The Greatest Apple Cranberry Muffins Ever

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cranberry apple muffinI got crazy last night. I threw on my comfiest sweats, poured m'self a glass of wine or three, and whipped up some Apple Cranberry Muffins for this morning. Man, was it worth it! These things are divine -- warm or cool; with or without butter. And I've gotta say -- my house still smells all cozy and fall-like.

If you're planning on making it a lazy Sunday today, and you've got a hankering for something delicious, I highly recommend you make yourself a batch of these super-yummy muffins. They're some of the best I've had in a while. Enjoy!

Apple Cranberry Muffins adapted from Cooks.com

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped apples
  • 3/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries

Instructions:


1.Preheat oven to 400.
 
2. Soak cranberries in hot water for 15 minutes (or microwave in water to cover for 3 minutes). In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, cinnamon and ginger. Stir until well mixed and no streaks remain. Make a well in center of mixture.

In a bowl, mix together brown sugar, egg, milk, molasses, oil, cinnamon and ginger; add to dry ingredients, stirring until just moistened. Fold in apples or 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh apples and soaked cranberries.

3. Spoon batter into buttered or paper-lined muffin pans, filling two-thirds full.

4. Bake at 400 for 16 minutes or until golden and a wooden toothpick inserted in center of a cupcake comes out nearly clean.

5. Remove muffins from pan and cool on a wire rack.


Image via emily.laurel504/Flickr

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AlexJ... AlexJones700

Those look lovely, think ill give this a go one day this week :)

nonmember avatar Miriam

400 degrees... Farenheit or Celsius?

Ewa Krysztofiak

GREAT AND EASY TO MAKE. I USED CANNED WHOLE BERRY CRANBERRY SAUCE,WITH LEFT OVER CRANBERRY SAUCE, PINK LADY APPLES, ADDED EXTRA APPLES CUT INTO LARGER PIECES FOR MORE BODY TO THE MUFFINS. YUMMY THIS ONES A KEEPER

nonmember avatar Meg

Is it finely chopped apples or coarsely chopped apples? Ingredients list says one thing, directions say another. I'm guessing the cinnamon and ginger go with the dry ingredients, not the wet; it is listed in the directions in both places. And in the directions where it says to "fold in apples or 1 cup coarsely chopped apples...", is that an error?

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