Sunday, September 20, 2009

Cranberry Orange Muffins

The muffins contain no refined sugars, no refined flour and only a small amount of (healthy) added fat. They are easy to make and taste pretty darn good for something with hardly any sweetener.

Cranberry Orange Muffins

Yields 12 muffins

1 1/4 cup bran cereal (I used 1 cup Special K 5 Grains plus 1/4 cup All Bran Buds... because that is what I had)
1 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
1 egg
Zest and juice from one orange
1/4 cup honey
1/4 coconut oil, melted
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup wheat germ (if you don't have wheat germ and don't want to buy it, you can use 2 full cups of whole wheat flour.)
2 tsp baking aluminum-free power
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries

1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with non fat cooking spray.

2) Combine cereal & yogurt in a large mixing bowl and let sit for a few minutes.

3) Stir in egg, orange zest, orange juice, honey and butter.

4) Add each dry ingredient to the bowl separately and mix to incorporate before adding the next.

5) Add cranberries and mix to incorporate. Mix will be lumpy.

6) Spoon mix into muffin cups, diving evenly. Be aware that cranberries float so stir the batter every few minutes to ensure each muffin has cranberries in it!

7) Bake 25 mins until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean and tops are golden brown.

8) Enjoy!

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