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Friday, February 4, 2011

Easy & Delicious Cranberry Orange Muffins

These muffins are my personal favorites, and they are so easy, my 13 yo daughter made them completely unassisted yesterday. The best part is that they are nutritious and taste so yummy the kids think they are getting something extra special ;)

2 eggs
1/2 cups milk (you could use buttermilk here as well)
1 cup oil (we use melted coconut oil, extra light olive oil (it just has a lighter, less olive-y flavor) or melted butter. )
4 cups kamut (you can use whole wheat pastry flour if you don't have access to kamut)
2/3 cup evaporated cane juice crystals (I want to play with honey, but haven't had the time yet :)
2 T of baking powder
2 t fine sea salt
2 cups of Craisons
2 T of grated orange peel

Pre-heat the oven to 400* . Butter the bottoms of 2 muffin trays. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, stir in the milk and oil. Then add all of your other ingredients and mix them together until everything is combined. (Don't over-mix :)

Scoop the batter into the muffin trays by 1/2 cup scoops. Sprinkle a little extra sugar over the tops of the muffins (optional.) Bake until tops are golden, about 20 min. Remove muffins to a cooling rack immediately. This makes about 2 doz. muffins.

If you don't have all of the more natural ingredients (such as kamut) then use what you have on hand. This is a situation of good better best in my book. Even if you had to use white flour or sugar, it's still going to be better for you than muffins bought at the store! Think of all the preservatives you'd be avoiding! Not to mention, this is one more way you can be self sufficient and provide yummy food for your family ;)

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