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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 173.1
  • Total Fat: 4.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 28.6 mg
  • Sodium: 206.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 3.5 g

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Cranberry-Orange Muffins



Introduction

Orange rind and dried cranberries flavor a cake-style muffin that's easy to make and freezes well. Microwave at HIGH for 20 to 30 seconds to thaw. When fresh cranberries are available, use them to add a pleasant tartness.

Orange rind and dried cranberries flavor a cake-style muffin that's easy to make and freezes well. Microwave at HIGH for 20 to 30 seconds to thaw. When fresh cranberries are available, use them to add a pleasant tartness.



Ingredients

    1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    3 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
    1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    3/4 cup sugar
    1/4 cup butter, softened
    2 teaspoons grated orange rind
    1 large egg
    1 large egg white
    1/3 cup fat-free buttermilk
    1/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
    2/3 cup dried cranberries, coarsely chopped
    Cooking spray

Directions

Preheat oven to 375.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients (flour through salt), stirring well with a whisk.

Place sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 2 minutes). Add rind, and beat to combine. Add egg and egg white, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.

Combine buttermilk and ricotta, stirring well with a whisk. Add flour mixture and buttermilk mixture alternately to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Fold in cranberries. Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 1 muffin)

Recipe Copyright Cooking Light Magazine







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  • Incredible!
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    These are awesome. I tweaked it a bit and used applesauce and splenda instead of butter and sugar and I make them as mini muffins, but I love them! - 7/9/08

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  • Very Good
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    For b'fast I make it as is. for snacks, I use unsewwtened applesauce & Splenda instead of butter & sugar, flaxmeal instead of flour, 1/2 the cheese & an egg substitute. But either way, DELICIOUS - 7/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Very filling and they stick with you for a long time. Very tasty and not too sweet. Leftovers keep well overnight (they never last longer) and freeze well. - 4/14/07

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Fast & Easy. Make the dry mix and keep it onhand for the weekends. Adding the rest is fast & it cooks while I'm setting the table. - 11/28/09

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Very good, I added 1/2 c of walnuts and substituted the cranberries for craisins - 7/26/09

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  • 4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This sound delish and looks like a great basic recipe. There are so many ways you could "play" with it. Think I'll try half the flour and sub oat bran for the other half. - 7/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    these were great, I also used the Splenda - 10/10/09

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I love cranberries, and make cranberry bread often. I'm eager to try these muffins. Thanks. - 7/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    WOW!! These are the Best Thank you - 7/26/09

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I liked this very much. - 7/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Amazing - the best muffin recipe I have made! These are so delicious that after making the first batch I made two more the same weekend so I would have some to freeze. Easy, tasty, and low calorie - perfect combination - Thanks! - 1/11/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious and already a family favorite. - 12/16/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Wow, I would not think that they would be yummy only because I am not big n the tartness of cranberries, but I might just have to see for myself - 12/16/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing everyone. - 12/16/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for the Splenda and Applesauce suggestions. - 10/18/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this sounds like a good recipe will treak it a bit for the sugar content etc.. - 10/18/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    my absolute favorite muffin, THANKS SO MUCH for this recipe, it will be used often. - 10/12/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Looks very good. Can't wait to try it with fresh cranberries! - 10/10/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    really yummy all the family loved them - 10/10/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great, I love cranberries/orange in combination. Will probably substitute apple sauce for the butter, but I don't like splenda, so I'll use the sugar...still low calorie is good! - 10/10/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Unfortunately for me, I cannot get Cranberries in West Africa but I have saved this recipe for when I am visiting my grand-children in North America. I can't wait to prepare these for them. Hum, I can just taste one right now. - 10/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    MM Good, great combination and healthy too. Thank you for this recipe. Love it! - 10/10/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good. I added wheat germ and made 24 mini muffins. - 8/18/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is very good.I love cranberries.What a great way to use them! - 8/4/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds yummilicious...can't wait to make them...thanks for sharing with us... - 7/27/09

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