Cranberry-Orange Muffins

Cranberry-Orange Muffins
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Cranberry-Orange Muffins

Lindsay S. Nixon

Cranberry-Orange Muffins

These vegan Cranberry-Orange Muffins are perfect for breakfast or a light, fruity snack between meals. They're a snap to prepare and delicious.

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Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 2  Cups  whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2  Cup  raw sugar
  • 2  Teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  ripe banana, peeled
  • 2/3  Cups  orange juice
  • 2  Teaspoons  orange zest
  • 6  Tablespoons  unsweetened applesauce
  • 1  Teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1  Cup  fresh cranberries

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Lightly spray a muffin tin with cooking spray and if not using nonstick, line with paper or silicone cups. Set aside. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together and set aside.

Mash the banana really well using a fork or potato masher and set aside. Make a well in the flour mixture and pour in all of the remaining ingredients. Stir until just combined. Spoon batter into cups ¾ full and bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, about 15-25 minutes (bake time varies on cranberry size and their natural moisture). Immediately transfer the muffins to a wire rack and let cool. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Carbohydrate, by difference
22g
17%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
6mg
8%
Calcium, Ca
81mg
8%
Choline, total
17mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
17µg
4%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
21mg
7%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
109mg
16%
Selenium, Se
11µg
20%
Sodium, Na
287mg
19%
Water
43g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Cranberry Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Cranberry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.