Thursday, February 3, 2011

Chocolate Chips Cranberry Muffins

The sun is finally out. After yesterday's snowstorm, it helps! The bus ride back home was fine until we were stuck behin big vans that were stuck in the snow.  After 1/2 hour of not moving, we got out of the bus, walked a few corners and grabbed another bus that took me close to home. I love snow - but I prefer that it snows when I have nowhere to go!! ;)

Wish I had some of these muffins leftover when I got home!
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The combination of fresh cranberries and chocolate chips is so yummy!! and I got to use my new square muffin pan!
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These muffins are not too sweet - unless you add more chocolate chips - I didn't add too many and I lowered the amount of sugar too. They were perfect for breakfast!
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Chocolate Chips Cranberry Muffins
(from 125 Best Chocolate Chip Recipes)

2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
1 cup granulated sugar (used 3/4 cup)
2 eggs
3/4 cup low-fat milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil (used Canola oil)
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips (used regular chocolate chips)

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.

In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, coarsely chop cranberries.

In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, eggs, milk, oil, orange zest and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture, just until combined. Fold in chopped cranberries and chocolate chips. Do not overmix.

Spoon batter into greased or lined (with paper liners) muffin cups.

Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until puffed, golden and a tester inserted into center comes out clean. Let cool in pan on rack for 5 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely on rack.

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9 comments:

Leilani said...

I bet it is amazing to be a guest at your house! So many treats being baked all the time!

annabelle g said...

I can just taste them....yummy and warm with a cup of hot chocolate :)

pat said...

Love love the square muffin pan!! Fresh crannies and choc chips sound really appealing. Look it, too. YUM!

Sara said...

Yumm! So hungry now.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Those look SO YUMMY!!!!! I've been making banana nut with chocolate chips like crazy, because we keep accidentally letting the bananas go black.

Samantha said...

Those look incredible. I keep trying to get Jim to let me make something other than the same ole muffins that he's been taking to work for 2 years now, but he's stuck on them. I think, though, that I'll hold onto this recipe and maybe surprise him one of these days!!

Alison Shuman said...

Oh, these look so yummy! What a great pan, too!

Margaret said...

I want a square muffin pan now. That is so awesome! Love all your shots, an of course you made me hungry again!!

HLIP said...

I keep saying that I'm going to try your recipes - but I haven't gotten around to any yet. I swear I'm going to make these. Great shots.