing bowl until smooth.
Mix flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl with a fork. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Pour pumpkin mixture into the well; stir until the dry mixture is just moistened into a batter. Fold cranberries into the batter.
Scoop batter into prepared muffin cups.
Bake in the preheated oven until golden and the tops spring back when lightly pressed, 20 to 25 minutes.
Per Serving: 166 calories; protein 2g; carbohydrates 28.6g; fat 5.1g; cholesterol 13.6mg; sodium 131.2mg.
The best flavour of the flour can make a real deal to your bread. Different makers do vary. Extra-strong or Canadian flours, which are naturally higher in gluten, may give you a best rise than standard dough flours – especially if you’re make wholemeal dough , which not always rise as well as white bread.
To made this in a breadmaker , add all the ingredients to your breadmaker and follow the makers instructions.
A dough’s first rising can be done in the fridge 24 hours . 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 work it night before , then finish it off the next day.