Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Cranberry Nut Muffin (healthier) Recipe


It has been confirmed...I am obsessed with muffins! I love making them and unfortunately for my thighs, I like eating them too, lol! But the good thing with muffins is that if your weight and health are of concern, you can make them with healthier options! So don't throw those muffin tins out just yet because you're dieting or trying to eat clean...check out this healthier recipe for cranberry nut muffins; one of my all time favorites!

I used to buy cranberry nut muffins, baked fresh, from my favorite grocery store...Wegman's. (Who else loves Wegman's?!?) But, like a year or so ago, they stopped making that particular kind. Ugh, the devastation was real. Well, I decided to look into recipes to make my own. But if I were going to make my own, I was also going to make them healthy too! That is the best part in making your own; you know exactly what is in them! I tried a few variations before I finally got it right! Crab your apron and let's get started!

 
 

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 cup milk (I used Almond Milk)
  • 1/2 cup fat free Greek Yogurt
  • zest of orange
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce (I used organic)
  • 2 cups fresh/raw cranberries
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line your muffin tin with cupcake papers.
  3. Put fresh/raw cranberries in a saucepan, along with the brown sugar and orange juice. Cook over high heat, stirring frequently, until berries become soft and sugar is dissolved. Set Aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all wet ingredients.
  5. Add in the dry ingredients, walnuts and cranberries, whisk together until well blended.
  6. Pour into muffin tin, filling each only 3/4 full.
  7. Bake for approx. 25 minutes or until they have risen and browned on top a little.
  8. Let cool and enjoy!

These are great for a quick breakfast, a snack, or even as a dessert!
 


Enjoy!

23 comments:

  1. You are adorable! And these sound so yummy. Definitely going to try them! Thanks for the recipe x

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  2. YUM! I need some cranberries STAT!!!

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  3. Those look so good! Perfect for fall, too. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're welcome and thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Awesome! I love that you use whole wheat pastry flour. And I LOVE your apron!

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    1. Thanks Shann Eva! ...Gotta love doing product reviews! lol, do you do them too?

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  5. Thanks everyone for the comments...since a few of you have commented about my apron, I'll just let y'all know that it was a recent review item and here is the link in case anyone is interested in buying one :)

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B011DLNU4M?ref_=cm_rdp_product

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  6. YUM! my husband would love these - as in eat them all in one sitting:)

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  7. I love cranberries and your muffins look great. Thanks for sharing a healthy version.

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  8. These look so good! My kids love muffins, and having a healthier option is great!

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  9. these looks fab! in my household, peanut butter banana muffins get all the limelight - i should find a way to "health-tify" them like you did with these babies! :)

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  10. I was just looking at a bag of frozen cranberries that I've had for . . . a long time . . . and was thinking it was about time I did something with them! Now I know what I will do! Thank you!

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  11. I always thought the frozen cranberries would go in my smoothie ---- not this time!

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  12. This looks really good. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Oh Wow! Dessert, irresistible.

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  14. MMM. I bet the Greek Yogurt tastes great in muffins. When I go through my next baking phrase, I'll have to try these!

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  15. These look awesome! I'm a big cranberry fan, but I feel like I never eat it!

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  16. I love muffins...and I've got the muffin top to prove it lol. I might need to give these a try just so I can eat what I like but maybe I can avoid too many unnecessary calories.

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  17. I need to make thse! love muffins!

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