Healthy, soft, and moist whole wheat orange cranberry muffins that’s perfect for breakfast!
Things I’ve learned during my UK trip so far:
Nobody says “jay-walking,” so don’t use it when playing Balderdash. Everyone will know that an American came up with that answer. And if you’ve never played Balderdash before, do it.
While we’re on the topic of Balderdash, remember not to read any part of the answer when repeating the question. Just don’t.
Scattegories is still one of my favorite games to play with big groups.
There’s sheep EVERYWHERE, and I’m obsessed with them. I may have scared everyone in the car when I suddenly shouted “SHEEP!!!” upon spotting a grazing flock.
Yes, you can find persimmons and fresh lychees here! That one was a personal victory.
Fan-assisted ovens: I’m still tackling those.
Clotted cream? I’m lost on that one.
I’m about to tackle an orange cranberry pull-apart bread for dinner tonight, which reminded me of these fluffy mounds of beauty I made right before leaving for the UK. Orange and cranberry screams the flavors of winter, so I can only do it justice by making into little cakes.
I made these muffins with fresh cranberries, but they can be easily replaced with dried ones. These cuties are soft and MOIST and go down so well with a cup of tea (or coffee, if java is your calling).
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 12-muffin pan with cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, mix the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together.
In a large bowl, mix the sugar, applesauce, oil, milk, yogurt, orange juice, and egg together until well combined. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients. I like to mix it in 3 batches.
Fold in the orange zest, orange peel, cranberries, and chocolate chips.
Pour the batter into the greased muffin pan. Sprinkle some turbinado sugar on top of each muffin if you like.
Bake for 20 to 23 minutes or until a toothpick comes out of a muffin cleanly. It is okay if there are a few crumbs.
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in room temperature for a few days. You can also store it in the refrigerator for up to a week.